#Every Life Matters

#Every Life Matters

#Every Life Matters CityHope Disaster Relief’s mandate is very clear. We respond to disaster situations through the provision of relief aid and disaster recovery. Whether it is a raging flood, a blazing fire or civil unrest – we respond. It is our passion to get...
Somalia 2019

Somalia 2019

Somalia 2019 It was a seemingly ordinary Wednesday morning when I was asked to prepare an audio visual to highlight the plight of the people of Somalia and the 6 tons of aid being sent up by CityHope Disaster Relief. Somalis have faced drought, hunger and a relentless...
South Sudan Mission

South Sudan Mission

South Sudan Mission Our team visited an area on the outskirts of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. The people receiving assistance were refugees from an outlying area called Wonduruba, where fighting had forced them to leave their farms, homes, livestock and even...
Somalia

Somalia

Somalia Somalia, a country synonymous with piracy, kidnappings, terrorism and the ongoing plight of people suffering daily of hunger and the constant need for humanitarian aid. It seems as if Somalis have the ‘deck of cards’ stacked against them, and for the most...
2019 KZN Floods

2019 KZN Floods

2019 KZN Floods The floods that hit KZN in April this year brought with them an immeasurable amount of destruction and despair. There were seventy fatalities recorded and no less than 1,000 individuals displaced due to the relentless heavy rains that destroyed their...
2020 Trustees Report

2020 Trustees Report

2020 Trustees Report The 2019/20 Fiscal period has seen CityHope Disaster Relief showered with the abundant blessings and provision of God as we continue to put Him and His ways first. During that 12-month period, CityHope was able to positively impact approximately...
Fire in Alexandra township, Gauteng – July 2020

Fire in Alexandra township, Gauteng – July 2020

Fire in Alexandra Alexandra, Gauteng | 2nd of July 2020 On 2nd July a fire tore through Alexandra township in Gauteng, where 200 families watched their belongings go up in flames. Thankfully there were no injuries or fatalities from this disaster, but their homes were...
Fire in Jeppestown, Johannesburg – February 2020

Fire in Jeppestown, Johannesburg – February 2020

Fire in Jeppestown Jeppestown, Johannesburg | 24th of February 2020 On the 24th of February 2020, we were notified by a teacher at one of our Pebbles nursery schools of a fire that had destroyed people’s shacks near her house in Jeppestown. Although this plea...
Flash Floods Orlando, Soweto – February 2020

Flash Floods Orlando, Soweto – February 2020

Flash Floods in Orlando Orlando, Soweto | 10th of February 2020 On the 10th of February 2020, we were notified of flash floods that had affected people’s homes near the Orlando West Home Affairs. The water had reached around 60/70cm in height in people’s homes,...
Zambia Food Relief – January 2020

Zambia Food Relief – January 2020

Zambia Food Relief Kwa-Zulu Natal | January 2020 Zambia is experiencing its worst drought in a century. Adverse climatic conditions have left more than 2.3 million people in Zambia severely food insecure. That translates to 19% of the total population. Large parts of...
New Hanover Tornado – November 2019

New Hanover Tornado – November 2019

New Hanover Tornado Kwa-Zulu Natal | November 2019 The towns of New Hanover and Mpolweni in inland KZN were flattened in November 2019 when a highly destructive tornado tore through the towns, resulting in entire villages being destroyed and leaving hundreds of...
October 2019 Press Release

October 2019 Press Release

Supporting Communities Across South Africa Over the last three months of 2019, Hillcrest based Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) CityHope Disaster Relief has impacted the lives of over 3,300 individuals across South Africa. Read more below. Read More Get Involved or...
Newsletter – 2019 3rd Quarter

Newsletter – 2019 3rd Quarter

2019 3rd Quarter Newsletter The third quarter of 2019 has seen CityHope dive into several new and unique initiatives. The introduction of the new Clothing Kit has made a significant difference to the impact of the relief that we distribute through various communities...
Xenophobia – September 2019

Xenophobia – September 2019

Xenophobic Attacks Kwa-Zulu Natal | September 2019 In September 2019 violent and unjust attacks against foreign nationals in Northern KZN resulted in hundreds of individuals being displaced How we helped In September 2019 violent and unjust attacks against foreign...
Pinetown Traders Fire Damage – July 2019

Pinetown Traders Fire Damage – July 2019

Pinetown Traders Pinetown, Kwa-Zulu Natal | 25 July 2019 Approximately 300 traders in Pinetown, KZN, lost their stock to a fire that spread from the railway line through their storage facilities on Thursday 25th July 2019 Overview The local councilor overseeing that...
Sea Cow Lake – July 2019

Sea Cow Lake – July 2019

Sea Cow Lake Fire Damage Sea Cow Lake, Kwa-Zulu Natal | Thursday 25th July, 2019 On Thursday 25th July, the same day as the Pinetown Vendors fire, there was also a fire that ripped through the Sea Cow Lake Informal Settlement in the Durban region. How we helped...
Fire Damage Walmer PE – June 2019

Fire Damage Walmer PE – June 2019

Fire damage in Walmer Walmer, Port Elizabeth | Monday 10th June, 2019 On Monday 10th June a fire destroyed 25 homes in the Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth. CityHope reached out to Harvest Church, based in Port Elizabeth, and they were delighted to be able to assist...
Fire Damage Masiphumelele – June 2019

Fire Damage Masiphumelele – June 2019

Fire Damage Masiphumelele Sim Place, Effingham | Tuesday 4th June, 2019 On Tuesday 4th June 2019 there was a fire that spread through the informal settlement at Sim Place in Effingham, KZN. This resulted in 25 shacks being destroyed. How we helped Catherine contacted...
Fire Damage Masiphumelele – June 2019

Effingham Fire Response 2019 Press Release

Effingham Fire Response 2019 We responded into the Sim Place Informal settlement in Effingfam following the devastating fire that consumed 23 shacks in the area on Tuesday 4th June 2019. The organisation distributed food parcels, blankets and clothing to the families...
2019 KZN Floods

Newsletter – 2019 2nd Quarter

2019 2nd Quarter Newsletter The first half of 2019, CityHope Disaster Relief made a significant impact on the lives of 8,230 individuals across South Africa and Malawi. The Response Team has been working tirelessly into a vast number of communities that have been...
Fire damage Masiphumelele | 19th May 2019

Fire damage Masiphumelele | 19th May 2019

Fire Damage Masiphumelele Sunday, 19 May 2019 A devastating fire tore through the Masiphumelele Settlement in the Western Cape on Sunday 19th May 2019. DOWNLOAD INCIDENT REPORT There were 51 households and more than 200 people that faced the trauma of losing all of...
Malawi Flood Response – March 2019

Malawi Flood Response – March 2019

Malawi Flood Response Malawi | Friday, 8 March 2019 On Friday 8th March 2019 the Government of Malawi declared a State of Disaster in the country following relentless, heavy rains and flooding associated with Cyclone Idai, which later hit Mozambique on Thursday 14th...
Flood Damage Kwa-Mashu | 12th March 2019

Flood Damage Kwa-Mashu | 12th March 2019

Flood Damage Kwa-Mashu | 12 March Tuesday, 12 March 2019 On the 12th March 2019 heavy rains battered KZN. Heavy rain and flooding in parts of KwaMashu, Inanda, Verulam and Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal left a number of homes flooded and damaged. DOWNLOAD INCIDENT REPORT...
Flood Damage Embo | 12 March 2019

Flood Damage Embo | 12 March 2019

Flood Damage Embo Embo, Kwa-Zulu Natal | Tuesday, 12 March 2019 On the 12th March 2019 heavy rains battered KZN. As the rains continued to pour down, a family came knocking on CityHope’s door. DOWNLOAD INCIDENT REPORT A young mother, carrying her young baby boy,...
Malawi Response Misson

Malawi Response Misson

Malawi Response Mission On Friday 8th March 2019 the Government of Malawi declared a State of Disaster in the country following relentless, heavy rains and flooding associated with Cyclone Idai, which later hit Mozambique on Thursday 14th March. The Cyclone resulted...
Malawi Response Mission

Malawi Response Mission

Malawi Response Mission On Friday 8th March 2019 the Government of Malawi declared a State of Disaster in the country following relentless, heavy rains and flooding associated with Cyclone Idai, which later hit Mozambique on Thursday 14th March. The Cyclone resulted...
Storm Damage LadySmith – February 2019

Storm Damage LadySmith – February 2019

Ladysmith Storm Damage Ladysmith, Kwa-Zulu Natal |Saturday 2nd February, 2019 Scores of families were left homeless and were evacuated to community halls following a devastating storm that wreaked havoc, displacing several families in Ladysmith on Saturday 2nd...
Wupperthall – January 2019

Wupperthall – January 2019

Wupperthal Fire Disaster Wupperthal, Western Cape | Sunday, 30 December 2018 On the evening of 30th December 2018, residents of the rural town of Wupperthal were called to assist as a fire began to rage out of control as strong winds lifted lit coals and cast them...
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