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...
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...
Botha’s Hill – January 2019

Botha’s Hill – January 2019

Botha's Hill Fire Disaster Botha's Hill, Kwa-Zulu Natal | Monday, 21 january 2018 On 21st January 2019 there was a house fire that destroyed one family’s home in the Botha’s Hill area. CityHope Disaster Relief were notified via social media platforms and immediately...
Lavender Hill, Muizenberg – January 2019

Lavender Hill, Muizenberg – January 2019

Lavender Hill, Muizenberg Fire Disaster Lavender Hill, Muizenberg | Wednesday, 2 January 2019 Communication was received from a local Church leader in the Overcome Community on 1st Jan 2019 alerting the team to the fire that had ravaged the community on New Year’s Eve...
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...
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...
Muizenburg – December 2018

Muizenburg – December 2018

Muizenburg Fire Disaster Muizneburg, Western Cape | Wednesday, 12 December 2018 On the eve of 12th December 2018, a fire devastated the Military Heights informal settlement. Several dwellings were destroyed. News of the extent of the blaze was not widely communicated...
Alexandra – December 2018

Alexandra – December 2018

Alexandra Fire Disaster Guateng Province | Thursday, 6 December 2018 On 6th December 2018, a fire incident was reported in the early hours of the morning in Alexandra Informal Settlement. Alexandra is located in Gauteng, off the London Road exit. CityHope’s General...
Greenwood Park – December 2018

Greenwood Park – December 2018

GREENWOOD PARK FIRE DISASTER Greenwood Park, Durban North | Saturday 1st December, 2018 A 13-year-old disabled girl was burnt to death in a fire that destroyed more than 40 shacks at the Thandanani Informal settlement near Greenwood Park on Saturday 1st December 2018....
South Sudan – October 2018

South Sudan – October 2018

South Sudan Famine Juba, South Sudan | October 2018 South Sudan currently faces a humanitarian disaster of unmitigated magnitude. A disaster that’s incomprehensible to those of us who take for granted necessities like food and shelter. CityHope Disaster Relief...
Hout Bay – October 2018

Hout Bay – October 2018

Hout Bay Fire Disaster Hout Bay, Western Cape | Friday, 19 October 2018 Two people died and two others were injured in a fire that spread through the shacks in the Hout Bay settlement in the early hours of Friday 19th October 2018. The fire began in Salamander Road in...
Denver Fires – May 2018

Denver Fires – May 2018

Denver Fire Disaster Denver, Johannesburg | May 2018 In May this year, an accidental fire began in the informal community of Denver, just outside the central CBD area of Johannesburg. Approximately 64 shacks were burnt to the ground, leaving over 121 families...
Edith Benson Children’s Home – March 2018

Edith Benson Children’s Home – March 2018

Edith Benson Children's Home - March 2018 Sherwood, Durban | March 2018 In March 2018, the famous Edith Benson Children’s Home in Sherwood, Durban caught fire causing major damage and destruction to a central part of the home. Gratefully, the children and those...
Dunoon Fire Disaster – March 2018

Dunoon Fire Disaster – March 2018

Dunoon Fire Disaster Dunoon, Western Cape | Tueday, 13 March 2018 On Tuesday 13th March, a fire incident was reported in Ususaza Road in Dunoon, Western Cape. Cityhope’s General Manager, Lori Reardon was notified on the 17th March 2018 and activated to undertake a...
Vaal District – December 2017

Vaal District – December 2017

Vaal District Tornado Vaal District, Gauteng | December 2017 Cornerstone Church based in Bedfordview made contact with our team just before Christmas to report a Tornado which ravaged a community in the Vaal district in Gauteng. According to reports, almost 500 people...
Clare Estate Fires – November 2017

Clare Estate Fires – November 2017

11 November 2017 – A massive blaze started by a single candle having gone astray, caused widespread chaos this past weekend at the informal settlement in Clare Estate, Durban. More than 70 homes were burnt to the ground, resulting in 933 people being displaced;...
Nazareth Floods – October 2017

Nazareth Floods – October 2017

Nazareth Floods Nazareth, KZN | October 2017 Torrential storms affected hundreds in October 2017. Many families faced the catastrophic side effects of the heavy downpour including damage to their homes; landslides and loss of personal belongings. How We Helped...
Inanda Valley – September 2017

Inanda Valley – September 2017

Inanda Valley Inanda, KZN | September 2017 In the township of Inanda Valley in KZN, word broke out that a small family’s home had been destroyed by a freak storm In September 2017. The roof of their home had been blown off by gale force winds, leaving the family...
Somalia – August 2017

Somalia – August 2017

Somalia Somalia| August 2017 In August 2017 a CityHope Disaster Relief response team travelled back to Mogadishu, Somalia to assist a local NGO by providing 14 tonnes of food relief to the starving communities. How We Helped Our teams arrived onsite and documented how...
Knysna Fire Disaster – June 2017

Knysna Fire Disaster – June 2017

Knysna Fire Disaster Knysna, Western Cape | June 2017 The entire country came to a standstill in June 2017 when we learnt of the widespread fire disaster that had engulfed much of the beautiful town of Knysna – June 2017.  Over 500 homes had been burnt to the...
Cato Manor Fire – April 2017

Cato Manor Fire – April 2017

The eThekwini Disaster Management team called out to CHDR to assist 30 families affected by fires in Cato Crest & Cato Manor. Team leader, Rob Taylor met with Malcolm Canham (Senior Coordinator, eThekwini Disaster Management) and Ward Counsellor Veli Mthembu on...
Factory Fire in Rossburgh – March 2017

Factory Fire in Rossburgh – March 2017

Emergency response organisations rushed to Rossburg following a massive blaze that broke out in a container terminal at the Durban Harbour. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the scene.Over 70 firefighters were deployed and despite their best efforts the size and...
Chappus – Umhlanga Rocks Fire – March 2017

Chappus – Umhlanga Rocks Fire – March 2017

A fire destroying 40 shacks caused devastation to a small community in the informal area of Chappus in Umhlanga Rocks near the N2 freeway. The start of the fire was unknown but the blaze soon became uncontrollable. Fortunately no one was hurt in the incident.CityHope...
Carletonville Fire – February 2017

Carletonville Fire – February 2017

Our general manager received a call from a community member within a small informal settlement known as “Slovo” near Carletonville in Gauteng. The lady named “Tabitha” was distraught following a fire which took place in her home village destroying nearly 100 shacks...
Durban Flood Victims – July 2016

Durban Flood Victims – July 2016

The Challenge With heavy snow and excessive rains this weekend, severe flooding has been caused with flash floods in some parts of the province, with the greater Durban area being the most affected. Response WE WILL BE RESPONDING TO FLOOD VICTIMS THROUGH THE PROVISION...
Malawi Drought Response – July 2016

Malawi Drought Response – July 2016

The ChallengeMalawi Drought Response | From experiencing floods a year ago, to now facing a severe drought, CityHope is responding once again in partnership with Future Life and City Logistics in committing to send food aid to Malawi. ResponseThe truck that will be...
Durban Informal Settlement Fire | July 2016

Durban Informal Settlement Fire | July 2016

The Challenge Durban informal settlement fire leaves scores homeless. Around 200 people have been left homeless after 80 shacks were destroyed in a fire in Sea Cow Lake, north of Durban yesterday. Response CityHope Disaster Relief is sending 300 blankets and clothing...
Hillcrest Aids Center – May 2016

Hillcrest Aids Center – May 2016

The Challenge Having received 100 boxes of Doves Hygiene Wipes from their donor, Premier FMCG, newly appointed General Manager of Cityhope Disaster Relief, Lori Reardon and our team decided to call upon The Hillcrest Aids Centre to donate the wipes to both their...
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