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The calls have been coming since yesterday in our head office Johannesburg, our satellite office in Inanda, Emaoti ,Kwazulu-Natal was destroyed by heavy rain.

This is indeed an incredible country where the spirit of Ubuntu always takes centre stage and reigns supreme.

We have done on-site assessments identifying areas of severe damage and avoiding duplication.

Community members and our Mobile field workers are also providing feedback and challenges.

whilst informal settlements, houses in low lying locations and the non-insured that are dependent on a compassionate nation to assist them in their hour of distress. The need of the hour is huge with massive damages to roads, highways turned into rivers, shipping containers floating on the N2, retaining walls collapsed with people trapped underneath, cars have been washed away, debris and trees blocking roads, people can't get to work, health facilities had to reduce services, religious institutions, as well as many homes, have been damaged, electrical infrastructure is non-functional aggravating load shedding, streams have become raging rivers, people have lost their lives. Those making it to work have to carry extra shoes and socks as they walk through streams to get to transport that in turn have to negotiate high levels of water on roads.

a lady and three children have washed away tragically. Three bodies have been found, one child is still missing.

There is substantial destruction in the area.

Hot meals, blankets, bottled water, warm clothes, sanitary pads and diapers are the initial requirements for those in low lying areas who have lost their material possessions.

Food parcels, school uniforms and stationery will be provided where the need arises, building material will be considered as well as repairs to damaged school infrastructure.

disaster relief