Wed. Jan 27th, 2021

Durban floods: Gift of the Givers to hand out parcels and basic essentials

durban kzn floods april 2019Gift of the Givers is encouraging South Africans to assist in providing relief efforts to those affected by the floods.

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Dr Imtiaz Sooliman from Gift of the Givers has confirmed that the non-profit organisation will, on Wednesday, be on the ground to assist those that have been displaced by the harsh Durban floods.

Durban floods: What’s the latest?

As reported by EWN, as of Wednesday morning, the death toll rose to 51, with hundreds of residents from low-lying communities left displaced.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced to cut his visit to Egypt short to heed the cries of the hundreds of people that have been affected by the floods.

While the president is expected to visit certain areas of the embattled city, NPOs like Gift of the Givers will be on the ground, providing much-needed basic essentials to those who have been left with nothing.

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“We’ll start with the basic stuff [like] blankets and it’s still raining and people were out in the open without shelter.

“So, they require blankets, they require mattresses, they require clothing, some hygiene items… we’ll give them food packs and hot meals will be provided for them,” Sooliman stated.

Gift of the Givers: How to donate

Sooliman also confirmed that in the site where they were called to, as many as 80 houses were washed away, leaving around 200 people displaced.

He confirmed that the organisation has distributed teams to hit up areas like Umlazi and Lamontville to provide assistance where necessary.

Those who would like to donate blankets, food hampers, and even clothes, can do so by contacting:

ReadDurban floods: Bodies of mother and daughter recovered in Chatsworth

Gift of the Givers
Tel: 0800 786 911

Durban weather: Wet weather clears from Wednesday

The weather conditions in Durban have been a lot better compared to the past two days.

The region has still maintained its warm temperatures and the clouds have cleared, allowing for little to no rain and enough time for rescue operators to reach the displaced people and assist where necessary.

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