MSF, Doctors Without Borders, KZN, eThekwini floods
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KZN Floods Emergency Response

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Responding to the emergency

The recent flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have displaced over 40,000 South Africans and claimed more than 400 lives. Major district hospitals and dozens of health clinics are currently without water after floods damaged water supply systems. 

People have been sheltering for days in more than 20 schools, community halls and churches in the eThekwini region around Durban – few of which are electrified or have access to running water and adequate sanitation for the hundreds sheltering there.

Many displaced people lost all their possessions including their chronic medications, especially for HIV, TB, diabetes, and hypertension, in the floods. They now struggle to access health services due to the scale of infrastructural damage, and steep challenges of daily survival.  

With the support of the Department of Health and the City of eThekwini, our teams are on the ground providing much urgent aid to Ntuzuma, KwaDabeka & Marrianridge communities.

Our response, as of 22 April 2022, includes:

  • Supplying blankets, cookware, hygiene kits, portable latrines, and water tanks to the community,
  • Providing counselling to people suffering from trauma and bereavement,
  • Mobile health response, including a team of doctors, nurses and registered counsellors.
     

As we continue to respond to the increasing needs of South African's affected by the flooding in KZN, we appeal to you to consider donating today. 

A dedicated, restricted fund has been set up for the KZN flooding emergency. To make a direct deposit or EFT, please use our banking details below. Alternatively, click on the 'Donate Now' button to donate via bank card.

Bank: Nedbank
Bank account: 1944209425
Branch code: 194405
Branch name: Parktown
Account type: Current
Reference details: Please use the word KZN + your contact number
(e.g. KZN0861231234)

 

 

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