On the 22nd of April, devastating rains struck the East coast of South Africa, heaping widespread damage to life and property in and around Durban.
Flash floods ravaged the KwaZulu – Natal coast with the incessant rains causing water levels to rise, inundating homes and vehicles. The storms triggered mudslides that engulfed entire villages, buried families and homes. The death toll kept rising with every passing hour with several still trapped under the rubble.
The torrential rains affecting thousands, displacing hundreds from the comfort of their homes, leaving them stranded without food, clothes and belongings.
Under the supervision of Mrs Fazila AK Ismail (Trustee – WMO Africa Chapter), the organisation swung into action to provide relief aid to the victims battered by the floods. Jama’atun Nisa and WMO Ladies Wing (Africa Chapter) initiated a blanket distribution drive for the afflicted with more than 500 blankets being distributed on an urgent basis to provide comfort during these difficult times. Zafreen Feizul Ayob, a pillar of strength for Purposeful Giving has collaborated with Jama’atun Nisa and WMO Ladies Wing (Africa Chapter) to garner funds towards 300 mattresses.
We pray that the Almighty ease the pain and suffering, provide comfort, protect the vulnerable, strengthen the weak and shower his mercy on all those whose lives have been devastated by the rains and floods.
WMO’s response will be immediate and continuous, as and when the need arises. We stand firm, shoulder to shoulder with the flood victims of KwaZulu – Natal in their hour of need.
We are grateful to our donors. Your timely contributions help us to Serve Humanity at their most vulnerable times.