06 June 2020   13. Shawwal 1441
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Darul Ihsan Relief Team assist fire victims

About 160 people have been affected by a fire incident at the Palmiet Road Informal Settlement in Clare Estate, Durban on Friday, 28 March 2020.

The fire broke out at about 2:30 am and at first light the Ethekwini Disaster Management team was on site to assess the damage.

Fortunately there were no injuries or fatalities but about 70 shack dwellings were razed to the ground.

Disaster Management official Mr Zamani Mtshali contacted Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre with a requisition for blankets and grocery items.

By 15h30 on Friday the Darul Ihsan Relief Team together with Disaster Management officials headed by Mr Themba Mdalose in convoy arrived at the settlement and were met by the Councillor Ms Busi Ndlovu of ward 23 and a few residents.

The Darul Ihsan Relief Team distributed 150 Blankets, 68 grocery hampers and 5 bulk food ingredient hampers to cook 5 bulk meals.

The distributon was supervised by the Councillor, Mr Themba Mdalose and Mr Mpilode Sikhakhane an official from Operation Sukuma Sakhe.

Settlement committee member Ms Zee Gumede together with the officials thanked the team for its prompt response and provisions.

At the same site, on Saturday 28 March 2020, the Darul Ihsan Relief Team delivered 100 loaves of bread and 15 kgs of fruit jam for breakfast supervised by the Councillor and Ms Zee Gumede, much to the appreciation of the recipients.

The Darul Ihsan Relief team observed all regulations pertaining to Covid-19 as well as the National Lockdown.

Further intervention requests will be expected from Ethekwini Disaster Management during and after the lockdown.

We thank our generous donors and appeal for your continued support in these trying times.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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