Vision4Life eye-care programme

03 Mar 2017

The new phase of the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Vision4Life eye care programme has been launched with the establishment of an onsite eye care clinic at the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s offices in the Sherwood area of Durban. The new phase follows on the success of a volunteer driven cataract surgery campaign that benefitted many patients in 2014. It will involve the screening of patients from disadvantaged schools, old age homes and other areas where effective treatment may be difficult to obtain. Those...

Operation Sukuma Sakhe

31 Dec 2015

Operation Sukuma Sakhe began as the poverty eradication wing of the KZN government first spearheaded by former premier Dr Zweli Mkhize. It aims to make meaningful household interventions on poverty possible and to address the needs of the most vulnerable and deprived communities and households. In this way it seeks to make rural development and sustainable livelihood a realizable vision and to create opportunities for skills development and employment. Operation Sukuma Sakhe aims to rebuild...

Local Emergency Relief

09 Oct 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation teams operating from various local provincial branches regularly respond to small scale incidents that affect vulnerable communities. Oftentimes it is those who are already the worst off in terms of their economic standing that suffer most in heavy rains, hailstorms or fires. Our teams ensure that these people are not forgotten by conducting distributions of blankets, mattresses, hygiene packs and other essentials in the aftermath of their negative experiences.

SA Storm Relief

08 Oct 2017

The week starting Monday 9th October 2017, was a busy one in disaster relief for Al-Imdaad Foundation teams in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Freak weather storms had battered Gauteng on Monday before moving over coastal KwaZulu-Natal by Tuesday morning. In Gauteng, roofs were blown off malls, scores were displaced and widespread flooding and hail damage was reported, with the worst affected areas in Ekurhuleni Metro and Mogale City. Al-Imdaad Foundation teams were quick to respond in coordination...

Women’s Month Activities 2017

07 Aug 2017

August is women’s month and at the Al-Imdaad Foundation it’s an occasion to continue our support for important programmes such as mother to child health, breastfeeding awareness initiatives and other activities. Special sanitary pack distributions were also organised in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape.

Durban Informal Settlement Fires

28 Jun 2017

Within the space of a few days, residents of informal settlements on Kennedy Road and Cherry Road in Durban, South Africa were subjected to devastating fires that spread rapidly between informal structures in the densely packed settlements. On June 29th on Cherry Road, over 93 buildings burned down affecting over 200 people. In the larger fire on Kennedy Road, over 200 hundred structures burned down leaving many homeless. Al-Imdaad Foundation teams were on the ground in the aftermath of both...

Western Cape Outreach Programmes

27 Jun 2017

Numerous poor areas and informal settlements in the Western Cape face difficult socioeconomic conditions. Many families struggle against the difficulties brought about by gangsterism, teenage pregnancies and drugs. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s office in the Western Cape often engages in outreach programmes to address the needs of vulnerable residents whether in the form of nutritional assistance, regular support or seasonal activities.

Western Cape Fire & Flood Relief

06 Jun 2017

Up to 10 000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes after intensive winds brought about what is being called the worst urban fire in recent memory in the Western Cape. The fire affected parts of the Southern Cape in Knysna and surrounding areas. The fire came on the back of what has been called the worst storm in 30 years in Cape Town which caused havoc on Wednesday June 7th 2017, ripping roofs off buildings and leading to widespread flooding in low-lying areas. Several thousand people...

Dakota Informal Settlement Fire

26 May 2017

A fire at the Dakota informal settlement in Isipingo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday evening, destroyed 60 shacks and left around 200 people homeless. Due to the proximity of shacks to one another, the fire spread quickly and soon tore through large numbers of the poorly built structures. Al-Imdaad Foundation teams coordinated with disaster management authorities and other local NGOs to address needs of victims in displacement centres.

Operation Winter Warmth 2017

27 Mar 2017

Winter season in South Africa is one of the most difficult times of year for those living at the bottom rung of society. Whether they are rural dwellers or inhabitants of shanty towns and informal settlements, when the cold comes it highlights their flimsy walls and thin clothes and aggravates the medical conditions many suffer from. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s annual Operation Winter Warmth blanket drive addresses this with timely interventions for the most vulnerable. We distribute blankets, winter...

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