Al-Imdaad Foundation
Masjid Sanitisation Project

12 Jun 2020

Masjid Sanitisation Project With the welcome opening of Mosques and prayer facilities to limited numbers under lockdown level three, it is essential that all steps are taken to ensure the safety of the community. The Al-Imdaad Foundation is therefore...


Vision-4-Life eye-care programme

09 May 2020

VISION-4-LIFE CLINIC

Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Vision-4-Life eye care clinic is located in the Sherwood area of Durban. The clinic performs screenings of patients from disadvantaged schools, old age homes and other areas where effective treatment...


OPERATION WINTER WARMTH SA

10 May 2020

The winter is coming this year at a time when many families are more vulnerable than they have been in decades. South Africans are struggling to put food on the table, having...


South African Water Projects

03 Sep 2020

Since inception, the Al-Imdaad Foundation has always made water projects a regular part of its activities in South Africa. With the extended drought from 2015 onwards these projects were increased to help address communities facing critical water shortages....


Local Emergency Relief

06 May 2020

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...


Slice-4-Life

10 May 2020

As the cost of living soars and medical care becomes almost unaffordable, the queues at state hospitals lengthen considerably. For many who endure the long wait for essential medical supplies, hunger is a constant companion. A vast majority travel...


Social Welfare programme

06 May 2020

There many people who fall through the cracks in society and struggle to get by day to day due to illness, disability, unemployment or social exclusion. While the ideal is always to empower communities and individuals to be self-sufficient, the Al-Imdaad...


Organic Community Gardens

31 Aug 2020

Rural areas in developing countries like South Africa are generally characterised by an inadequate satisfaction of basic needs which lies at the core of poverty. Basic needs are those human requirements that are necessary to make human survival and...


Make Breakfast Possible

10 May 2020

As it is often said, a healthy body is a healthy mind and a hungry stomach does not bode well for the absorption of information. Hungry learners often struggle to concentrate in class and visit the school nurse daily with head and stomach aches. Due...


Operation Sukuma Sakhe

28 Apr 2020

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...


Back-2-School Campaign

09 May 2020

The beginning of the new school year is a time of mixed emotions. For some students it is a time of excitement for others it is a time of embarrassment and dread. Students who cannot afford stationery or school bags often feel very shy about their...


Education Programmes in South Africa

11 May 2020

The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s education projects in South Africa have been ongoing for many years now and in that period the foundation has been able to support students and learners across educational levels from the early childhood development phase...


SA Drought Relief

18 May 2020

Below average rainfall and dry, hot weather resulted in a crippling drought across many areas of South Africa. Even with rainfall in 2016 and early 2017, many dams remain far below capacity. Nationally the drought situation affected millions of households...


Fidya, Kaffara, Fitra

11 May 2020

In certain circumstances, Muslims are required to make expiatory payments to cover outstanding aspects of ritual worship or atone for intentional breaking of fasts without valid excuse. Al-Imdaad Foundation is able to facilitate these payments which...


Revive a Sunnah Campaign

18 May 2020

The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) is reported to have said that whosoever loves my Sunnah (way or practices), loves me and whosoever loves me will be with me in paradise. (Tirmidhi) For the believer there is no greater honour than to...


Skills Training & Self-Empowerment Projects

18 May 2020

Al-Imdaad Foundation supports skills training and empowerment projects that aim to allow beneficiaries to stand on their own feet long after the day of intervention. These projects allow beneficiaries to develop the means to earn their own incomes...


Orphan Care Programme

18 May 2020

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has various orphan care initiatives in many countries in which it operates which help ensure one of societies neediest groups are not forgotten. Our orphan care meets the needs of orphans and their families and contributes...


Refugee and IDP Rehabilitation

18 May 2020

In South Africa there exists refugee communities, from Somalia, East and Central Africa and other regions. These communities often struggle with essential needs and sometimes are subject to discrimination and Xenophobic violence. Al-Imdaad Foundation...


Feeding Schemes

18 May 2020

Al-Imdaad Foundation’s support for feeding schemes and soup kitchens allows hungry individuals to partake of a free meal. Feeding programmes are often part of interventions for families displaced by xenophobia, flooding, fires etc. In some locations,...


Madrasah Imdaadiyya

11 May 2020

After the lap of the mother, the foundational Islamic learning of every child takes place in the Maktab Madrasah (Islamic learning centre), wherein the child is moulded through the dual means of Tarbiyah (Moral instruction) and Ta’lim (Islamic Education). Madrasah...


Medical Rehabilitation Projects

18 May 2020

In South Africa, our regular medical projects continue to benefit the local community including support for the medical costs of welfare patients, distribution of mobility aids such as walking sticks and wheelchairs, and medical outreach programmes....


Admin Costs

18 May 2020

Admin costs are an important part of making any NGO's activities viable. The Al-Imdaad Foundation follows a strict 100% donations policy which means that every cent donated to a given project is utilised for that project with no commission or administration...


Back2School

18 May 2020

The beginning of the new school year is a time of mixed emotions. For some students it is a time of excitement for others it is a time of embarrassment and dread. Students who cannot afford stationery or school bags often feel very shy about their...


Eid Feast Packs

28 Aug 2020

This year, families across South Africa will be facing a difficult Eid. The lockdown has taken a serious toll on the livelihoods of millions. Many in our community have been struggling through Ramadan and have limited resources to celebrate the occasion...


UK Volunteers assist SA communities

13 Jan 2019

Al-Imdaad Foundation UK team members together with volunteer representatives of Food for Thought, a UK based charitable organisation that conducts weekly homeless feeding, have been on the ground in South Africa. The Food for Thought team had fundraised...


New House for Ndwedwe Gogo

14 Sep 2018

Pendukile Matololo Ngcobo is an 86-year-old South African citizen from the rural Esuthumbini area in Ndwedwe Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Gogo Ngcobo had lived with her grand daughter and two grandchildren in an old dilapidated mud Rondavel...


New House for Ladysmith Widow

08 Sep 2018

Al-Imdaad Foundation recently partnered with government to help build a new home for a struggling Ladysmith Widow. The deceased husband had first applied for an RDP house with the Department of Human Settlements in late 2005 but by the time he passed...


Mandela Day 2018

17 Jul 2018

On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 Al-Imdaad Foundation teams engaged in special Mandela Day activities at Orange Farm Township, including blankets and warm hat distributions as well as snack packs and walking sticks for seniors. Teams also delivered gas...


#Operation Winter Warmth

11 May 2020

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures begin to drop and we all take out our big puffy jackets and extra blankets. For some, the winter is about turning the switch on the heater, but for many South Africans winter is an added burden to...


Cape Town Water Crisis

11 May 2020

Three years of failed rains created a crisis in the Western Cape with dams reaching critically low levels. Studies showed that the period 2015-2017 was the driest in the area in the past 84 years.  Communities in Cape Town faced the looming threat...


UK Volunteers in South Africa 2018

15 Jan 2018

A delegation of volunteers from Al-Imdaad Foundation UK kicked off 2018 with a series of humanitarian activities in South Africa. The team reached out to the elderly, disabled, orphans and many other vulnerable groups during their visit. They engaged...


SA Storm Relief

11 May 2020

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...


Women’s Month Activities

19 Dec 2019

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...


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...


Western Cape Outreach Programmes

04 Dec 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...


Western Cape Fire & Flood Relief

11 May 2020

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....


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...


Operation Winter Warmth

11 May 2020

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...


Wheelchair distribution in Mpumalanga

25 Nov 2016

On Saturday November 26th 2016, the Al-Imdaad Foundation joined the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu in taking disability rights awareness month to the Mawewe village in Mpumalanga Province. The event formed part...


Mount Ayliff Hailstorm

15 Nov 2016

On Wednesday November 9th 2016, a devastating hailstorm affected the Mount Ayliff area in the Eastern cape. In the worst affected township of Mobeni some 17 households were displaced with 13 families rendered completely homeless. An elderly 72 year...


Dignity Pack Distributions at Schools

11 May 2020

Recent surveys indicate that most school girls from underprivileged families miss school when on their menstruation cycles simply because they cannot afford sanitary pads. To help ensure that a girl is in class for the duration of the school calendar,...


July Durban Floods 2016

23 Jul 2016

On Sunday July 24th and the Morning of Monday July 25th, extensive flooding affected the greater Durban region causing structural damage, mudslides and the destruction of numerous informal houses. Responding to a request from the Provincial Disaster...


Durban Flash Floods 2016

08 May 2016

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been responding to victims of the flash flooding that affected the greater Durban area at the weekend. The flooding saw some 206 ml of rainfall, more than the usual average for the whole month of May, received in just...


Operation Winter Warmth 2016

30 Apr 2020

As the bitter cold of the winter months approach, many across the country continue to live lives of deprivation. With rising inflation and a weakening rand, the condition of South Africa’s neediest communities becomes increasingly difficult. Added...


Back to School stationery distributions 2016

13 Mar 2016

We cannot imagine the hardship and struggle of young learners who cannot afford their own stationery. It can be a source of embarrassment and an obstacle to effective learning. It is well into the third month of school and many students still do not...


Eastern Cape Hailstorm Relief 2016

03 Feb 2016

On Wednesday February 8th 2016 a devastating storm struck parts of the eastern cape causing injuries, damage to households and at least one death. The storm brought heavy rains and strong winds and wreaked havoc in Mount Frere and Mount Ayliff in the...


Ennerdale Distribution with Polokwane Muslim Trust (PMT)

14 Nov 2015

The Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered with the Polokwane Muslim Trust to distribute food hampers to a thousand needy families in the Ennerdale area of Gauteng province. The area is characterised by large scale poverty and unemployment far higher than...


Al-Imdaad Foundation and Air Mercy Winter Warmth initiative

11 Aug 2015

As an extension of Al-Imdaad Foundation’s winter warmth campaign in response to what seems an extended winter in 2015, an important partnership between the Al-Imdaad Foundation, Air Mercy and the KZN Department of Health has been forged. The partnership...


Imbabazane house handover with OSS

29 Jul 2015

The Khumalo family is a child headed household from the Ezinyosini area in Imbabazane Municipality in Northern KwaZulu- Natal. The family consists of 7 children whose parents have passed away a few years previously. The family had been identified as...


Hibiscus Coast Distribution with OSS

22 Jul 2015

The Al-Imdaad Foundation reached out to needy elderly residents of the Hibiscus coast Municipality through the distribution of blankets, warm hats, hygiene packs and walking sticks. The Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered in the distribution with Operation...


Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Mandela day activities

16 Jul 2015

The Al-Imdaad Foundation participated in activities to commemorate Mandel day including the cleaning up of a Willowfontein Lake. The Al-Imdaad Foundation also distributed school uniforms to needy students in the Willowfontein. The event took place...


Operation Winter Warmth 2015

21 Apr 2015

The bitterly cold winter season in South Africa is especially daunting for the poor and underprivileged who cannot afford to keep warm during these months. The Al-Imdaad Foundation's annual Winter Warmth campaign aims to assist these communities by...


The Al-Imdaad Foundation Responds to Xenophobic Attacks in Durban

29 Mar 2015

The past few weeks in South Africa have seen an outbreak in incidents of xenophobic violence in several areas of KZN primarily around the Durban area but also extending inland to provincial capital PMB and other smaller towns. Isolated incidents have...


Back To School Stationery Distribution 2015

15 Mar 2015

Many learners at South African Schools cannot afford to meet even the most basic stationery requirements forcing them into a situation of great embarrassment and difficulty during day to day classroom activities. This in turn can adversely affect their...


Pietermaritzburg Hailstorm 2015

05 Feb 2015

Just after 18:00 on Friday the 6th of February, a massive hailstorm struck Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding areas damaging cars, windows and the roof tiles of many homes. In different areas the size of the hailstones ranged from pea sized to tennis...


Operation Sukuma Sakhe 2015

31 Dec 2014

Rural poverty in South Africa is often hard to target because of the small villages and isolated settlements in which many citizens live. They are often excluded from the political process because of a lack of access and their participation in the...


Estcourt Hail Disaster 2014

17 Oct 2014

On the 12th of October 2014, at around 16h00, the Umtshezi municipality was hit by a severe hailstorm. This storm caused damages to households in the following areas: KwaMatshesi, Emobeni , Kwamgwenya (ward 09) and Heviland (ward 08). As is most often...


Al-Imdaad Responds to Amoati and Cato-Crest Informal Settlement Fires

27 Sep 2014

On the 19th and 25th of September 2014 fires broke out in the Amoati and Cato-Crest informal settlements respectively leading to 62 houses being burnt down and up to 130 left homeless between the two. Responding to a request from the eThekwini disaster...


Woodstock Informal Settlement Fire Incident

17 Sep 2014

On the 18th of September 2014 a fire broke out in the Woodstock Informal Settlement near the Mountainrise area of Pietermaritzburg. It is believed that the dry weather conditions at the time gave rise to a veld fire which spread into the settlement...


Mbongwa Family Home

17 Jul 2014

Mr Mbongwa is an elderly disabled man from St Chads just outside of Ladysmith. He had been profiled by local community care givers due to his disability and his living in a dilapidated mud hut. During a July 2014 visit to Al-Imdaad by the Turkish aid...


Al-Imdaad volunteers launch first mobile musallah & madrassah

05 Jul 2014

Alhamdulillah by the grace and mercy of Allah Ta’alah, Al-Imdaad Foundation volunteers have launched their first mobile musallah and madrasah. The catalyst for introducing this concept arose from the realisation of widespread lack of infrastructure...


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to the crsis in Marikana.

20 May 2014

The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to the crisis in Maricana by distributing hampers to starving workers of the Anglo American platinum mine.


Vision-4-Life eye cataract surgery campaign

30 Apr 2020

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently launched its "Vision 4 Life" eye cataract surgery campaign to assist people that are suffering with cataract, which is a leading cause of blindness in South Africa. Currently an estimated 160 000 South Africans...


Operation Winter Warmth 2014

02 May 2014

Hoping to build upon a successful winter warmth project in 2013, where thousands of blankets were distributed countrywide, The Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently launched its 2014 Operation Winter Warmth campaign. As the chill of winter spreads its...


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to East London Flood disaster

25 Apr 2014

Non-stop rains have wreaked havoc in East London and surrounding areas, causing major damage to property and roads. Idutywa, which falls in the Mbhashe Local Municipality and is part of the Amathole District was hit by a severe hailstorm that caused...


Operation Sukuma Sakhe 2014

31 Dec 2013

Rural areas are generally characterised by a lack of the basic necessities of life and this inadequate satisfaction of basic needs lies at the core of poverty. Basic needs are those human requirements that are necessary to make human survival and development...


Al-Imdaad in partnership hands over homes in Kwaggafontein.

27 Oct 2013

The Al-Imdaad Foundation together with the Department of Social Development handed over 2 houses to needy recipients in Kwaggafontein and Moloto in the Mpumalanga Province on the 28/10/13. The families, who were identified by Deputy Minister Ntuli,...


Al-Imdaad donates wheelchairs to the PE Provincial Hospital

31 Jul 2013

On Monday the 27th of May 2013, The Al-Imdaad Foundation handed over 8 wheelchairs to the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital. The function was attended by hospital CEO Mr Kobus Kotze, Chairman of the Hospital Board Mr. Mia Loonat, hospital matrons...


Operation Winter Warmth 2013

29 Apr 2013

Hoping to build upon a successful winter warmth project in 2012, where thousands of blankets were distributed countrywide, The Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently launched its 2013 Operation Winter Warmth campaign. Targeting deep rural areas where people...


Al-Imdaad Responds to the Eastern Cape flood disaster.

21 Apr 2013

On Sunday, 21 April 2013, the Al-Imdaad Foundation received information from MEC P Majodina that parts of the Eastern Cape were experiencing floods with Umtata, Port St Johns and Idutywa being the worst hit. Responding to the MEC’s request for blankets,...


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to heavy rainfall in Msinga

21 Feb 2013

On Monday,11 February 2013, severe thunderstorms struck Ward 5 of Tugela Ferry in the Malomini area. Heavy rainfall accompanied by high wind speeds resulted in flash floods causing extensive damage to housing and road infrastructure within the Msinga...


Al-Imdaad responds to Delmas xenophobic violence.

20 Feb 2013

The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to Xenophobic violence in Delmaas on the 27th of February 2013. Attacks of this nature have been ongoing since the 21 of February 2013 but have recently resulted in the looting and displacement of foreigners, mostly...


Al-Imdaad Responds to Estcourt Storm Disaster

05 Feb 2013

The quiet town of Estcourt was struck by a severe hail storm on Wednesday, the 6th of February 2012. Four areas bore the brunt of the storm with Colita, Lyndhurst, Rensburg and Mabalonini suffering the most damage. Many businesses in town also suffered...


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to the Bergville Storm Disaster

16 Jan 2013

Heavy downpours on the 31st of December2012 saw the small town of Bergville in the Okhalamba Region being adversely affected. More than 150 houses were affected by the heavy rain and lightning claimed the lives of two people.


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to Sasolburg Storm disaster

16 Jan 2013

The Al-Imdaad Foundation was requested to intervene in Sasolburg after a brutal storm hit the area on Tuesday the 1st of January 2013.


Malukazi home based care training centre

12 Jan 2013

Being in operation since 2009, this facility has successfully trained 2800 home based carers thus far. Mrs. Dladla, a home based carer at the Malukazi clinic, said that this training facility has been a blessing. According to Mrs Dladla, before this...


Operation Sukuma Sakhe 2013

31 Dec 2012

Partnering with Operation Sukuma Sakhe allows the Al-Imdaad Foundation to directly target the specific needs of rural South Africans. By addressing cases that have been identified and profiled by local task teams and Community Care Givers the Al-Imdaad...


Al-Imdaad responds to KZN storm disaster

12 Dec 2012

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has dispatched an emergency relief team to Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, after more than 300 residents homes were damaged by hailstones on December 9, 2012. The hailstones, some as big as tennis balls, caused widespread damage...


AL-Imdaad builds a home for a destitute family in Msinga

04 Dec 2012

The Al-Imdaad Foundation acceded to a request from Dr May Mkhize of the Spousal Office to assist in the building of a home for a destitute family in Msinga. Mrs Dumakude was initially living in a tent until the community built her a mud house which...


Mamelodi Flood Disaster (PRETORIA)

17 Sep 2012

On 20 August 2012 a burst water pipe caused freak floods in the Phomolong Informal settlement east of Mamelodi in Pretoria. Two children were killed and up to 800 residents had to be evacuated. Several shacks that had been built on top of the pipe,...


Mosenthal Thunderstorm Disaster

05 Sep 2012

Mosenthal is a poor and impoverished area on the outskirts of Rustenburg in the North West province of South Africa. On the 6th September 2012, a thunderstorm struck the region. The Mosenthal Thunderstorm Disaster wreaked havoc and left 89 learners...


Alexandra Township Fire Disaster

19 May 2012

Fire disasters are a common phenomenon in South Africa especially during the winter season. A major contributing factor towards this phenomenon is that South Africa has a large number of informal settlements with shacks erected close to one another....


Al-Imdaad hands over homes for the elderly in Inchanga, KZN.

19 May 2012

On the 21st of May 2012 the Al-Imdaad Foundation in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality and the Department of Corporate Governance & Traditional Affairs (COGTA) handed over fully furnished homes to elderly citizens of Inchanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal.


Operation Winter Warmth 2012

21 Apr 2012

Following up on a fantastic winter warmth project in 2011 where thousands of blankets were distributed countrywide, The Al-Imdaad Foundation launched its 2012 Operation Winter Warmth campaign in KZN yesterday.Targeting deep rural areas where people...


Storm Disaster - Weenen

24 Feb 2012

In recent weeks, Estcourt and surrounding areas have experienced a high number of electrical and thunderstorms in particular. Apart from bringing much needed rain, these storms also have within them the power of destruction. On the 22nd of February...


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to Xenophobic attacks in Welkom

07 Feb 2012

In a spate of Xenophobic attacks, foreign nationals were attacked with their shops and homes being looted in the towns of Welkom and Odendaalsrus. More than 250 Bangladeshi shop owners were left displaced with many sustaining injuries after disgruntled...


Mpumalanga Limpopo Floods Jan 2012

19 Jan 2012

19 January 2012 Hundreds of people, including primary school children, left destitute and stranded by days of heavy rain and flooding in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, have been plucked to safety by air force and police helicopters. The two-day high-risk...


Operation Sukuma Sakhe 2012

31 Dec 2011

Rural areas are generally characterised by a lack of the basic necessities of life and this inadequate satisfaction of basic needs lies at the core of poverty. Basic needs are those human requirements that are necessary to make human survival and development...


Aid for those affected by floods in Weenen and Rensburgdrift

15 Dec 2011

Flooding in Weenen and Rensburgdrift in northern KZN left many families in a very vulnerable situation with homes and property damaged by the floods. Al-Imdaad respondd to these communities which are neighbours to the head office in Estcourt.


Setswetla Informal Settlement Fire and Storm Disaster

28 Oct 2011

The Setswetla Informal Settlement is a poor and impoverished suburb in Johannesburg. The inhabitants of this area are mainly poor and live in squalid conditions. The shacks are delicate and are vulnerable to the elements of nature. Disaster Management...


Mangaung (Bloemfontein) Early Childhood Development Centre

19 Oct 2011

Poverty levels in South Africa have reached alarming levels. As the famous proverb reads, “ charity begins at home.” Therefore in keeping with this notion, AIF has embarked on the building of its fourth state of the art early childhood development...


Ficksburg Tornado Disaster Relief

08 Oct 2011

Tornadoes are very uncommon in South Africa and as a consequence even the smallest of tornadoes can have a large impact. This is especially the case when they affect poor and badly constructed structures that characterise informal settlement buildings....


AIF assist motorist stranded on the N3 due to heavy snowfall.

28 Jul 2011

The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to a call from the traffic department to assist motorist stranded on the N3 due to the Heavy snowfall. Amongst those stranded were 150 school children and 700 motorist. The AIF team worked till late into the evening...


Durban Central Fire Disaster

02 Jul 2011

On the evening of 02 July 2011, disaster struck Central Durban when a fire guttered a 'housing' compound comprising of mostly refugees and migrant workers, leaving hundreds of men women and children homeless. the AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION responded within...


Port Elizabeth Flood Relief

09 Jun 2011

Port Elizabeth also known as "The Windy City" has a subtropical climate with light rain throughout the year. It is regarded as one of the windiest cities in the world. Port Elizabeth has an oceanic climate. The area lies between the winter rainfall,...


Orange Farm Fire Disaster

05 May 2011

Orange Farm is a township located approximately 45 km from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is the largest informal settlement in South Africa, with most estimates giving a population of 1 million people. Most people live in Shacks....


Operation Winter Warmth 2011

03 Mar 2011

South Africa is generally a sunny country but climate change seems to be influencing this norm. In the north and east of the country, the climate is sub tropical and towards the coastal areas, it is Mediterranean. The central regions have a continental...


Northern Natal & Gauteng Floods - Ladysmith

11 Jan 2011

Ladysmith is located on the banks of the Klip River (stone river), with the central business district and a large part of the residential areas located within the flood basin of the river. It is on on the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, about...


Beaufort West- Water Crisis

19 Dec 2010

In the early months of 2011, The Al-Imdaad Foundation embarked on a project to assist the drought stricken town of Beaufort West by sending tankers of water to the desperate inhabitants. The town had been without beneficial rains since October 2010...


Bramley/Alex Fire Disaster - 4 October 2010

02 Oct 2010

Hundreds of shack dwellers in Bramley, north of Johannesburg, remained destitute on Monday after a shack fire at the weekend. About four hundred families were left homeless on Sunday. Most of the residents lost all their possessions in the fire and...


Pre-Ramadaan Hamper Distribution

23 Jul 2010

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has established an annual pre-Ramadaan hamper distribution drive to assist the poor and needy with essential food items in the lead up to the sacred month. The hampers are substantial, and include basic and non-perishable...


Pre-Ramadan Hamper Distribution - 2010 / 1431AH

22 Jul 2010

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has established an annual pre-Ramadaan hamper distribution drive to assist the poor and needy with essential food items in the lead up to the sacred month. The hampers are substantial, and include basic and non-perishable...


Kennedy Road Informal Settlement Fire Disaster

30 Apr 2020

The Al-Imdaad Foundation (AIF) responded swiftly with aid for the victims of a massive fire in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban which broke out on Sunday, 4 July 2010. Two people lost their lives and more than 2000 others were left homeless. On...


Alexandra Fire Disaster / Winter Warmth Relief

16 Jun 2010

More than 450 squatters were left homeless when their shacks were razed to the ground after a fire broke out in the Alexandra township in Johannesburg on June 18 2010. They lost most of their possessions and had no other means of shelter during the...


Operation Winter Warmth 2010

30 Apr 2020

The Al-Imaad Foundation launched its annual Winter Warmth campaign in May 2010 with the aim of assisting the poor and underprivileged who are most vulnerable during the bitterly cold South African winter. AIF’s winter warmth distribution drives are...


Joint Distribution between Proudly South African & the Al-Imdaad Foundation Food Aid Distribution

09 Dec 2009

The Al-Imdaad Foundation is registered as a proudly South African organisation and it takes this affiliation to heart. The Al-Imdaad Foundation is proud to display the South African flag in all its distributions whether locally or abroad. The foundation...


Operation Winter Warmth 2009

08 Jun 2009

Given the harsh Gauteng winter climate, the Al-Imdaad Foundation's annual winter warmth campaign aims to provide some respite from the cold for the poor and underprivileged communities in Johannesburg. The 2009 winter warmth blanket distribution drives...


Vlakfontein Early Childhood Development Centre

31 Oct 2008

The Al-Imdaad Foundation officially handed over a state-of-the-art early childhood development (ECD) centre in Vlakfontein on Mandela Day, July 18 2010. COSATU Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi was the guest of honour. Attendees included the Johannesburg...


Operation Winter Warmth - Corporate Donors

05 Jul 2008

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has formed successful partnerships with corporate donors to expand its winter warmth campaigns across South Africa. In 2008, AIF partnered with the Ideals Group and the Muslim Association of Southern Africa on a blanket distribution...


Winterton Fire 2007

28 Jul 2007

In July 2007 the winter fire season saw a devastating fire striking the Winterton Area of northern KwaZulu-Natal. Reports indicate the death of a young child and the serious injury of up to twenty five people. The fire affected rural dwellers totally...


AIF in Partnership with Wits University COHOP.

19 Jul 2004

The Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered with the University of Witwatersrand to assist in their outreach programmes which have been operational since 1984 and continue to serve many impoverished communities. These programmes not only provide an essential...



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