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Monday, 26 May 2008 - 19:17

Today, with deliveries of food, blankets, health care supplies and clothing, the Civil Society Coalition delivered a letter to every displaced person. The letter expressed solidarity with residents of South Africa born in other African countries, condemned the violence, and urged all displaced people to stay and contribute in South Africa. See full text of letter.

 

Monday, 26 May 2008 - 19:07

An estimated 17,000 people have been displaced. At this time there are four big security shelters to which many people have been redirected, sometimes against their will. These facilities are Silverstroom (Atlantis), Youngsfield (Kenilworth), Soetwater (Kommetjie) and Harmony (Strand). There are still satellite churches, mosques and public shelters, however, even these are overcrowded. We had hoped that the city would have open the Civic Centre and other community halls, which they did not do, and thus we are left with many people with no place to go and no idea about the future. As the...

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Sunday, 25 May 2008 - 21:45

Various organisations and individuals are working very hard to assist refugees and immigrants in the Western Cape. If you'd like to pitch in, this website (www.tac.org.za/helpnow) is where to find out how.

  • Where to drop off donations
  • What kind of donations and assistance is needed
  • How you can volunteer
  • What to do in your own community or place of business.
  • Updates on civil society calls to government

As relief efforts build, our...

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Sunday, 25 May 2008 - 21:40

Very helpful would be companies able to donate and/or deliver food and other supplies to sites where displaced persons are staying. The following items are especially urgently:

  • Blankets
  • Toiletries, hygiene items (soap, antiseptic creams, sanitary pads, etc.)
  • Baby producsts — in particular:
    • Nappies
    • Formula feed
    • Baby food
    • Bottles
    • etc.
  • Food (esp. bread, non-perishable items like tinned food)

Very helpful would be companies able to donate and/or deliver food and other supplies to sites...

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Sunday, 25 May 2008 - 21:28

The City of Cape Town has indicated a need for translators who are able to speak one of the following languages:

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Swahili
  • Somali
  • Arabic

If you speak one of these languages and can make yourself available, give us a call.

The City of Cape Town has indicated a need for translators who are able to speak one of the following languages:

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Swahili
  • Somali
  • Arabic

If you speak one of these languages and can make yourself available, give us...

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