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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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Sunday, 25 May 2008 - 19:24

Approximately 10,000 people have been displaced across Cape Town by xenophobic violence

TAC and the AIDS Law Project would like to extend thanks to all of the individuals and organisations who have assisted us to provide humanitarian relief to displaced people. In particular we would like to thank Sonke Gender Justice Network and ARASA for their help in coordinating the relief effort and Habonim Dror for providing us with a constant stream of volunteers and donations of food and other necessities.

Approximately 10,000 people have been displaced across Cape Town by xenophobic...

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