People living in vulnerable communities in South Africa and other countries all around the world are suffering from the far reaching economic and social impacts of the measures needed to contain the pandemic.
Where families depended on some form of income, casual, low paid or unstable work, there is nothing or very little to fall back on during a lock down caused by the Covid19 Coronavirus outbreak.
For families in poverty, missing work directly relates to missing meals, making it hard to comply with government and health advice.
Prior to lock down, HEF, through it’s partners and donations, collected over R200 000 for food and hygiene items which was delivered to our base in Zenzele. Taking hands with Rand West Municipality Health and Social Development Department. (Watch video)
HEF has been working in these communities with upliftment projects for the past 10 years. We have team members on the ground assisting with distribution, hygiene education and manning soup stations.
The HEF Relief Response Team is on the ground in Zenzele, Bekersdal, Newclare and Cape Town distributing food, soaps and hand sanitisers to a targeted demographic, which is primarily the poorest of the poor, widows with children, orphans and the aged. Those who simply do not have and are severely affected by the lock down protocol and they do not know where their next meal will come from.
We are also reaching out to partners and anyone for financial assistance which will afford us to purchase non-perishable food, soaps and hand sanitisers for distribution.
Update: We are now delivering food and hygiene supplies to communities in the Western Cape and on the West Rand in Gauteng.
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Day 26 of lock down and hungry people are getting angry! The food crisis in South Africa due to the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic has caused unrest and looting in many cities. The slow or no distribution of much needed food hampers to those in distress, especially impoverished communities is creating a dilemma on its own.
How do we help those in distress get food without causing a riot?