MPTF provide food parcels for flood victims in eThekwini, KwaZulu Natal Province
31 August 2022
A total of 250 families benefited from the food parcels as part of providing relief after the disaster that damaged the KwaZulu Natal province in April and May
01 – 03 August 2022 – Migration Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) In collaboration with the Department of Social Department, eThekwini Metropolitan municipality and the Refugee Pastoral Care organisation identified families who are still affected by the disaster that happened in April and May. A total of 250 families benefited from the food parcels as part of providing relief after the disaster that damaged the KwaZulu Natal province in April and May 2022.
IOM South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Social Development (DSD) also provided infrastructure support to 12 shelters in KZN through the distribution of COVID 19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures, including personal protective equipment (PPE), Sanitizer dispensers, sanitizers, electronic temperature scanners, and hygiene and dignity packs. This support was provided to ensure that vulnerable and stranded women and children who are at risk of violence, exploitation, and abuse who reside in shelters have access to sufficient COVID 19 safeguards based on health guidelines and protocols of the World Health Organization and the Government of South Africa to keep them healthy and safe. These shelters are based in communities with a high number of migrants and provide a safe space to victims of gender- based violence (GBV), victims of trafficking (VoTs), unaccompanied migrant children (UMC), and other vulnerable groups.