21 April 2019   15. Sha'aban 1440
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Disaster Relief at Cato Crest informal Settlement

, Mr Malcolm Canham, a coordinator from Ethekwini Disaster Management contacted the Head of Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre’s Relief Team with a request for assistance for residents affected by a major fire incident at the Cato Crest informal settlement. The fire broke out at the informal settlement in the early hours of Sunday morning, 31 March 2019. Almost 40 dwellings were razed to the ground. Sadly, there were two fatalities and two people were seriously injured. At least 85 people were displaced by the incident.

Mr Canham, after assessing the situation, made an urgent request for blankets for the affected residents. By 2:30 PM Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre’s Relief team - together with community volunteers - distributed blankets to all affected by the fire incident.

Members of the Ethekweni Disaster Management team and Mr Sifiso Ntineza - a Ward 101 Coordinator, together with some of his team members - thanked the Relief team for its prompt response in providing and distributing the blankets.

Many residents also expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the Relief Team for providing the blankets.

These relief outreaches are made possible through the generous contributions and ongoing support of the Muslim community.
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