“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” – Galatians 2:10

Increasing our care for people with integrity, humanity and accountability!

The KZN Covid-19: Churches Respond is convened by the KZN Christian Council and is a broad and inclusive coalition of Churches, Christian Associations, Ecumenical Networks and Ministers’ Fraternals committed to using our extensive footprint across the KwaZulu Natal Province to respond more effectively to the overall impact of Covid-19 on communities.

The broad strategy is made up of 5 areas:

  • Relief – KZN Disaster Response is leading the relief arm of this strategy
  • Communications
  • Care (Pastoral & Practical)
  • Advocacy around Social & Economic Vulnerability
  • Prayer and Theological Reflection

Please see www.covid19response.co.za for full details of the joint project #bettertogether

KZN RESPONSE HAMPERS DISTRIBUTED:

20048
Number of Hampers/Households
80192
Individuals Impacted
1684032
Meals provided

SOLIDARITY FUND FOOD PARCELS DISTRIBUTED:

9310
Number of Hampers/Households
37240
Individuals Impacted

HOPE VOUCHERS DISTRIBUTED:

4336
Number of SMS vouchers sent
8672
Individuals Impacted

OUR STRATEGY:

Even during a Biological Disaster/Pandemic, such as COVID-19, the four phases of Disaster Management still apply;

1. Mitigation, 2. Preparedness, 3. Response, 4. Recovery

In South Africa, we are currently in Phase 3: Response. We have cases on the ground, in wide-spread geographic areas and we are responding to the immediate needs. Governments plan to enforce social distancing to #FlattenTheCurve and reduce overloading our Health Care System can succeed if all individuals play their part.

Our RESPONSE PHASE STRATEGY is twofold:
1. PREVENTION:
Education Training
Distribution of Training material in multiple languages to educate, equip and demonstrate effective Hygiene Practices, Immune Boosting Techniques, Social Distancing Suggestions and methods for Self-Isolation if needed. (Placed within each hamper and communicated during distribution)

2. RELIEF AID:
Hygiene & Nutrition Hampers
These hampers are provided to families to help enhance hygiene practices in communities. Each kit will contain a combination of hygiene items for prevention purposes and non-perishable food items.

VIDEO PLAYLIST:
Checkout the videos in the DRU/COVID-19 Pandemic playlist above and watch as our response unfolded as the relief effort continued.

Track our support progress

Green = Areas of households who have received hampers

Yellow = Satellite Homeless Shelters

Blue = Drive-through drop-off points for Donations