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.
Since Thursday evening TAC activists, assisted by volunteers from some of our partner organisations as well as numerous concerned citizens from the wider community, have organised a non-stop humanitarian relief effort for individuals and families who have been displaced by xenophobic violence in the greater Cape Town area. We have had TAC members on the ground at sites of sanctuary in communities across the city including Phillipi, Nyanga, Kraaifontein, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Cape Town CBD. We have also dispatched humanitarian assistance in the form of food, blankets and other basic necessities as well as medical and legal services to displaced persons at over 30 locations from Oceanview to Delft. Some of the sites at which we have intervened include:
We will continue to organise humanitarian relief at these and other sites across Cape Town for as long as necessary. We therefore appeal for donations of:
Donations can be delivered to the TAC/ALP offices Westminster House, 122 Longmarket Street (Cnr Longmarket and Adderley), Cape Town.
We also need monetary donations. Please donate to TAC using one of the methods described here.
Please phone Andrew Warlick on 082-516-8873 for more infomation.