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UN team arrives in KZN to help rebuild after deadly floods

The UN South Africa technical team will meet with various stakeholders, including the Provincial Disaster Management Center and the Municipality of eThekwini, to assess areas they could support.

Residents of KwaZulu-Natal deal with the aftermath of the damage caused by heavy rain and flooding on April 13, 2022. Photo: @kzngov/Twitter

DURBAN – A United Nations technical team arrived in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday as part of a three-day visit to the flood-ravaged province.

The UN South Africa technical team will meet with various stakeholders, including the Provincial Disaster Management Center and the Municipality of eThekwini, to assess areas they could support.

It has been almost two weeks since the devastating floods have left thousands displaced, 435 dead, while 54 are still missing.

Mop-up operations are underway and several NGOs are trying to support the communities. Families desperately need food, water and shelter.

“We stood with the province following the 2019 floods and last year’s civil unrest and will continue to support reconstruction efforts to ensure no one is left behind. This is part of the Memorandum of Understanding that we have set up with the provincial leaders of this province,” said Zeenat Abdool of UN SA.



UN team arrives in KZN to help rebuild after deadly floods

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