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Muslim community distributes relief aid


Johannesburg – Since the lockdown began the Muslim community has distributed over R7 million worth of relief aid across the country.

  Project spokesperson Shanaaz Ebrahim-Gire said the SA Muslims Covid-19 response task team is co-ordinating with government and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of vulnerable families are met.

  Ebrahim-Gire said the organisation, in partnership with the Gauteng government, has handed out food hampers and blankets, hygiene hampers, sanitisers, and face masks.

  “In Johannesburg 500 people received food hampers and blankets that were distributed to the homeless in the Mayfair area. Islamic Relief South Africa expended 685 one-month food hampers, hygiene packs, and household packs. The Al Imdaad Foundation distributed food hampers, blankets, hygiene packs, and toothbrushes to the homeless and vulnerable groups in Lenasia South, Windsor, Eikenhoff, Grosvenor, and Eldorado Park,” Ebrahim-Gire said.

  She added that more donations have been distributed in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.