A Doctors For Life team stepped in to help take care of those affected by the KwaZulu-natal floods in the Nhlungwane Extension. More than 57 families have been displaced in the Nhlungwane area and have taken refuge in the local community hall. Another 40 families are living in a large tent in a nearby area. Many are still missing.
The floods destroyed homes, roads, and other infrastructure making access to healthcare difficult. Living conditions and the lack of clean water has resulted in the outbreak of infectious diseases. In addition, patients with chronic health conditions are unable to source long term medications. The need for clean water, food and clothing continues.