Rescue South Africa (Rescue SA) is calling for South Africans to get involved in raising money for their mission in Japan with their ‘Give a Rand for Japan’ campaign. The campaign developed by Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory has set up a dedicated SMS line, developed an advertising campaing and viral campaign to help raise money for the organisation on their mission to Japan to assist with the disaster relief.
The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe is deteriorating on a daily basis. The cholera outbreak of the past week, as well as chronic food, water and electricity shortages, highlights the challenges facing the people of Zimbabwe. In addition, the collapse of the Zimbabwean currency, spiralling inflation and the gradual disintegration of the security forces are all indications of a situation that is getting more desperate by the day.
Extensive emergency relief efforts will be required over the next few weeks to help stabilise the situation in Zimbabwe.