Knysna, scenes of loss and devastation

“Our hearts are broken. We never expected to see such devastation. Hundreds are homeless and their lives have been torn apart.” This is how social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, described the disaster in Knysna shortly after arriving in the area on a humanitarian mission. #OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation launched an[…]

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SAfricans donate R13 million to Syria

South Africans donated R13 898 714,89 in just under two months to assist with humanitarian efforts in Syria. The #SAveSyria initiative was launched by #OperationSA in late December following scenes of devastation in Aleppo. Over the past few weeks, South Africans have been rallying together and donating to assist Syrian refugees[…]

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Operation SA visiting Turkish border

Following a massive South African effort to raise funds for war-afflicted Syria, Operation SA has joined the Al Imdaad Foundation on a tour of the Turkish/Syrian border to gain a first-hand account of the scale of the humanitarian crisis. The visit to Reyhanli, home to 120 000 refugees, comes after[…]

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Millions handed over to SA NGOS for Syria

Almost R10-million was presented to seven charities today by #OperationSA for the #SAveSyria humanitarian efforts. The money was raised following an urgent call for donations over the past ten days. R14 110 668.00 was pledged as at 8am today. Speaking at a cheque handing over ceremony in Houghton Johannesburg today, #OperationSA’s[…]

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Syria pledge funds streaming in

By 10am on Friday, over R7 million of R13 626 937 pledged in a national collective drive for war ravaged Syria had been paid into the #SAveSyria bank account. This amount includes R2,3m from the Polokwane Muslim Trust Welfare Fund for the Al-Imdaad Foundation. The team behind the initiative #OperationSA,  a broad network of South[…]

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Over R10-million pledged in Syria telethon

In a record feat, a pledge line by the five-day old NGO #OperationSA to assist with humanitarian efforts in Syria raised over R10 million within five hours. The #SAveSyria campaign was launched at the weekend following calls to assist victims in Aleppo and other parts of war-torn Syria. Social activists[…]

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South Africans unite to urgently assist Syria

A group of South Africans have formed #OperationSA and its first task is to urgently raise money for humanitarian efforts in Syria. Among those behind the initiative, amongst others, are social activists’ Yusuf Abramjee, Yaseen Theba and Catherine Constantinides. Abramjee said “an urgent decision was taken at the weekend to[…]

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