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April 30, 2020

Child protection organisations say poverty and the inability of parents or guardians to feed their children has been a major concern during the lockdown to curb Covid-19. 

Suzanne Clulow, Child Advocacy programme manager for Children In Distress (CINDI), said food security was an overwhelming concern.

She said the organisation had received several queries regarding where people could access assistance.

Clulow said well organised co-ordination of food support to vulnerable families was key, with clearly communicated systems and procedures for service delivery.

“At the moment there is a lack of clarity around this in KZN and NGOs wishing to provide food support have faced challenges with regards to procedures and approval of essential services permits,” Clulow said.

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