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Beyond donating a blanket

The Time Traveler: Hugh Ellis Over a thousand people were made homeless, at least one person killed, and over 200 homes destroyed when a shack fire tore through the settlement of Twaloloka in Walvis Bay on the night of 26th July. Since then, the response from Good Samaritans has been inspiring. Social media appeals and GoFundMe accounts have been started. Businesses and NGOs offered their premises as collection points and their vehicles as transport. Namibians of all walks of life have donated blankets, clothes and building materials. The response from middle-class Namibians, in particular, makes me a bit less pessimistic…
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