Hope Farm, located in Cato Ridge, South Africa, was founded in 1999, by Andrew and Rae Warnaby, to help orphans grow up in a safe and loving home.
Hope Farm opened its acreage to over 100 refugees “displaced by this year’s xenophobic violence”. The group that they offered assistance to initially lived peaceably upon their property, but chaos and violence ensued forcing the owners to evacuate the children and Rae as fear of attack or being used as a “bargaining tool” among the rivaling groups would occur.
The Warnaby family set up tents for the foreign nationals that included men, women and children, as well as providing food and clinic services. Two months back, the refugee group split into two groups over a leadership disagreement, with the break off group creating the turmoil for the family.
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