UN relief coordinator raises alarm on ZimbabweJune 13th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 13 (DPA) The top UN coordinator for emergency humanitarian operations has raised alarm about the worsening situation in Zimbabwe, saying the coming harvest would likely only cover one-quarter of the country’s needs. John Holmes told the UN Security Council Thursday that the serious humanitarian crisis was of increasing concern.
He criticised anew the government of President Robert Mugabe, who has forbidden foreign aid organisations from working within the country as he tries to hang on to power indefinitely.
Next week, Haile Menkerios, the UN undersecretary for political affairs in Africa, plans to travel to Zimbabwe ahead of the run-off elections June 27 against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who was re-arrested again Thursday as he was campaigning for office.
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