Sunday, January 09, 2005

UN asks for help so refugees will have....tents and shacks


After Mugabe destroyed shacks, shelters, and concrete houses and clinics, the UN is now begging for money to house the tents...

Zacarias noted that the current situation was "very fluid, with people moving from one corner to the other - providing shelter will allow people to stabilise their situation and then other assistance, such as healthcare and education, can follow". He explained that the government would be allocating stands, or plots of land, to people affected by the demolitions. "We'll put up tents for them until they are able to erect their own structures; it's an interim solution until they can build their own houses." The request for aid would allow humanitarian agencies to scale up their efforts to meet increased needs in Zimbabwe.
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