Saturday, August 30, 2008

Zim lifts ban on food aid

From the Age (Australia)


Zimbabwe's government has finally yielded to major pressure and announced it is lifting a three-month ban on the distribution of food aid in the hunger-stricken country as power-sharing talks resumed in South Africa.

A bulletin quoted a statement from the welfare ministry as saying the government had "with immediate effect lifted the suspension of operations of private voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations".

These included those involved in "humanitarian food assistance, relief, recovery and development, childcare and protection and the rights of people with disabilities".

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