Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Homeless still years later

via AFP:

JOHANNESBURG — Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Zimbabwe's unity government of failing to provide for victims of a mass eviction blitz five years ago that left 700,000 people destitute.

Amnesty and the Coalition of Forced Evictions, made up of Zimbabwean groups, called on the government to provide alternative housing or compensation to people left homeless and jobless by Operation Murambatsvina (Drive Out Filth).

"It is a scandal that five years on, victims are left to survive in plastic shacks without basic essential services," said Amnesty's Zimbabwe director Cousin Zilala in a statement.

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