Mass starvation in Zimbabwe
by Grant Draper
July 21, 2008
According to the United Nations, around five million people will need assistance within the coming months, due to lack of food.
The Food shortage is said to be from the lack thought that went into the governments land distribution, which will see land owners harvest go down, to little or nothing, aswell as the latest inflation hikes.
Of course attempts by the Britain and the USA, are futile, after President Robert Mugabe, blocked parties from both countries executing foreign aid agencies, fearing it was an effort to change current schemes, as a majority of the population reduces daily meal intake, to just one a day.
Inflation of course, has played a major factor, with the central bank issuing $100billion, worth less than 10p, shows that the country needs Mugabe to step up, and take control of the country, before it is subject to further disaster.
Alongside other schemes, Mugabe has blaimed shortages on a anti-government conspiracy, people withholding vital fertiliser and other agricultural tools, and threatened to jail those involved, not to mention seizing foreign companies, who Mugabe blaims, is supporting schemes, which go against Zimbabwe’s leaders.
As people sell they livestock, their so called wealth, for food, the UN reports an estimated 28% decrease in maize harvest and 44% on 2006 figures, with some farms producing as little at 10% of figures they showed 10 years ago.
A report stated that 2.1 million people, will require major assistance this year, with next years figure rising to 5.1 million, and with the ban on NGO activity, the disaster looks like it will eventually turn into a crisis, with the UN highlighting the significance of the Zimbabwe Government lifitng the ban, as essential.
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