Aid Groups Suspend Operation in Zimbabwe

CARE International and Christian Care suspended their food distribution programs in the Gutu district of Masvingon under threats from a Zanu-PF official, the Zimbabwe Times reports. An aid official who requested anonymity said a senior Zanu-PF officer told them to surrender the food they are distributing to Zanu-PF political leaders in the district but they declined to comply. The two agencies explained that their distribution will remain suspended while they negotiate with the Zanu-PF party.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.