Zimbabwe’s post-election violence is hampering the activities of humanitarian organizations and making the country’s already dire food situation even more precarious. One-third of the population, or about four million people, are receiving food aid. An official of the National Association of NGOs (NANGO), an umbrella body for humanitarian and civil organizations, who declined to be identified, told IRIN they were “concerned that post-election violence is brazenly denying people access to already scarce food … it is becoming very difficult for humanitarian workers to get out there and extend food to needy communities.” (IRIN)

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