Zimbabwe Threatens To Deny Food Aid To 20,000 Displaced, Says HRW

News outlets report on Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) assertion that 20,000 displaced people in Zimbabwe risk being denied food aid by the country’s government.

StarAfrica: Zimbabwe threatens to withdraw food aid to flood victims — HRW
“Human Rights Watch has accused the Zimbabwean government of threatening to deny food aid to about 20,000 people displaced by floods in an apparent move to force them into a sugar cane farm owned by ruling party ZANU PF. HRW southern Africa director Tiseke Kasambala said on Thursday that the 3,000 displaced families have been told by Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo to accept relocation without compensation to one-hectare plots at Nuanetsi Ranch or face denial of food assistance…” (5/15).

International Business Times: Zimbabwe Government to Deny Food Aid to 20,000 Displaced People who Refuse Forced Labor
“At least 20,000 displaced people in Zimbabwe reportedly risk being denied food aid by the government, which is trying to force them to work in a sugar cane farm…” (Iaccino, 5/15).

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