Thursday, October 23, 2008

Zimbabwe is dying...

This year's harvest in Zimbabwe has been the worst in the country's modern history. 

In Mashonaland West province, some people are trying to survive by eating wild fruit and digging for roots.

"It's very, very bad. I've got 12 children and it's hard to find anything to give them," says a local village chief. 

"The whole of my village is struggling. No-one has food. 

"There's nothing left here. So there's nothing I can do." 

Driving deep into Mashonaland West is a reminder that most Zimbabweans live in rural areas. 

The area around Karoi - 200km (124 miles) north of the capital, Harare - provides an illustration of the suffering currently being experienced in the countryside. 

Farmers are without seeds, fertiliser and fuel. Next year's harvest is already being written off as a disaster as well. More...

See also:

  1. Zimbabwe: the education system breaks down...
  2. Zimbabwe: children eating toxic roots, rats...
  3. Zimbabwe currency becoming ridiculous...
  4. As Zimbabweans suffer, Mugabe gives Olympic medalist US$100,000!!!

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