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Social Tensions Rising As Zimbabwe Humanitarian Crisis Deepens - NGO

A worsening humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe could lead to civil strife if not addressed, an official of the National Organization for Non-Governmental Organizations said Tuesday.

NANGO Information Officer Fambai Ngirande said political violence and a surge in the number of internally displaced people has compounded the humanitarian crisis once dominated by food shortages - though more than 3 million people in city and country currently need food aid.

Ngirande told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the extent of the crisis is hard to measure as aid NGOs have been cut off from large areas of the country.

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