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Zimbabwe Political Paralysis Hindering NGO Food Distributions

Non-governmental organizations say the deadlock between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over sharing power in a unity government yet to be formed is hindering the distribution of food aid because NGOs cannot obtain authorization or assistance from relevant government authorities.

Rev. Useni Sibanda, national coordinator of the Bulawayo-based Christian Alliance, told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that political paralysis at the top is also shifting the burden of feeding an ever-growing number of hungry people from the government to NGO's, while the starvation death toll rises.

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