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Council demands threaten community garden project

A group of elderly women and single mothers have been given new hope by the Norwegian Refugee Council – but now the city council is trying to take it away from them.

As the economic situation continues to deteriorate, more and more families are finding it tough to make ends meet. Some have crossed the borders for greener pastures while others have turned to vending for survival.

While many suffer, the situation has been even worse for 19 families who experienced the negative effects of Operation Murambatsvina in this eastern border city. The government’s 2005 “clean-up” operation targeted hundreds of thousands of urban dwellers suspected of supporting the MDC and caused a nation-wide humanitarian disaster that was condemned by the international community and the United Nations.

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