Yahoo! News, August 2, 2011
The United Nations says the southern African country of Zimbabwe needs more than $480 million this year in food, health and humanitarian aid.
Alain Noudehou, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in the capital, Harare, said Tuesday an estimated 1.4 million people still need food handouts because of crop failures, erratic rain and other economic pressures affecting daily incomes.
Critics blame longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe for years of political violence and economic ruin.