UN humanitarian envoy for southern Africa visits drought-stricken Zimbabwe

1 June 2005
James T. Morris

With the southern African region facing another year of immense humanitarian need, a senior United Nations official today met the President of drought-stricken Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, to discuss ways to avert the looming food shortage there.

With the southern African region facing another year of immense humanitarian need, a senior United Nations official today met the President of drought-stricken Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, to discuss ways to avert the looming food shortage there.

James T. Morris, head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, met President Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. Mr. Morris is on the last leg of an 11-day, four-nation tour to refocus attention on how the severe problems of the region have been intensified by drought and HIV/AIDS.

 

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