really 200,000 people have been made homeless - and watched their homes being pulled down infront their eyes in the last week or so in the UK????
And actually things like this have a DIRECT impact on us in the UK. There are currently 10,000's (possibly into the 100,000's) of Zimbabweans living in the UK, most have made the move here in the last few years since Mugabe started his ruthless campaign.
And would you say the same if France were doing this to it's citizens??
how long do we keep pumping money into countries and no progress being made?
Who said anything about pumping money in??? There simply needs to be firmer pressure from the rest of the world to stop these things happening - this isn't about 'poverty' (yes Zimbabwe is now a VERY poor country, inflation at 144% and unemployment at 74% - but it wasn't until 5yrs ago - 5yrs ago it was still producing enough food to feed not only itself, but also neighbouring countries!) it's about 'politics'.
I think thats what I actually meant Gwenick - sorry I said it would sound wrong.
We have been giving aid to African countries for years but their Government even seems to have a hand in where that goes. It all obviously doesn't all go where it should otherwise some progress would be made.
On the politics side - I am without words. Like I said - who has the power to change things? What can we do. I would love to know but I wouldn't know where to start or how to get nvolved.