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Crisis in Zimbabwe

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Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and Graça Machel planned to travel to Zimbabwe in November 2008 in order to make a first-hand assessment of the humanitarian situation in the country. Following their refused entry into Zimbabwe, the Elders instead met leaders from politics, business, international organisations and civil society in Johannesburg, South Africa, many of whom travelled from Zimbabwe to see them.

The Elders focused the world’s attention onto Zimbabwe’s escalating humanitarian crisis and called on the country’s political leaders to put an end to the unnecessary suffering of their people.

Credit: Henry Brink | The Elders

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