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IoS appeal

 Ios Christmas Appeal

The Independent on Sunday Christmas appeal is for the work of Save the Children in Zimbabwe, where through no fault of their own, people are suffering hunger, disease and the collapse of vital services such as schools and hospitals. Save the Children has worked in Zimbabwe for 25 years. It has the expertise and local knowledge to deliver aid directly to those who need it most, especially to children, who are the most vulnerable in this crisis. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW

Mercy, picking mulberry leaves to eat, is one of five million Zimbabweans in desperate need of food aid now. You can help

The IoS Christmas Appeal: Starvation threatens millions in Zimbabwe

Our special correspondent in Zimbabwe reports from Matabeleland North on the desperate plight of families facing malnutrition and disease. Here's what you can do to help.

Inside IoS appeal

Leading article: We can give Zimbabwe hope

Sunday, 30 November 2008

The last that most people in this country knew of Zimbabwe was that a power-sharing deal had been done between Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader. Some of us might have been aware that the implementation of the deal had become a bit sticky, and we might have wondered what had become of Mr Tsvangirai in recent weeks.