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Humanitarian work threatened by government.

By November 4, 2004

Zimbabwe (MNN) — Humanitarian work in Zimbabwe is under threat by the government. A Non-Government Organization and Religious Worker Bill is currently in Parliament in Zimbabwe, and the final outcome of the bill is still unclear.

The Bill would give the government power to restrict NGO work and control all foreign aid and humanitarian work, especially that work that the government deems to challenge the government’s positions on human rights and democratic governance.

This will seriously affect Operation Mobilization‘s work in Zimbabwe with local churches and among the Tonga, Zimbabwe’s least-reached people group. This is a challenging time for the OM Zimbabwe team, as they are currently in South Africa awaiting their appeal for work permits.

Pray for the OM Zimbabwe team and the future of the ministries working in this troubled nation.

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