Politics Before Children's Lives in Zimbabwe
According to Save The Children UK, many world governments have placed the political situation in Zimbabwe first and the plight of its children second. At the present time, there are about 1.8 million orphans in the country secondary to the loss of their parents to diseases such as Malaria, HIV, and Cholera.
While some governments are afraid that the aid money could end up with Mr. Mugabe or his ruling ZANU-PF, Save The Children UK replied that some of the money used to save the children of Zimbabwe can be channeled through organizations such as the UN.
The UK Minister for Africa Mark Malloch echoed the same sentiments as most governments when he declared that he was willing to give Zimbabwe's Government the benefit of the doubt. Mr. Malloch added that the UK will reduce its aid if there is a regression in human rights.
The underwriter is in agreement with Save The Children UK but there are many organizations that are willing to send money to help the orphans in Zimbabwe. What about the Christian and Catholic Organizations such as Caritas?
There are organizations that have helped Zimbabwe and its orphans with the money being sent where it is directed to. It would be a grave mistake if the International Community were to ignore the plight of the children of Zimbabwe with their political ideology.
The children are our future and they should be placed before politics and ideology.