Robin Hammond

nr Harare, ZIMBABWE

A small shop in a shack near Hopley Farm. Hopely Farm is home to thousands of people displaced by Operation Murambatsvina.
Operation Murambatsvina ('Operation Drive Out Rubbish' or 'Operation Restore Order'), started in 2005, was a campaign by the Zimbabwean government to forcibly clear slum areas around the country. According to the government the operation was meant to crack down on illegal housing and commercial activity and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases but the UN estimates that 700,000 people were directly affected through loss of housing and livelihood. It is thought that the urban poor were targeted because they have become the popular base of the internal opposition to the regime of Robert Mugabe.

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Robin Hammond
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