U.N. Issues Report Critical of Zimbabwe Demolitions

The U.N. issued a report critical of Zimbabwe's government for demolishing homes and markets in poor urban centers around the nation.

The report focuses on Operation Murambatsvina, Or "Drive Out Trash," a government policy which began in mid-May that left an estimated 700,000 people homeless or unemployed in the middle of winter.

The government says the campaign will lower the crime rate and bring urban renewal to the southern African nation of 12 million. The U.N. called for the government to stop.