UNITED NATIONS, July 18 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is becoming "increasingly concerned" about housing evictions and demolitions in Zimbabwe, his office says.
"The Secretary-General is increasingly concerned by the human rights and humanitarian impact of the recent demolitions of what the government of Zimbabwe has called illegal settlements," spokeswoman Marie Okabe said Monday at U.N. World Headquarters in New York.
Annan's Special Envoy Anna Tibaijuka, executive director of the U.N. Human Settlements Program, known as HABITAT, wound up her two-week fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe earlier this month.
She conducted an exhaustive examination, with the cooperation of the Zimbabwean government, Okabe said.
The secretary-general was expected to receive Tibaijuka's report in the next few days, would study it to determine the United Nation's next steps and would make it public after Zimbabwe's government had received its copy, Okabe said.