"It is known that much food aid was diverted during the famine in Somalia. It was estimated that in this particular area perhaps only 10 per cent of rations reached the poor outlying villages. If true, it is unclear how these communities could ever have been dependent on food aid. Self-dependency rather than relief dependency more readily epitomises the condition of disaster-affected populations. People either survived through their own initiative, sought out relief kitchens or perished. In one village visited by the author, up to one-third of its population was reported to have died during the famine."
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