Mark Povey - Bandits

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Department of Veterans' Affairs


when the UN first went into country in early 93 when the famine was on, and that was under Operation Restore Hope, they were sending a lot of food convoys north to a place called Baidoa. The bandits would be coming in and they'd be stopping the food convoys and taking all the food off them and then off they'd go into the African countryside, and then they would be selling it back to their own people.

So, you know, you had these people who were under the famine and you still had bandits who were still stealing the food and then selling it back. It was just so, I don't know what the words are, it was just strange to understand that the people of your country could do that to fellow countrymen.

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