Following the persistent and grim television pictures of starvation in Somalia, the industrialised world has rediscovered its charitable soul. The United Nations, the European Community, the US and the other developed nations have decided to provide relief assistance before the entire Somali community perishes. Australia has offered $3.5 million towards the effort. Some critics have understandably blamed the international community for acting too late.
Recommended CitationMakinda, Samuel, Withering of the Clans, Australian Left Review, 1(143), 1992, 7-9.