Mogadishu, Somalia 1995. The city looked like a German city in WWII that had been worked over by thousands of Allied bombers. By the time we got there the fighting was between two major warlords. There was no food except the type supplied by NGOs (Non-Government Organizations.)
This was the reason for all the fighting. If you controlled the food then you controlled not only the public but the smaller fighting groups. I and the folks with me only reason for being there was as part of an UN operation called United Shield. We were tasked with bringing out all UN personnel and UN equipment. We were there from Jan. to June 1995. When we left there was not a bit of electricity, light or running water. That had all been done by the UN. My point is that when all is said and done it boils down to food.