|The stuff of life, courtesy World Food Programme of the UN
With the establishment of Bonga, for the first time in several years, the displaced people had regular food supplies. Grain, and a few other items, were provided more or less at monthly intervals and shared out equitably through a committee structure and a system of ration cards. Basic clothing supplies were also provided from time to time.
They were allocated very small domestic plots where they grew a few extras, but also found unofficial (and illegal) ways of planting further crops at a discreet distance from the settlement.