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Relief assistance at the margins: meanings and perceptions of 'dependency' in northern Kenya

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This paper offers a summary overview of the main meanings of dependancy in northern Kenya. It outlines several contextual factors that affect examination of dependency concerns in pastoralist areas. Dependence on relief assistance is explored as one way in which dependency is discussed in Kenya. The paper explores meanings of dependency concerning institutions involved in relief assistance. It considers how the practices and interests of such institutions are discussed in terms of dependency.

Jeremy Lind