You got the main idea right, but if I were to explain in detail, here:
This was entirely based on my English teacher’s story about the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda last November 2013.
So there, a lot of big companies and organizations from around the world donated relief goods. Imported relief goods! They were intended for the typhoon victims and survivors.
The problem was… the Philippine government stole all those imported goods, leaving the typhoon victims in crisis and begging for more help when in fact they are getting the help they needed, its just that the gov. stole those goods, even water. So yes, all those imported relief goods & cash sent from the States or other countries outside the Philippines all went to the government. Also yes, they were used to reinforce itself.
Another important thing I would like to add: not all imported goods were taken away by the government, rather, some were distributed (if I recall Nike and/or Adidas sent shoes). Those goods came from the companies itself but the gov. did something to those goods: they placed stickers or stamps inside them, so as to make the typhoon victims believe that they (gov.) gave them those goods, and also to convince them to support them, when really they didn’t.
Do you still want me to draw you something? :)