Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In Somalia we're delivering emergency assistance over and over but never getting the result we want: stopping people from dying of hunger. We can't stop droughts from happening, but we can give communities the tools to survive so they are prepared and don't starve when the drought strikes.
Those in the Horn of Africa who are in the midst of a famine are facing hunger and malnutrition on a scale few of us can comprehend. Even so, I've been dismayed by web-chatter to the effect of, "How long can we be expected to keep feeding these Africans who don't seem to be able to fend for themselves?"