I believe that the course of action of the current famine in Somalia could have been avoided if the proper actions were made. Apparently Droughts does not necessarily produce Famine as we have seen in the past droughts in Somalia like ´Daba Dheer Drought´. The sequence of actions from the occupation of Ethiopians in Somalia, and the subsequent creation of Alshabab led to the current famine. With a strong government and an early signal the current situation would not be in a such a worst condition ever faced in Somalia. All said i believe it was a man-made famine not a natural famine which caused by rain or any other natural calamities.