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Some 7.1 million people - 45 per cent of the population - are acutely food insecure. For the first time since 2017, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification has confirmed pockets of catastrophic food insecurity (Phase 5) affecting more than 213,000 people. In the worst-affected areas, a third of all the livestock have perished, decimating livelihoods. If crop and livestock production fails extensively, commodity prices continue to rise, and humanitarian assistance is not sufficiently scaled up, there is a realistic risk that Somalis in eight areas across the country will face famine by September 2022. An estimated 1.5 million children under age five face acute malnutrition, including 386,400 children who are likely to be severely malnourished. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is on the rise: 50 per cent of women were reportedly subjected to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the first quarter of 2022, compared with 43 per cent in the same period in 2021.