30 August 2020

UN: Half of Lebanese could face food shortages after silos damaged in port blast


Agency says rebuilding of grain stores must be prioritized; country was mired in economic collapse even before catastrophic explosion in BeirutBEIRUT — More than half of Lebanon’s population risk facing a food crisis in the aftermath of a Beirut port blast that compounded the country’s many woes, a UN agency said Sunday.“More than half of the country’s population is at risk of failing to access their basic food needs by the year’s end,” the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia [...]