Half Lebanese population at risk of hunger after Beirut bombing, - UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

The port was the main point through which Lebanon carried out food imports
18:24, 30 August 2020


Half of the Lebanese population faces hunger by the end of this year after an explosion in Beirut due to food shortages. This was reported on the website of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

The mission called for urgent action to avoid a food crisis. The port of Beirut, much of which was destroyed by explosions, is the main point through which Lebanon imported food. Therefore, the commission calls for urgent restoration of the destroyed grain storage facilities in the port.

Also Lebanon is very dependent on food imports.

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The explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut took place on August 4. The death toll in the explosion is at least 158 ​​people, and the number of injured reached 6,000. In connection with the tragedy, Lebanon has requested international assistance.

Later, mass protests began in the city. On August 8, in Beirut, dozens of protesters began storming four ministries, calling for the government to resign in the wake of an explosion in the capital.

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