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World Food Programme plans wheat imports for Beirut

The organization is worried that the blast and its damage to the area will exacerbate the food security problem. (AFP)
The organization is worried that the blast and its damage to the area will exacerbate the food security problem. (AFP)
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07 Aug 2020 06:08:37 GMT9
07 Aug 2020 06:08:37 GMT9
  • WFP is ready to offer supply chain management and logistical support to Lebanon

ZURICH, Switzerland: The World Food Programme plans to import wheat flour and grains for bakeries and mills to help protect against food shortages across Lebanon after a blast wrecked its main port in Beirut, the United Nations agency said on August 7.

“WFP is concerned that the explosion and the damage to the port will exacerbate an already grim food security situation – that has worsened because of the country’s profound financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic,” a spokeswoman said in notes prepared for a UN briefing in Geneva, adding it would be providing food parcels to thousands of families.

“WFP also stands ready to offer supply chain management and logistical support and expertise to Lebanon,” it said.

–Reuters

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