World Food Programme Plans Weat Import for Beirut Following Deadly Blast

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World Food Programme Plans Weat Import for Beirut Following Deadly Blast

The World Food Programme on Friday announced it is planning on importing wheat flour and grains for bakeries and mills so as to help protect against food shortages across Lebanon following the deadly explosion that has rocked Beirut port on Tuesday, the United Nations agency said.

“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 offering food packages to thousands of families.

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

Source: Kataeb.org