UN to send 50,000 tons of wheat flour to explosion-hit Lebanon amid food shortage fears

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In order to avert a food crisis following last week’s explosion in Beirut, the United Nations will send grain to Lebanon. The World Food Programme will ship 50,000 tons of wheat flour to Beirut, enough to supply Lebanon for three months.

The explosion exacerbates the plight of the country, which has been battered this year by the COVID-19 pandemic and a financial meltdown.

“Grain silos have been mostly destroyed, causing fears of skyrocketing food prices,” the WFP said.