U.N. Says Half of Lebanese Could Face Food Shortages


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 U.N. 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 U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) said.