World Food Programme

Lebanon is expected to run out of bread in 2½ weeks. Pics: GettyImages/alefbet/Mo Semsem

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Humanitarian aid scrambles to circumvent Lebanon’s bread crisis

By Gill Hyslop

The head of the United Nations’ food agency said the beleaguered country – which is battling economic and political woes, the COVID-19 pandemic and a major blast that tore through its capital city – could run out of bread in about 2½ weeks.

The FAO has only raised $4.8m of its $19m target to help support Yemeni farmers and other food producers

Yemen in ‘perfect storm’, says WFP chief

By Eliot Beer

Yemen is facing a “perfect storm” of food crises as its population tackles food, water and fuel shortages, WFP’s head warned, as the agency plans a US$320m relief effort.

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