Beirut - SANA
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia "ESCWA" warned in a report today that more than half of Lebanon's population is exposed to the threat of food insecurity in the coming months after the disaster of the Beirut port explosion.
"AFP" quoted Executive Secretary of the Committee Rola Dashti as saying, "Immediate measures must be taken to avoid falling into a food crisis," noting the need to give priority to rebuilding grain silos in Beirut port.
The committee's report suggested that food prices would witness a slight increase due to the increase in import transaction costs after the port explosion.
The number of victims of the Beirut port explosion on the fourth of this month rose to 190, in addition to the injury of 6,500 people, while three people are still missing.