UN Will Now Increase Food Budget To Support 1/3 Of The People In Lebanon

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Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the United Nations World Food Program announced on Tuesday the UN’s food budget will increase to feed one-third of the people of Lebanon.

Lebanon plunged into an ongoing economic crisis three years ago, which resulted in the devaluation of the Lebanese Lira and hyperinflation of food prices. The World Bank released a report on Monday where Lebanon was ranked 2nd among the countries hit the hardest by food price inflation.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately 2 million people in Lebanon are facing food insecurity.

Back in July, a man set himself on fire in protest of the skyrocketing food prices.

Rasha Abou Dargham, the spokesperson for the World Food Program, told the Associated Press that “families’ incomes are not enough to keep up with skyrocketing food and other basic needs prices.”

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