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The UN World Food Program (WFP) will send 50 thousand tons of wheat flour to Lebanon as part of measures to combat food shortages in the republic, Reuters reported referring to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“An initial shipment of 17,500 tonnes is due to arrive in Beirut within the coming 10 days to supply bakeries for one month,” the UN report said.

The UN report said the Beirut port was expected to remain inoperable for at least a month.

A powerful blast rocked the port of Beirut on 4 August. The blast wave destroyed and damaged dozens of houses, more than 300 thousand people were left homeless. At least 200 people killed, and about 5 thousand injured.

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