6 Aug 2020

Questions over how Lebanon will receive food without port

From Midday Report, 12:52 pm on 6 August 2020

Questions are being raised over how food will be bought into Lebanon, after the main port was destroyed in a devastating explosion.

The country has no trade across its borders with Israel and Syria. Lebanon's main grain silo has been wrecked, leaving the country with less than a month's reserves of grain, although the government is trying to assure people there will be no food crisis.

But this is an economy that was already in meltdown before this disaster.

Worldwatch reporter, Max Towle, spoke to Joe Macaron - a Middle East analyst and a fellow at The Arab Centre in Washington who has friends and family living in Beirut.