Lebanon seeks alternative wheat sources, bans some food exports amid war in Ukraine

Lebanon’s Minister of Industry George Boujikian ordered today an export ban on “foodstuffs” that are manufactured in Lebanon.

Lebanese Economy Minister Amin Salam also said today that the country is seeking to import bread and cooking oil to stave off food shortages.

A Lebanese official told The National today that Lebanon will have “real food security problems within a month or two.”

It is unclear what impact the export ban will have on Lebanon’s food supply. Food is not one of Lebanon’s main exports.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.