| 28 November 2022, Monday |

Is a new bread crisis on the horizon?

The bread crisis in Lebanon has deteriorated in recent months, reaching unprecedented proportions, owing to the closure of several bakeries and the high price of bread on the illegal market. Today, the bakery’s bread issue has reappeared, with queues forming in front of bakeries around Lebanon, and some bakeries restricting the sale of a bundle of bread.

Other bakeries, on the other hand, let citizens purchase two or more bundles. Many issues appear to be causing the Lebanese citizen to worry once more in order to obtain the bundle of bread. This issue is caused by the government’s decrease in the amount of flour allotted to bakeries.

Approximately 10 to 15% of the total has been withdrawn, equating to 3 to 4 thousand tons of flour every month, which would surely lead to a problem. If the lineups begin to dissolve this week, there is no need to worry and hurry to the bakeries; there is no bread crisis, at least for the foreseeable future.

  • Sawt Beirut International