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Lebanon faces ‘grim’ prospect of food, medical and housing shortages

UN agencies have voiced concerns over "dire" shortages in vital supplies in Beirut following the explosion that left thousands injured and hundreds of thousands homeless. They have pledged to deliver vast amounts of aid.

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