Airlink has launched an appeal to provide humanitarian aid to Beirut following last week’s explosion Last week’s explosion in Beirut didn’t just create a crisis—it worsened an existing one, says the charity which warns there is a risk of widespread hunger, driven by rising unemployment and a crumpling currency, was a concern even before the explosion damaged half of Beirut. Unlike a traditional famine, though, this crisis is not driven by a lack of food, but by the inability to access it because the port in Beirut has been rendered inoperable. For now, providing emergency relief through 13 of our humanitarian partners
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