Adopting innovative approaches to tackle Lebanon’s unprecedented challenges

Photo: WFP/Lebanon Country Office
The destruction at Beirut’s port following a huge chemical explosion that devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital. In the background the destroyed grain silos are visible. The explosion in Beirut ruined about 1 month’s worth of grain for Lebanon. Photo: WFP/Malak Jaafar

Leveraging the expertise of the WFP Innovation Accelerator

In 2015, after 40 years of closure, Dalida managed to reopen the family-owned grocery store in Gemmayze. However, five years after opening, the Beirut Port Explosion destroyed her family’s shop. “We found everything outside. All of the goods were scattered on the ground” she explained. Despite having been injured in the blast herself, Dalida began renovating the shop the next day. In 2021, she received WFP support enabling her to refurbish the shop and stock up again on various food products. The photo above shows Dalida in her shop in Gemmayzeh, Beirut. Photo: WFP

Identifying long-term solutions through the Food Systems Grant Facility

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Sourcing, supporting and scaling high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger.

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