Port Fire Hits ICRC’s Food Aid including ‘0.5 Million Liters of Oil’

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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at warehouses at the seaport in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Sept. 10. 2020. A huge fire has broken out at the Port of Beirut, sending up a thick column of black smoke and raising new panic among traumatized residents after last month’s catastrophic blast at the same site killed nearly 200 people. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday said its humanitarian operations risked serious disruption as a fire at Beirut port hit a warehouse containing its food aid.

“The warehouse on fire is where ICRC stocks thousands (of) food parcels and 0.5 million” liters of oil, ICRC regional director Fabrizio Carboni said.

“Our humanitarian operation risks to be seriously disrupted,” he added.

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