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Lebanon had been suffering from an economic crisis and instability in food supply before its deadly port explosion. The accident has added to the turmoil. International organizations are now warning the country could soon sink into a serious food security crisis. CGTN interviewed Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud on the explosion.
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In This Story: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.