East Libyans spend dwindling savings on bare basics

Published on 26 May 2011

Shoppers struggle under bags of food and boxes of water bottles in Benghazi's main market. Sellers of mobile SIM cards connecting worried families are thriving. Cars vie for parking in the busy streets nearby.(..) Fears of a looming food shortage in eastern Libya have grown. The World Food Programme warned last month that food stocks were not being replenished at normal rates.

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