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Libya's Misrata in food shortage

06-14-2011 19:08 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Residents in the western rebel stronghold of Misrata say the shops are running out of food, as the protest against Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi enters its fifth month.

Many food stores have been forced to close and long queues build up outside those remaining open. A bakery owner says there's a shortage of flour. Vegetable prices remain stable, but prices for other basic food stuffs, like chicken and dairy products, are soaring.

The rebels said they need three billion US dollars to cover salaries and assured food supplies for the next four months. A coalition of Western and Arab countries has already agreed to provide them with millions of dollars in aid.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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