Bread Price Hike Sharpens Economic Pain For Libyans
Libyans already struggling to make ends meet have been hit by sharp increases in bread prices, as a broken imports system and political splits lead to more inflationary pressure for ordinary citizens.
Bread is a staple for Libyan families. But two weeks ago bakeries in the capital Tripoli abruptly closed, explaining to puzzled customers that they had been forced to shut due to high flour and oil prices.
When they reopened they posted apologetic notes pricing three small loaves at one dinar, which before had bought eight.
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