Global & Disaster Medicine

Morocco: A sudden stampede for flour killed 15 and injured many more

Washington Post

“……Last year, wheat and barley production in Morocco was at its lowest level in a decade…… The shortage was due to “inadequate rainfall during the planting season and the shortage of rain during the critical months of February and March.”

Wheat is a staple in Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa……. The average Moroccan consumes more than 440 pounds of wheat every year, one of the highest per capita rates in the world……”


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