Jan 30, 2011

Food staples starting to run out in Egypt

As discontent and resentment fuel demonstrations, there is one vital staple in short supply: food.

The 9-day unrest has paralyzed daily life in Egypt with many grocers closing shop and inconsistent food shipments.

Egyptian President Mubarak has ordered a curfew in Egypt to be extended from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Monday, further stifling normal life in the embattled nation.

Egyptian state-run Nile TV has set up a hotline for citizens to call in and report bread shortages. There has been no other indication of what the Egyptian government is doing to address the crisis.