/ 11 October 2021

Lights out in Lebanon

Image source: AFP
Image source: AFP

A fuel shortage has led to a power outage that has affected the whole country. The nation is in an economic crisis that has left half its population in poverty, crippled its currency and sparked major unrest. Extreme fuel shortages and blackouts are a grim feature of its current struggle to pay overseas energy suppliers. In recent months, many people received 2 hours of electricity a day before this shutdown followed the closure of Lebanon’s 2 largest power stations. Reports say there is little hope of the lights coming on anytime soon. Some have access to private diesel-powered generators, but the fuel shortage is catching up with them too. It’s a lot for the new government to handle – it was appointed last month. The previous mob quit more than a year before…

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