Lebanon plunged into darkness as energy crisis deepens and supplies run short – BBC News


The political and economic crisis engulfing Lebanon is getting worse, with blackouts in parts of the country, as electricity, petrol, medicines and even drinking water run short.

Four governments in the region have agreed a new plan to ease the country’s energy shortages by piping gas to Lebanon via Jordan and Syria.

Life in Lebanon has been paralysed by the crisis that has deepened as supplies of imported fuel have dried up. It is part of a wider financial crisis that has seen the Lebanese currency plunge by 90% since 2019.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Quentin Sommerville in Beirut.

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Date: September 11, 2021

20 thoughts on “Lebanon plunged into darkness as energy crisis deepens and supplies run short – BBC News

  1. Shame on those rich who aren’t stop partying when poor people can’t sleep at home with hunger and thirst, 🙁🙁🙁

  2. So that blast was really the final straw…

    I mean, before blast, it was already difficult. And then bam blast + pandemic makes it worse.

    I am at loss of words

  3. I think it's time all the eastern countries use China against America and get more rights and stick a finger up USA and Europe they are not there friends

  4. Look at the news source: BBC. Fueling division, pushing the narrative of their masters. Show the have and the have not. Promote division of the people that way they stay in power. Never let a human crisis go to waste to push the globalist agenda.

  5. 1. There is no electricity bill in Libya, electricity is free for all its citizens.
    2. There is no interest on loans, banks in Libya are state-owned and loans given to all its citizens are at a 0% interest by law.
    3. Home is considered a human right in Libya. Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a
    4. All newlyweds in Libya receive $60,000 Dinars (US$50,000) from the government to buy their first apartment.
    5. Education and medical treatments are free in Libya. Before Gaddafi, only 25% of Libyans were literates. Today, the figure stands at 83%.
    6. Libyans taking up farming as a career, they received farm land, a farming house, equipment, seeds and livestock to kick- start their farms – all for free.
    7. If Libyans cannot find the education or medical facilities they needed in Libya, the government funded them to go abroad for it.
    8. In Gaddafi’s Libya, if a Libyan buys a car, the government subsidized 50% of the price.
    9. The price of petrol in Libya is $0. 14 per liter.
    10. Libya has no external debt and its reserves amount to $150 billion – now frozen globally.
    11. If a Libyan is unable to get employment after graduation, the state would pay the average salary of the profession as if he or she is employed until employment is found.
    12. A portion of Libyan oil sale is credited directly to the bank accounts of all Libyan citizens.
    13. A mother who gave birth to a child under Gaddafi, received US $5,000 as child benefit upfront.
    14. 40 loaves of bread in Libya costs $ 0.15
    15. 25% of Libyans have a university degree
    16. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project, known as the Great Man- Made River Project, to make water readily available throughout the desert country.

  6. Wow now we are seeing dark moments and it's going to get much worse but this is ridiculous the government is doing nothing to help them 🆘🆘🆘🆘🆘🆘 my prayers for this people for the elderly and refugee 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😱🙄😳😲 Jesus help them Lord Amen Hallelujah

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