The crisis is exacerbating: Electricity in Lebanon collapsed today (Saturday) due to the country’s severe fuel crisis, and is not expected to resume until early next week. “The electricity networks in Lebanon stopped working during the afternoon, and it is unlikely that they will work before next Monday, or for a few days,” a senior government official said. The official electricity companies in the country have confirmed the announcement that the electricity at the two main stations in the country, Deir Amar and Zoharani, has been cut off.
Hezbollah brings Iranian fuel tanker to Lebanon (Photo: Reuters)
“The shutdown of the power plants directly affected the stability of the electricity grid, until it led to a complete shutdown, with no possibility of resuming electricity,” it was reported. The electricity company will try to use a military fuel supply in order to temporarily renew the electricity, but the action will not be done in the near future, according to the senior source. Many Lebanese have used diesel generators for the most part, but this provides only a short.term solution.
Lebanon remained paralyzed in the face of the economic crisis that befell it, which worsened following the dehydration of imported fuel. At the same time, Lebanese cuisine has fallen by 90% since 2019.
Also, about three weeks ago, the UN International Fund for Children, UNICEF, called on the world to take immediate action so that more than four million people across Lebanon would not have to deal with a “critical water shortage.” And social.