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Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down - October 9, 2021

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  • Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down - October 9, 2021

    Lebanon left without power as grid shuts down

    Published2 hours ago

    The entire country of Lebanon is now left only with personal generators after the grid shutdown on Saturday
    Lebanon has been left without electricity, plunging the country into darkness amid a severe economic crisis.

    A government official told Reuters news agency the country's two largest power stations, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, had shut down because of a fuel shortage.

    The power grid "completely stopped working at noon today" and was unlikely to restart for several days, they said.


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    Lebanon's 'economic war' sees mass exodus of skilled workers, devastating health sector

    By Lori Youmshajekian

    Posted 22h ago


    Healthcare exodus

    The shortfall of skilled labour is being felt most acutely in the healthcare sector, with the World Health Organization sounding the alarm on the "devastating" impact of a mass exodus of medical professionals.

    "Nurses are leaving, doctors are leaving," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus said.

    "That is very serious. Its impact will last for many years to come."


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      Lebanon’s energy ministry says it has received approval from the country’s central bank for $100 million worth of credit to import fuel for electricity.