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The situation of the Lebanese Electricity sector is alarming and placing a significant burden on the national economy and people. With electricity tariffs heavily subsidized, these expenses substantially contribute to the country’s national debt. Furthermore, since EDL is still unable to provide 24/7 electricity supply, citizens and companies are forced to use pollutive and expensive private generator to cope with shortages.
Beirut Blast was a real tragedy for the whole country. While humanitarian actors and local NGOs including volunteers continue to address immediate humanitarian needs across affected areas following the Beirut port explosions, the longer-term recovery effort also has to be undertaken backed by proper assessments and planning.