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UN Offers Diesel Fuel to Lebanon’s Vital Facilities

UN Offers Diesel Fuel to Lebanon’s Vital Facilities

Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 - 07:15
Motorbike and car drivers wait to get fuel at a gas station in Beirut, Lebanon June 29, 2021. (Reuters)

United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator in Lebanon Najat Rochdi, announced that in the past five weeks, the agency delivered 2.23 million liters of diesel to 445 Lebanese facilities, including 295 water pumping stations and 150 health facilities.

“This contribution helped ensure the continued provision of vital health care services and it also assisted to the continuation of the work of 14 public hospitals,” she said.

Rochdi stressed that the continuous implementation of the emergency fuel supply plan, as part of the emergency response plan for Lebanon (ERP), would not have been possible without the generosity of donors within the Lebanese Humanitarian Fund, especially Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, France and Italy, and also the contributions of donors within the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.

In a tweet, Rochdi said addressing Lebanon’s fuel shortages is within the ERP’s priority to alleviate the people’s suffering.

“Through the fuel supply plan launched in September, we were able to maintain critical health, water and sanitation services for the most vulnerable and preserve lifesaving activities in all Lebanese districts,” she said.

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