Despair Grips Lebanon as Fuel Crisis Exacerbates Food Emergency

In the image, people wait in line for hours to fuel their cars. (Photo courtesy of Cry Out Now)

Families skip meals and go without daily essentials as Lebanon’s fuel crisis causes food prices to skyrocket – again. Food prices are up by 628-percent since 2019.

“People are barely making it. A lot of people have enough to get their bread [and] cheese, but that gives them no wiggle room. Right now, you see a lot of people able to get the basics, but nothing more,” says a Gospel worker we’ll call Alesha*.

The food and fuel crises are two of many plaguing Lebanon today: economic and financial meltdowns, political deadlock, and last year’s massive port explosions in the capital, Beirut. See our full Lebanon coverage here.

Alesha just moved to Beirut with her family to serve alongside the prayer ministry Cry Out Now. “Everyone, unfortunately, seems very hopeless and very pessimistic about the current situation,” she says.

“[There] is a lot of hopelessness and despair, and [people are] expecting it to only get worse.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray these Gospel workers will have patience as they form new relationships and friendships.
  • Pray God will use them mightily in Lebanon.

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