The Consulate General of France called on French expatriates and residing in Lebanon to be cautious due to the deterioration of social and economic conditions induced by the financial crisis in the Land of Cedars.
As a reminder, the Lebanese pound has already lost more than 90% of its value compared to 2019 and more than 77% of the population would face significant difficulties in obtaining food. A third of children now suffer from hunger, according to a new UNICEF report.
This crisis is also characterized by significant shortages as reported by the press release.
The text of the press release
Due to the deterioration of the economic and social situation, protest movements giving rise to road blockages regularly occur in various places in Lebanese territory.
The country is experiencing a constant increase in prices, including basic necessities, as well as shortages in particular of fuel and medicines. In addition, reductions in the supply of electricity and connectivity (4G network and WIFI) are observed in several cities.
It is strongly recommended to stay away from the queues of service stations which are very busy, which can lead to violent altercations between motorists.
It is also recommended to stay informed of developments in the situation, particularly through the local media, and to follow the safety instructions of the Lebanese authorities.
It is possible to consult the Twitter account of the security forces (in Arabic) for information on passable roads.
The emergency number 112 also provides information in English and French.