During his address to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, King Abdullah II of Jordan urged international assistance to Lebanon to help it rise from its crisis.
“Lebanon is facing a dire humanitarian and economic situation. Desperate living conditions are looming for millions: family tables without food, homes losing electricity, workplaces unable to operate,” he said.
The address came after Lebanon’s inflation rate was deemed the highest in the world by Bloomberg.
Fuel prices have reached values that gas pumps are incapable of displaying, in parallel to soaring prices of other essential commodities — the ones that haven’t gone missing from the local market.
“In this time of great need, we owe the Lebanese people our full support to enable them to rise from this crisis, and that demands a well-planned, well-executed international response engaging all of us,” the Jordanian King stressed.
“And, the world must not forget the millions of refugees in host countries, like Lebanon,” he added.
Jordan has been providing regular humanitarian aid packages to Lebanon, especially supplies to the Lebanese Army.
The country is also at the center of a power transmission plan that aims to alleviate the severe electricity crisis that has been triggering prolonged nationwide blackouts for months.