New York

26 August 2021

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the deteriorating socio-economic situation in Lebanon

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General expresses his deep concern about the rapidly deteriorating socio-economic situation in Lebanon. The people of Lebanon are struggling every day with hyperinflation, acute shortages of fuel, electricity, medicine and even access to clean water.  
The Secretary-General calls on all Lebanese political leaders to urgently form an effective government of national unity that can bring immediate relief, justice and accountability to the people of Lebanon and drive an ambitious and meaningful course for reform to restore access to basic services, restore stability, promote sustainable development and inspire hope for a better future.