Daraj Municipality and Sinown town located near the city of Ghadames, west of Libya, have received two power generators from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The ICRC said it hopes its assistance would help keep services running in these areas, in particular the ones effected by power interruption, top of which is the water supplies.

The Man-made River Authority (MMRA) has repeatedly attributed the interruption of water supplies to areas in the capital and other cities to the failure of the water pumps, due to the continuing power outages.

Many cities in Libya are enduring an unprecedented electricity crisis that has prompted up to 12 hours a day of so-called load shedding. The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has said the grid with its current state can’t generate enough energy to meet the national demand during the summer peak.