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18 Jun 2019 | 01:08 PM UTC

CAR: Fuel shortages reported in Bangui June 18

Central African Republic News Alert

Fuel shortages reported in recent days in Bangui as of June 18; ensure sufficient fuel reserves

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bangui). COUNTRY/REGION Bangui


As of Tuesday, June 18, fuel shortages have been reported in the capital of Bangui. According to residents, many people are forced to wait for hours at fuel stations. Reports indicate that shortages are being caused by a fire that broke out at the Lembe's refinery located in neighbouring Cameroon, as well as the lack of rain, which hampers water transport. It is unclear as to when the situation will be resolved.


Individuals in Bangui are advised to monitor developments to the situation, be prepared for water cuts and maintain additional supplies of bottled water, limit water usage (including flushing toilets), and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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