Hacking the crisis: Lebanese YouTuber shows how to get more power during fuel shortages
A Lebanese YouTuber has come up with a clever way of getting more power during the country's fuel shortages.
Ali Chehade claims that private electricity providers aren't distributing power equally and are giving people with "connections" more hours.
"The ones with 'connections' are securing MUCH more fuel than competitors, creating a disparity between even the same building neighbours," Chehade said.
After noticing his upstairs neighbours had way more hours of power than himself, Chehade decided to run a cable from their apartment down the outside of the block and in through the window of his Beirut home.
Amid the ongoing fuel crisis, businesses and hospitals have been forced to scale back operations or shut down completely, making life even harder for Lebanese already suffering a financial meltdown.
Many Lebanese say living conditions are worse than during the 1975-90 civil war.