Venezuela is submerged in darkness
Widespread Venezuelan blackouts, that left millions without access to power, on Monday are predicted to be a common occurrence.
According to José Aguilar, a US-based Venezuelan energy and risk consultant, “This blackout is the result of negligent misoperation of the power grid. These will keep happening, and it will get worse before it gets better.”
Dearth of Potable water
These outages have adversely affected water accessibility, and there is a dire water shortage faced by crisis-ridden Venezuelans.
Without electricity, water pumps have lost their functionality, forcing thousands of people to queue up for water. Power outage lasts for 19-21 hours a day, but water-stress doesn’t end when the power is back on as the rusting pipes severely affect the water’s potability.
Contaminated water has increased gastrointestinal infections, stomach ailments, and diarrhea among people with no access to any medical facilities.
According to the government, the power shortage has arisen due to low rainfall and drought as 64% of Venezuela runs on hydroelectricity.
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