World body calls for creation of a humanitarian corridor to ease a blockage of the Caribbean country's main fuel import terminal controlled by powerful armed gangs.
Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence in 1948 and has been unable to finance the import of necessities such as food, medicines and fuel since late last year.
Police and the military patrol the streets in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo as an uneasy calm prevails following protests over a crippling economic crisis.
Uganda's government has announced it is suspending mandatory Covid-19 testing at the border with Kenya to battle a fuel crisis that has led to panic-buying and skyrocketing petrol prices.
Fights have broken out at some forecourts as some people tried to fill up old water bottles with fuel, after pumps remain dry in the world's fifth-largest economy.
Fuel crisis continues for the fourth day, as Britain mulls sending in the army to help ease supply disruptions triggered by a shortage of truck drivers.
The bank said while it had spent more than $800 million on fuel in the last month and the bill for medicines had multiplied, those goods were still absent from the open market and were being sold at prices that exceed their value.
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