An oil tanker containing supplies of gas oil donated by the Kuwaiti government arrived in the Iraqi port of Basra on July 23, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The donation of 18,000 tons of gas oil was ordered by the Amir of Kuwait to help in operating Iraqi power stations.

Iran cut 1,000 MW of electricity supply to the Thi Qar, Basra and Maysan governorates at the beginning of July due to Baghdad’s escalating debts, Middle East Monitor reported.

Power outages, poor services, and unemployment have resulted in the spread of protests across the southern Iraqi governorates.

The Kuwaiti shipment also contained 17 mobile power generators and fresh water supplies.