A village with neither water nor heat: Leyti, Azerbaijan

Residents have lived without water and gas for over 30 years


Residents of an Azerbaijani village have been living without water and gas for over 30 years.

Leyti village of Shabran region is located approximately a two hours drive from Baku. There has been no water in this village for over 30 years. The only source of drinking water is a small spring. Long queues line up in front of the spring in summer. In recent years, the village has been almost deserted. Many have moved to the regional center or the capital. A resident of the village, Nusreddin Abdullaev, says that the gas supply to the village stopped almost 35 years ago. You cannot fell trees in the neighboring forest. And firewood is expensive – 250-300 manats for one truck of firewood.


Leyti, a photo series

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The village of Leyti, Shabran district. March, 2021
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Abandoned house in the village of Leyti, Shabran region. March, 2021
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Residents of Leyti village still heat their houses with firewood
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Resident of the village Nusreddin Abdullaev
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Resident of the village Nusreddin Abdullaev
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Many Leiti residents moved to the regional center or the capital
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Resident of the village of Leyti, Shabran region. March, 2021
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The only source of water is in the village of Leyti, Shabran region. March, 2021
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The water supply in the village of Leyti stopped about 30 years ago. March, 2021
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The village of Leyti, Shabran district. March, 2021
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The village of Leyti, Shabran district. March, 2021
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Resident of the village of Leyti, Shabran region. March, 2021
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There are almost no young people left in the village. March, 2021
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The village of Leyti, Shabran district. March, 2021
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