ExxonMobil donates $1 million earthquake relief efforts in Papua New Guinea

ExxonMobil donates $1 mn for earthquake relief efforts in New Guinea

5:47 AM, 3rd March 2018
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IRVING, US: ExxonMobil Corporation said that it is providing $1 million for the humanitarian relief effort in Papua New Guinea to assist communities affected by a powerful earthquake and aftershocks in the country’s Highlands area.

ExxonMobil is assisting national and international aid agencies and relief organizations with rapid response community assessments. The company is sourcing tarpaulins, water purification tablets, water containers, food and other humanitarian supplies, and is working with essential service providers to pre-position and distribute resources to areas in the greatest need. ExxonMobil is also helping to re-establish reliable communications, providing phones to relief agencies and organizing community meetings.

“We are deeply saddened by the devastation this earthquake has brought to Papua New Guinea. Our highest priority remains the safety and security of people in the Highlands community. It’s our hope that our contributions of funding, equipment and other support will provide some relief in a very challenging situation,” said Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer, ExxonMobil.

“In response to the prime minister’s immediate state of emergency, we have committed to deploying our expertise and resources to aid recovery efforts in the wake of this natural disaster. We are working closely with the National Disaster Centre, aid agencies and our community partners to determine where best to direct our resources,” added Andrew Barry, managing director of ExxonMobil PNG.

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