Funding will be provided to the Red Cross to assist with ongoing
disaster relief efforts
- Builds upon previous $300,000 contribution following Cyclone Idai
IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil
said today that it is providing $100,000 to support disaster relief and
recovery efforts in Mozambique following Cyclone Kenneth, which made
landfall on April 25.
The $100,000 contribution will go to the American Red Cross, which will
coordinate its assistance with the Mozambique government’s National
Disasters Management Institute in support of ongoing rescue efforts and
for food, shelter and comfort for the storm’s victims.
“We are deeply saddened by the impact of Cyclone Kenneth on Mozambique
and surrounding countries,” said Liam Mallon, president of ExxonMobil
Upstream Oil & Gas Company. “The devastation from cyclones Idai and now
Kenneth have been widespread, and this funding will help provide relief
during a very difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.”
ExxonMobil employees and contractors have been reported safe following
the cyclone. Since Cyclone Idai, ExxonMobil has contributed more than
$400,000 in support of recovery efforts in Mozambique.
In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds an indirect 25 percent interest in Area
4 and will lead the construction and operation of onshore natural gas
liquefaction plants. The company also holds 60 percent operating
interest in the Angoche (A5-B) and Zambezi Delta (Z5-C and Z5-D) basins
awarded during Mozambique’s fifth licensing round.
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