As part of the commitment to the development and wellbeing of the communities in which it operates, ExxonMobil Moçambique, Limitada announced the donation of essential food and hygiene products intended to benefit over 1200 internally displaced people in Cabo Delgado. The donation, procured from Pemba based suppliers, will provide packages for family comprised of cooking oil, rice, sardines, tea and includes s hygiene related goods.
This donation builds on the established partnership with VAMOZ, a civil society organization that delivered 15 tons of corn flour to Quitupo in September and further collaborates with the ongoing efforts of the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGD). The $75,000 donation consists of 18 tons of rice, corn flour, beans, sugar and salt and thousands of WASH related items, namely sanitary pads, detergents, water purifiers and soap units.
“We are pleased to work with the Mozambican government and VAMOZ in support of the impacted communities of Cabo Delgado.” said Jos Evens, General Manager of ExxonMobil Moçambique, Limitada. “Food security, personal health and livelihood restoration are primary concerns affecting the IDP community, and we will continue to work collaborative with the local authorities and our implementing partners to assist the affected families.”
“These donations are crucial to the government’s planned humanitarian response to the internally displaced.” Said Elizete Manuel of the National Disaster Management Institute. “We are thankful to ExxonMobil for their continued support in the response here in Cabo Delgado”.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds a 25 percent indirect interest in Area 4 and will lead the construction and operation of future natural gas liquefaction facilities. In addition, ExxonMobil was awarded the joint rights to negotiate the Angoche basin (A5-B) and the Zambezi Delta (Z5-C and Z5-D) concessions, as part of Mozambique’s fifth licensing round