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ExxonMobil has announced that it is providing US$100,000 to support disaster relief and recovery efforts in Mozambique following Cyclone Kenneth, which landed on 25 April

The US$100,000 contribution will go to the American Red Cross, which will coordinate its assistance with the National Disaster Management Institute of the Mozambique government in support of ongoing rescue efforts and for food, shelter and comfort for the storm’s victims.

Liam Mallon, president of ExxonMobil upstream oil and gas company, said, “We are deeply saddened by the impact of Cyclone Kenneth on Mozambique and surrounding countries.”

“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,” he added.

After the cyclone, employees and contractors of ExxonMobil were reported safe. ExxonMobil has contributed more than US$400,000 in support of recovery efforts in Mozambique since Cyclone Idai.

In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds an indirect 25 per cent interest in Area four and will lead the construction and operation of onshore natural gas liquefaction plants.

The company also holds 60 per cent operating interest in the Angoche (A5-B) and Zambezi Delta (Z5-C and Z5-D) basins awarded during Mozambique’s fifth licensing round.