Shell commits to flood relief
Sep 07, 2010
Pakistan faces a catastrophe which the United Nation’s has declared as the world’s worst natural disaster. Up to 20 million people are estimated to have been displaced by torrential Monsoon rains and flooding which have been ongoing since mid-July.
The number of people affected by the flood is more than the combined total from the Asia Tsunami, Kashmir Earthquake and recent earthquake in Haiti. Flood waters have inundated more than 20% of Pakistan, a landmass the size of Italy.
In response to the tragic humanitarian disaster, Shell Social Investment team in Pakistan has set up a Disaster Relief Donation Fund to support the flood relief efforts.
Shell staff and their families help with relief efforts
In this time of great need, volunteers from Shell Pakistan have come together to independently collect over Rs. 700,000 for flood victims. With this amount the volunteers were able to buy food rations for people who have been affected by this calamity in Interior Sindh.
The volunteers, Adnan Sadiq – Retail Operations Support Manager, Imran Ahmed – Retail Finance Manager and Asif Iqbal – Network Delivery Manager Pakistan & Oman, collected the funds from all departments in Shell Pakistan and organized a small event on Sunday 29th August for staff and their families to help package the relief goods.
In addition to this, volunteers from Shell’s lubricant business just returned for the second time from Interior Sindh where they distributed 450 ration packages to around 3000 displaced people over fifteen days. The volunteers, Santosh Chhbria - Demand Planner Lubricants, Hassan Sadiq - RTM Manager, Saheras Munir - Cluster Lubricants Finance Analyst, Syed Faisal - Business Support SSO (Lubes) and Sajjad Abidi - DS-one GSAP Implementation Support plan to make a third trip to the Thatta region in the next few days and have requested Shell colleagues for any help they can provide.
The motivation and vigour displayed by staff and their families in helping staff has been a great inspiration considering to everyone involved.
With more relief activities planned, we would like to thank staff and their families for their contributions, support and dedication toward flood relief efforts.
Shell & TCF join hands to feed flood victims
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) aims to provide 20 million food packages over a period of 30 days. Each food pack contains the basic necessities of rice, flour, cooking oil, sugar, lentils, dates and powdered milk, and is enough to feed a family of 5 to 6 people for an entire month. Food packages will be provided to almost 120,000 people living in fence-line communities in Noshera, Muzzafar Garh, Sukkur and Rojhan Jamali. Volunteers from Shell Pakistan will travel to these locations to help with the disbursement of aid.
Shell and LRBT provide medical relief
Shell has also teamed up with Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) to run a Flood Relief Campaign at retail stations in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad during the month of Ramadan to encourage customers for Zakat donations. Funds raised will be provided to LRBT, which is operating Medical Relief Camps within the flood affected areas of their hospitals. These medical camps will treat common diseases such as Gastroenteritis, Cholera, Malaria, fever, among others, and provide tablets to purify drinking water.
What else is Shell Pakistan doing to address this challenge?
- The employees of Shell Pakistan have voluntarily donated their one-day’s salary which will be increased four-fold by the company.
- Teams from Shell Pakistan have travelled to flood-affected locations to administer these donations and conduct impact assessments
- A Shell flood relief volunteer group has been put in place to manage donations and disbursement of aid.
- Shell Pakistan has received overwhelmingly support from Shell colleagues in Singapore Malaysia, China, Czech Republic, Philippines, France, Cameroon, Hong Kong and other countries. Currently, funds are being collected and will be forwarded to Disaster Relief Donation Fund.
Shell Pakistan has additionally set up a flood relief fund to which people from anywhere in the world can donate. Please ensure you are aware of any charges you may incur from your bank for transfers across borders.
The money can to be remitted via the routing details given below. The sender may contact his/her bank for details on how they can remit the money to the account, with the following instructions attached, depending on either one of the 3 currencies below:
Please pay USD __________ To Standard Chartered Bank New York swift code : SCBLUS33 for further credit to Standard Chartered Bank Karachi Pakistan swift code : SCBLPKKX for onward credit to A/c number 01-1061232-06 titled “Shell Pakistan Ltd - Flood 2010 Relief Fund Account”
Please pay GBP __________ To Standard Chartered Bank London swift code : SCBLGB2L for further credit to Standard Chartered Bank Karachi Pakistan swift code : SCBLPKKX for onward credit to A/c number 01-1061232-06 titled “Shell Pakistan Ltd - Flood 2010 Relief Fund Account”
Please pay EUR __________ To STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, FRANKFURT GERMANY swift code : SCBLDEFX for further credit to Standard Chartered Bank Karachi Pakistan swift code : SCBLPKKX for onward credit to A/c number 01-1061232-06 titled “Shell Pakistan Ltd - Flood 2010 Relief Fund Account”
Our aim, like others in this time of need is to help as many as we can in all areas of Pakistan which have been badly affected by this natural disaster. We hope and pray that our contribution can help make a difference to lives of many.