BP responds to Java earthquake

BP has responded to requests from local authorities in Java for assistance after the devastating earthquake that struck the island on 27 May 2006. On 29 May 2006 a team from BP Indonesia, including two doctors, travelled to the site with medical supplies and tents to support the relief efforts. Approximately USD 80,000 was made available shortly after the quake for emergency relief. Of that, around USD 13,000 has been distributed directly through BP’s teams. Another USD 50,000 was distributed through BP Migas, Indonesia’s oil and gas regulatory body. Additionally, BP Indonesia employees have been actively involved in raising funds for victims. The company will match contributions from staff. BP has pledged USD 1 million through the BP Foundation to aid earthquake relief efforts. The funds will be distributed across two programmes. A rescue programme, managed by the Indonesian Red Cross and Mer-C, will provide medical aid, temporary shelters and other basic needs, including food and clean water. A recovery programme managed via Save the Children and the respected local foundation, Dompet Dhuafa, will provide schooling and counselling in quake-stricken areas over a period of three years.

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