Metso to support Nepal earthquake victims
Metso has decided to provide aid to support the victims of the earthquake by donating EUR 15,000 through UNICEF. UNICEF is working with partners to deliver vital humanitarian assistance.
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015, caused severe damage, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring almost 10,000. It has driven tens of thousands of people into open spaces and temporary camps in the Kathmandu valley and other districts that were the worst affected.
According to UNICEF, right now there are 1.7 million children in urgent need of aid in the areas hardest hit by the earthquake. A total of 4.2 million people are seriously affected. “The lives of so many children have been torn apart, and they are in desperate need of life-saving support, including clean water, shelter and sanitation,” says Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF Nepal Representative.
“Our view as a responsible employer and being a role model for the local business community and all our employees worldwide are strongly linked to how we grasp sustainability at Metso. It is our responsibility to support the victims of such catastrophes and to encourage and to inspire our employees to make personal donations, ”says Kaisa Jungman, Head of Sustainability.