Global Compact (United Nations Global Compact)

Fuel Relief Fund: Support Needed to Maintain Fuel Supply for Critical Earthquake Response Efforts

  • Overview

    The Nepal community continues to struggle with receiving food, water, shelter, and essential medical care due to the earthquake on April 25, 2015. The situation is improving daily, but challenges continue to present themselves on a daily basis with the logistics of getting the supplies to the critical areas. The Fuel Relief Fund provides free fuel (gasoline and diesel) on a 24 hour basis, as well as trained staff to support distributions

    Although the fuel supply situation in Nepal is improving, it is forecast that services will be needed for at least the next couple of weeks or until the fuel situation has fully stabilized. The increasing focus on delivering aid to the most affected areas outside of Kathmandu is increasing the need for additional fuel supplies. In addition to activities to continuing provide fuel directly to hospitals, local NGOs and affected people, the Fund is committed to providing 5,000 litres of fuel per day to support humanitarian partners in the response in coordination with the Humanitarian Country Team and United Nations partners. The Fund is in need of $100,000 USD to support the immediate costs of purchasing fuel. 100% of contributions will go towards fuel costs, all other overhead and administrative support is provided by volunteers.

    For more information please contact: Mr. Ted Honcharik: