UPS commits $500k and logistics support to aid Nepal
The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, has announced an initial commitment of $500,000 to aid recovery efforts following the recent earthquake in Nepal.
It will contribute a combination of cash and in-kind support to enable the provision of urgent relief supplies, as well as potential on-the-ground logistics support for long-term recovery needs.
So far, The UPS Foundation has contributed a significant portion of these funds towards buying and distributing critical relief supplies in the region through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The World Food Programme and CARE.
UPS is also coordinating a consolidated relief charter flight to Nepal in support of the Dubai International Humanitarian City (IHC) partner organisations, while working closely with the United Nations Logistics Cluster and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) to identify additional logistics support needs.
“The devastation in Nepal is heartbreaking, and our condolences go out to all of the people impacted by this terrible tragedy,” Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation, said in a statement.
“As recovery efforts continue, we will work closely with our partner organisations and the United Nations Logistics Cluster to evaluate additional ways that UPS can help through critical logistics support,” he added.