HOUSTON - BHP Billiton Petroleum, part of BHP Billiton Corporation, the world's largest diversified resources company, is pleased to advise that a donation of US$250,000 will be made to support relief work for victims of the recent Pakistan flood disaster. Funds will be donated from the UK-based charitable company, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities.
The donation will be made to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) - the world's biggest humanitarian agency - and directed immediately to WFP's emergency relief operations in Pakistan. The funds will help to provide food assistance to people across the country, whose lives have been severely impacted by one of the worst natural disasters in Pakistan's history.
"BHP Billiton is committed to helping communities where we operate, particularly in times of need. We are proud to support the work of the World Food Programme." said J. Michael Yeager, Chief Executive of BHP Billiton Petroleum. The company has operated the Zamzama gas field in the Dadu district of Sindh province since 1998.