Luanda (Angola), 4 May 2020 - Eni Angola delivered today 20 tons of food to the Viana shelter center, in the area of Kikuxi, province of Luanda, as a contribution to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, namely that of guaranteeing the protection of the most vulnerable social layers.
The provided food – comprising milk, flour, rice, beans, canned food, and others - will help fulfilling the needs of the center, which hosts over 500 people, including homeless children.
Commenting on this initiative, Ana Ferreira, Eni Angola’s HR and Service director, stated that “COVID-19 is creating an unprecedented situation worldwide, directly impacting the health of people as well as the daily lives of communities. Today we are acting to help homeless people, contributing towards ensuring that there’s enough food and basic supplies for everybody accomodated in the shelter center of Viana. We pledge to support Angola, its Government and its communities in these difficult times”.
Eni is committed to promoting the sustainable development of the host countries where it operates, in accordance with local institutions and in response to local needs. As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches Angola, Eni is developing a set of initiatives to respond to the Country’s needs by partnering with the Government in the fight against this global scale pandemic.
The company has provided support to several communities in drought-affected areas in the provinces of Huila and Namibe, implementing communication campaigns to ensure people are aware of the pandemic and of how to protect themselves. In these communities Eni guarantees access to energy and water, which are crucial for ensuring correct behaviors for the protection against the pandemic.
The food provision initiative is carried out under the framework of Block 15/06, operated by Eni and partnered by Sonangol P&P and SSI Fifteen Ltd.
Eni is a global integrated energy company operating in 66 countries throughout the world, working to build a future in which everyone can access energy efficiently and sustainably. Angola plays a key role in the strategy for organic growth of Eni, which has been present in the Country since 1980.