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LPG Kits Are Used for Humanitarian Assistance

Inspired by the role that LPG has played in the recovery operations during recent humanitarian emergencies, the Spanish LPG Supplier Repsol has launched a project to provide LPG Emergency Kits to assist in future crises.

Over 3,000 such kits, which include an LPG stove and eight LPG cartidges, a basic kitchen set and a lamp, have been produced for the express purpose of providing basic cooking, lighting and heating in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.

LPG, with its versatile and portable properties is the particularly well-suited to providing for such needs when electricity and gas lines have been destroyed, or when displaced persons are unable to return to their homes. LPG is especially useful in temporary shelters, which require an energy source that can be delivered quickly and efficiently to a large number of people in one location.

Over 1,000 of the kits have already been donated to Spain's Emergency Military Unit (UME), which is responsible for assistance in the event of emergencies such as floods, earthquakes, forest fires, and other disasters. The remaining 2,000 kits will be stored at Pinto, an LPG filling plant, and are available to a variety of organizations including the Red Cross and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development.

The ceremony for the emergency kits delivered to UME took place at the Air Force Base Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid where the Vice-President of the Repsol Foundation Cesár Gallo was received by Air Marshal and Emergency Military Unit Commander,José Emilio Roldán (see below picture).