Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced
that the company has pledged to contribute $ 10,000 in cash to aid the victims
of wildfires, which have raged in Australia since September 2019, and support
reconstruction of the disaster-stricken areas. The MOL Group has also begun to
solicit donations from group members to fund relief efforts.
The MOL Group hopes that everyone who suffered during this disaster will be
able to return to normal life as soon as possible, it said in a release.
is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of
the country devastated since the fire season began in late July.
At least 28
people have died nationwide, and in the state of New South Wales
(NSW) alone, more than 3,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. State and
federal authorities are struggling to contain the massive blazes, even with
firefighting assistance from other countries, including the United States.
has been exacerbated by persistent heat and drought, and many point to climate
change as a factor making natural disasters go from bad to worse.
A total of 28 people across Australia have died this fire season,
including several volunteer firefighters
Veterinarian Dr. Ludo Valenza holds two Grey-headed
Flying Foxes which are being treated for bushfire injuries at the Australia Zoo
Wildlife Hospital in Beerwah, Queensland, Australia, on Wednesday, January 15
About half a billion animals have been affected by the fires across
New South Wales, with millions likely dead -- and that's a conservative
estimate. That number of total animals affected could be as high as one billion
nationwide, according to ecologists from the University of Sydney.