Apple CEO to donate to Pakistan to facilitate recovery from recent flooding
Apple CEO Tim Cook has come to Pakistan's aid, as he tweeted about the recent flooding in the country.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has come to Pakistan’s aid, as he tweeted about the recent flooding in the country.
The executive took to Twitter to announce that Apple will donate to Pakistan to assist in its recovery following the natural disasters. He wrote that the floods in Pakistan and surrounding areas are ‘devastating humanitarian disasters.’
The floods in Pakistan and surrounding areas are devastating humanitarian disasters. Our thoughts are with those that have lost loved ones, the many displaced families, and all those affected. Apple will donate to relief and recovery efforts on the ground.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 31, 2022
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai also responded to Cook’s gesture and thanked him for providing help during such a difficult time.
Thank you Tim and Apple for providing support to Pakistan in this very difficult time. ❤️
— Malala (@Malala) August 31, 2022
Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal lauded Tim for his support, he added that Pakistan is facing the repercussions of global warming, despite it being the lowest carbon-emitting country.
Thanks for the support. Pakistan with lowest carbon emission is facing brunt of global warming with 33 million people displaced for no fault of its. G-7, OECD & Fortune100 must realise their responsibility & help in fighting the calamity. @tim_cook @OECDdev @FortuneMagazine https://t.co/6yAPLdDblN
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) August 31, 2022
The damage inflicted by floods has been estimated to be around $10 billion. Apple regularly donates money to humanitarian causes across the globe. The company also partnered with UNICEF in March of this year to provide relief for families that were impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Similarly, the tech giant donated money to communities to facilitate recovery from severe flooding in China.
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