Following disastrous flood-induced rains that have claimed millions of lives in Pakistan, Apple has said that it will contribute to relief and recovery efforts there.
“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,” wrote Cook.
World’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai offered thanks to the Apple’s CEO for his support.
“Thank you Tim and Apple for providing support to Pakistan in this very difficult time,” she said.
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal also thanked Cook for his support, urged G-7, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) and Fortune 100 to help Pakistan fight this catastrophe.
“Thanks for the support. Pakistan with the lowest carbon emission is facing the brunt of global warming with 33 million people displaced for no fault,” wrote Iqbal.
“G-7, OECD and Fortune100 must realise their responsibility & help in fighting the calamity,” the minister added.
The continuous monsoon rains that have drowned a third of the country and taken more than 1,100 lives have had an impact on tens of millions of people.
More than a million homes have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the rains that started falling in June, which have caused the worst flooding in more than ten years.