Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, said on Twitter that the tech giant would donate money to Pakistan’s flood relief and recovery operations.
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, said on Twitter that the tech giant would donate money to Pakistan’s flood relief and recovery operations. Floods in Pakistan’s northern highlands, brought on by record monsoon rains and melting glaciers, are believed to have killed at least 1,191 people, including 399 children.
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
He said, “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.”
Noble price winner activist Malala Yousafzai, who is originally from Pakistan appreciated Tim’s and Apple’s initiative and empathy for the people of Pakistan.
Thank you Tim and Apple for providing support to Pakistan in this very difficult time. ❤️
— Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) August 31, 2022
Flood cause devastation across Pakistan
The quarter through August of this year had approximately 190% more rain than the prior 30-year normal, or a massive total of 390.7 millimetres.
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According to Pakistan’s Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, due to shortages brought on by the severe floods, the government will engage coalition members and important stakeholders before importing food supplies from India.
More than one international agency has approached the govt to allow them to bring food items from India through the land border. The govt will take the decision to allow imports or not based on supply shortage position, after consulting its coalition partners & key stakeholders
— Miftah Ismail (@MiftahIsmail) August 31, 2022
Pakistan has chosen to import onions and tomatoes from Iran and Afghanistan, respectively, in order to deal with the continuing issue.
The situation is becoming more concerning as southern Pakistan braces for additional flooding brought on by an increase in water levels in the Indus River.
The UN has requested $160 million to assist in what they have dubbed a “historic climate calamity.”
Pakistan’s Sindh Province saw 466% more rainfall than the 30-year normal. It has 50 million people living in it.
Sindh has certain areas that resemble an inland sea. The only dry land in sight for many of these families, the roadways, have become their place of safety.
The Indus River overflow in Sindh Province has resulted in devastating floods that have formed a massive 100 km-wide inland lake, according to the most recent satellite pictures.