Apple CEO Tim Cook extended his sympathies to the millions of people displaced in Pakistan after the country experience heavy rains and flooding. He also announced that the company will be donating to relief efforts in Pakistan which is hit by the worst flooding in over a decade.
The current natural calamity is worst than the 2010 flooding and the country is in dire need of resources to provide for people living under the open sky because their houses are inundated. BBC reports that:
The UN’s World Meteorological Organization said Pakistan and north-west India have had an intense monsoon season this year – with one site in Sindh reporting 1,288 millimetres of rain so far in August, compared with the monthly average of 46mm.
The climate change minister says more than a third of the country has been completely submerged by the heaviest recorded monsoon rains in a decade.
Apple to provide financial support for Pakistan experiencing a devastating humanitarian crisis
On Twitter, Cook wrote:
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.
Climate change is real and the unprecedented rainfall in Pakistan during the monsoon season led to massive flooding in Indus and Kabul rivers that killed over two thousand people, displaced 33 million people, and destroyed urban and rural infrastructure and crops in three provinces: Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In addition to privacy accessibility, and transparency, Apple values the environment. The company is not only in the process of switching to renewable energy for its corporate division, but it also aims to be 100% carbon neutral by 2023 across its business, including supply chain operations.
Thank you Tim and Apple for providing support to Pakistan in this very difficult time. ❤️
— Malala (@Malala) August 31, 2022
Because climate change is not an isolated issue, it is a global concern. Natural phenomena across the globe have gained intensity. Last year, Texas experienced the harshest winter, and in August this year, Kentucky was hit by devasting floods as well.