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Tech giant Apple to donate to flood relief, recovery

The CEO of tech giant Apple, Tim Cook, has said the company will donate to relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan after the country was devastated by historical floods. 

Cook, heading the $2.5 trillion company, said the floods are “devastating humanitarian disasters” and added that “our thoughts” are with those who lost loved ones and all those affected. 

Torrential rains and flooding have submerged a third of Pakistan and killed more than 1,100 people, including 380 children as the United Nations appealed for aid on Tuesday for what it described as an “unprecedented climate catastrophe.”

The country has received nearly 190% more rain than the 30-year average in the quarter through August this year, totalling 390.7 millimetres (15.38 inches). Sindh province, with a population of 50 million, was hardest hit, getting 466% more rain than the 30-year average.

Torrential rain has also triggered flash floods that have crashed down from northern mountains, destroying buildings and bridges, and washing away roads and standing and stored crops.




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