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Google will donate $500,000 for flood relief efforts in Pakistan – business

Google will donate $500,000 for flood relief efforts in Pakistan, company officials said. on Thursday.

Google Vice President for Southeast Asia Stephanie Davis posted on LinkedIn what tech the giant would donate an amount, which is about 110 million rupees, to the Center for Calamity Philanthropy via Google.org.

Center for Calamity Philanthropy, will in in turn, provide sub-grants to local organizations that on front lines of crisis response and recovery added.

“Our hearts go out to each one affected by ongoing floods in #Pakistan. Even when faced with fear of having their homes washed away and vital farmland destroyed we have also witnessed how Pakistanis and communities came together to help each other. We are inspired by their courage and we want to help’ Davis wrote. in in post.

She is added what the company will find more ways help Pakistan through its tools and resources.

Separately regional head of Google for South Asian Frontier Markets Farhan Qureshi said employees have contributed so far over 72 million rupees in personal donations and company matches.

Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company would make a donation to aid and recovery efforts.

“Floods in Devastating humanitarian disasters are taking place in Pakistan and surrounding areas. Our thoughts with those who have lost loved ones, many displaced families and all affected,” he tweeted.

‘Monstrous’ monsoon floods washed away 45 percent of arable land of the country, mainly in Sindh and caused about 10 billion dollars in damage on in general, according to Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman. According to her, about 70% of districts in the country is now under water. In general, a third of Pakistan – or area about size of Great Britain is flooded.

According to official data, number of affected areas currently stands at 110, including 34 in Balochistan, 33 years old in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 16 in Sindh and others in Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

The flood claimed the lives of at least 1,191 people. people including 399 children, with 21 deaths reported in in last 24 hours.

On Tuesday, the United Nations and the Pakistani government made an emergency appeal for $160 million up to help the country is coping with catastrophic floods.

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Derrick Santistevan
Derrick Santistevan
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