Google Has Pledged a Donation of $0.5 Million to Flood Victims in Pakistan.

Google Southeast Asia Vice President Stephanie Davis stated on LinkedIn that the money will be donated to the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy through Google.org.

She continued by stating that local organizations working directly on disaster response and recovery will receive sub-grants from the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the severe flooding in #Pakistan. Even when confronted with the prospect of their houses being washed away and important agriculture being destroyed, we have seen #Pakistanis and communities band together to support one another. “We are moved by their courage and wish to assist,  Stephanie Davis stated in the article.

She went on to state that the firm will explore for new methods to help Pakistan by using its strengths and resources.

Farhan Qureshi, Google’s Regional Head for South Asian Frontier Markets, revealed separately that employees have donated over Rs72 million in personal donations and business matching thus far.

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, stated earlier this week that the company would contribute to relief and construction efforts.

The floods in Pakistan and the adjacent areas are catastrophic humanitarian disasters.” Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, the countless displaced families, and all those impacted,” Tim Cook said on Twitter.

According to Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, “monsoon” floods have destroyed 45 percent of the country’s farmland, particularly in Sindh, and cost an estimated $10 billion in losses. Over 70% of the country’s districts, she claims, are currently flooded. A third of Pakistan, or an area about the size of the United Kingdom, has been flooded.

According to official data, 110 districts have been affected, with 34 in Balochistan, 33 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16 in Sindh, and the rest in Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir.

At least 1,191 people have died in the floods, including 399 children, with 21 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

On Tuesday, the UN and the Pakistani government issued a $160 million flash appeal to aid the country in dealing with the disastrous floods.