Four days have passed since the massive Beirut explosion shredded the city’s port. With each day, more organizations and countries are stepping up to help Lebanon back to its feet; one of the more recent pledgers to Lebanon’s support is Apple.
Apple will donate to support Lebanon, said the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, tweeting on Friday: “Apple is donating to relief organizations that are helping with immediate and long-term support in Beirut.”
“We grieve with the people of Lebanon, our employees, and all those affected by the tragedy.” the renowned businessman added.
While Apple has not pledged a specific amount of financial aid as of yet, it is common for the technology giant to provide millions of US dollars of relief in similar cases of disaster in other countries.
The exact figures of the material losses caused by the national tragedy that afflicted Beirut earlier this week, killing at least 150 people, have yet to be officially specified by the engineers and technical teams assigned to this task.
Nonetheless, Governor of Beirut Marwan Abboud estimated the number to be upwards of $10 billion as the Port of Beirut has sustained severe damage and more than 300,000 people have lost their homes.
In addition to houses, shops and various establishments have been completely destroyed or greatly damaged by the massive blast that is believed to be one of history’s largest.
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