Facebook parent Meta donates Rs125m for flood relief efforts in Pakistan



Facebook-parent Meta Platforms Inc blazoned on Wednesday that it was giving Rs125 million for flood tide relief sweats in Pakistan.

The quantum, which will be given to Unicef, HANDS, and Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi(ITA), will “support exigency aid, food, water, sanitation and help children get back to the academy” in Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan, the company said in a press release.

Meta’s Director for Arising requests for the Asia Pacific region Jordi Fornies said, Pakistan is going through one of the worst natural disasters we’ve seen to date. Millions of people are affected and the entire nation is rallying to support them during this delicate time.

“We hope that our benefactions help the communities impacted by the catastrophe and our studies are with these communities and families as they try to recover.”

The press release stated that previous to the flooding, the safety checkpoint was actuated on Facebook while an extremity runner was set up so people could ask for and offer help using the ‘community help feature’.

It further stated that the company’s ‘ Data for Good ’ platform has actuated its disaster maps program and is furnishing information to indigenous response mates.

“Communities across colorful Meta-possessed platforms have raised further than a million bones for non-profits supporting flood tide relief sweats. Leading NGOs across the globe have also raised substantial quantities via Facebook and Instagram,” the press release said.

“Meta is continuously exploring farther avenues to grease not just families in the devastated regions but also supporting NGOs and other causes in their sweats,” it added.

Before this week, Google launched a transnational appeal to collect relief finances, asking its billions of druggies across the globe to contribute $15, $25 and $50 each.

It had preliminarily blazoned a donation of $5,00,000 while a company functionary had said at the time workers had contributed over Rs72m in particular donations and company matches.

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook had also said his company would contribute to relief and recovery sweats

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