Google Southeast Asia Vice President Stephanie Davis said on LinkedIn that the tech company will contribute the money to the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy via Google.org.
She went on to say that the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy will award sub-grants to local organizations on the front lines of disaster response and rehabilitation.
“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,” Davis said in the article.
She went on to say that the corporation will look for other ways to support Pakistan using its capabilities and resources.
Separately, Farhan Qureshi, Google’s Regional Head for South Asian Frontier Markets, stated that workers have so far donated over Rs72 million in personal donations and business matching.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced earlier this week that the business will donate to relief and rebuilding operations.
“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,” he said on Twitter.
According to Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, “monsoon” floods have wiped out 45 percent of the country’s farmland, primarily in Sindh, and cost roughly $10 billion in losses overall. According to her, over 70% of the country’s districts are currently underwater. Overall, a third of Pakistan, or an area nearly the size of the United Kingdom, has been swamped.
Official figures show that 110 districts have been impacted, with 34 in Balochistan, 33 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16 in Sindh, and the remainder in Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir.
At least 1,191 people have been killed in the floods, including 399 children, with 21 deaths recorded in the previous 24 hours.
The United Nations and the Pakistani government released a $160 million flash appeal on Tuesday to assist the country in dealing with the devastating floods.