Turkey, Syria earthquake: Apple, Google pledge to donate to relief, recovery efforts


Both Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, sent their condolences and said that their companies would help with relief and recovery efforts for individuals affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The massive earthquakes that shook Turkey and Syria on Monday left the entire world in disbelief and caused enormous loss of life and property. Both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressed their condolences to the impacted folks on Twitter. They also said that both companies would donate money to support the affected people’s relief and recovery efforts.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook tweeted, “We offer our condolences to all those impacted by the devastating earthquakes, including the citizens of Turkey, Syria, and other countries. An Apple gift to the cause has been confirmed. Apple will help in the relief and rebuilding efforts.”

The business has initiated “SOS alerts,” according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who also noted that this will assist in giving emergency information to the affected people. Additionally, he said that Google’s employees and both would help those who were in danger of disaster.

India has now sent troops from the NDRF and its first cargo of humanitarian goods to Turkey. MEA posted on Twitter as follows: “Indian capabilities for HADR (humanitarian assistance and disaster relief). Along with NDRF Search & Rescue Teams, specially trained dog squads, medical supplies, drilling machinery, and other necessary equipment, the first shipment of earthquake relief supplies departs for Türkiye.”

For those who don’t know, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria caused major apartment complexes to fall, hospitals to be destroyed, and thousands of people to be injured or evicted. Then, two further earthquakes, measuring magnitude 7.6 and 6.0, struck Turkey. Rescue operations are ongoing as the tragedy’s dead toll surpasses 4,000.