What you need to know
- Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter over the weekend to say the company will donate money to Haiti.
- Haiti is trying to recover from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Saturday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will donate money to help Haiti recover from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that took place on Saturday.
The earthquake has killed at least 1,297 people and injured more than 5,700, with Cook saying that Apple's "hearts are with all those in Haiti who are once again facing the consequences of a devastating earthquake."
Our hearts are with all those in Haiti who are once again facing the consequences of a devastating earthquake. Apple will be donating to assist relief and recovery efforts in the affected communities.Our hearts are with all those in Haiti who are once again facing the consequences of a devastating earthquake. Apple will be donating to assist relief and recovery efforts in the affected communities.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 15, 2021August 15, 2021
This most recent earthquake brings back to mind the 2010 quake that killed more than 200,000 people.
According to a BBC report, things are set to get worse with a storm set to reach Haiti today. Tropical Depression Grace will impact an already difficult operation.
Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared a month-long state of emergency while also going on to urge the country's population to "show solidarity".
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