Tim Cook says Apple to donate money to help Haiti following its earthquake

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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."

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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.

Rescue workers are rushing to locate survivors of the deadly earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday as a tropical storm is heading towards the Caribbean nation. [...] Roads already made impassable by the quake could be further damaged by the rains, so aid teams are racing to get essential provisions to the quake-hit region before Grace hits.

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".

Oliver Haslam

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