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Tim Cook pledges relief aid to Beirut

Tim Cook

Apple is to support both the "immediate needs" and "long-term support" of relief organizations in Beirut, following the explosion that claimed at least 137 lives.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced via a tweet that the company is to donate to help with the relief efforts in Lebanon. He doesn't specify amounts, but implies that it's more than a one-off donation.

As yet, the announcement is solely on Cook's Twitter account. There are no further details on Apple's website.

The donation comes after many previous ones, most recently when Apple announced that it would be donating its share of earnings from the "John Lewis: Good Trouble" documentary to the National Civil Rights Museum and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Apple has also given unspecified support to the rebuilding of France's Notre Dame cathedral. In April 2020, Cook announced that Apple was donating $10 million to support the World Health Organization's COVID-19 fundraiser.