Facebook is stepping up relief efforts in Australia


Facebook announced up to $ 1 million (in Australian dollars) as donations to the non-profit Global Giving organization, and donated $ 250,000 to the Australian Red Cross for forest fire relief efforts, where Facebook is currently being used for Disaster Maps in Australia by a group of national and international relief, response and academic organizations, according to the Indian gadgetsnow website.

Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization that focuses on health and emergency response, uses these tools to analyze evacuation procedures and has plans to distribute more than 500,000 respiratory masks to the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales. The tragic so far destroyed more than 15 million acres, more than seven times the area of ​​the horrific California fires in 2018 or the massive Amazon fires last year.

These fires had killed at least a billion animals, eliminating multiple types of indigenous Australian wildlife, including 30 per cent of the koalas in the world, while Facebook said donations made through Pages for New South Wales forest fires or forest fires in Victoria and South Australia will reach A $ 1 million.

Forest fires in Australia have killed more than 25 people, destroyed wildlife in Australia, and are expected to result in historically costly billions of dollars.


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