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Apple Accepting Red Cross Donations Through iTunes to Support Migration Crisis

Apple has added a banner to its U.S. website that allows customers to donate to the American Red Cross through the iTunes Store to support the refugee and migration crisis across the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. The donation tiers available include $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200.

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All of the proceeds from donations, which are processed as regular iTunes Store transactions, are sent to the American Red Cross. Apple has run American Red Cross donation campaigns several times in the past for crises such as the 2015 Nepal earthquake, 2013 Philippines typhoon, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2011 Japan tsunami and 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Update: Apple will also make a "substantial donation" itself and match employee donations by 2-to-1, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
“Apple is dedicated to advancing human rights around the world,” Cook wrote in the message, seen by Reuters. “We hope the actions we’re taking will help make the situation less desperate for some, and ease the hardship so many are enduring.”
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19 months ago

My friend... the problem has not even started. This is going to be like Katrina: the tragedy after the tragedy. Because all those refugees are coming to a new country and they do not have jobs nor experience with the new culture... nothing! And they are going to need everything, housing, education, health, food. And we are not talking about a few people but thousands! That will destroy the economy of every country and take resources from the locals who will get very upset because this is not something that will be for a month, it is something that will last for 10 or 20 years. Robberies and prostitution will start to happen in no time. Drug dealers too. It is going to be bad!


Well that's one way to look at it. Not the right way of course. In the Uk we have lots of migrants - This is not a migrant Crisis. It's refugee. Utterly different. This is not people coming to earn money to send home. There is no home anymore. It's all war torn and destroyed.

The issue is they perhaps see countries as a Utopia when they are not. Actual UK migrants coming here though choice are working 18 hour days 6-7 days a week and are shocked how expensive things are and they can't afford to live in a house. Utopia it is not.

The problem in the M.E. is massively complex and goes back hundreds of years. The fact is we have one little ball of rock to live on and 99% of bad things that happen are because of peoples beliefs and books from 2000+ years ago. It's insanity.
Rating: 22 Votes
19 months ago
Most of those aren't migrants/refugees; they are opportunists.
Rating: 22 Votes
19 months ago
While they are doing a good thing, throwing money at it really isn't going to solve this problem...
Rating: 20 Votes
19 months ago

While they are doing a good thing, throwing money at it really isn't going to solve this problem...


My friend... the problem has not even started. This is going to be like Katrina: the tragedy after the tragedy. Because all those refugees are coming to a new country and they do not have jobs nor experience with the new culture... nothing! And they are going to need everything, housing, education, health, food. And we are not talking about a few people but thousands! That will destroy the economy of every country and take resources from the locals who will get very upset because this is not something that will be for a month, it is something that will last for 10 or 20 years. Robberies and prostitution will start to happen in no time. Drug dealers too. It is going to be bad!
Rating: 15 Votes
19 months ago
I don't feel comfortable donating knowing that chunks of this money will go to ISIS fighters who are using this as an opportunity to place agents around the world. There's a reason why their fellow Islamic countries who are in the region aren't taking any refugees at all... And they all speak the same language and have the same culture.
Rating: 14 Votes
19 months ago
Sad that this story has to be in PRSI. Like its a controversial subject to help people fleeing torture and death.
Rating: 12 Votes
19 months ago

Your conscience bud. Personally These people have ZERO choice. You think they want to leave their home?

Yep - my choice and as I said before no thank you. We are all entitled to our own opinion and this is mine.
Rating: 12 Votes
19 months ago
I'll donate when oil rich nations like Saudi Arabia, Quatar and UAE step up.
Rating: 11 Votes
19 months ago

Most of those aren't migrants/refugees; they are opportunists.

I agree.
Angela Merkel messed up big time by welcoming so many of them.
Just look at the people that are coming.
80% are military aged men.
20% can't read or write, while the ones who can mostly only speak Arabic.
Less than 40% come from countries that are actually affected by war. Many others just want to live in more wealthy country's.

And, they all want to go to Germany only. Everyone wants to go to Germany. The border EU country's say they would take some of them but they do not want to stay.
I doubt that people who are seriously fleeing from war and oppression would only accept being rescued by one certain country.
Rating: 11 Votes
19 months ago

Most of those aren't migrants/refugees; they are opportunists.


I know this is the internet but please post links to facts that support what you have posted.
It makes your case that much valid.

Thanks
Rating: 10 Votes

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