Many countries in Europe are facing problems due to the huge flow of refugees. Engulfed in civil war and overrun by militants, Syria is a major supplier of immigrants traveling to other countries.
Apple decided not to stay away from the problem and opened a web page where anyone can donate money for the implementation of humanitarian programmes of assistance to internally displaced persons. For once you can list from five to two hundred dollars, while the fee for the money transfer will not be charged.
In the description in the iTunes Store it is reported that the money will be transferred to the account of the red cross, and the transfer will be reflected in the performance report with the credit card as a purchase.
Since the beginning of 2015 on the territory of the European Union arrived about 500,000 workers, every day their ranks swell by the thousands of newcomers. The European Commission stated that the current immigration crisis is the largest in the world since the Second world war. According to its proposal, the EU will have in the next two years forced to accept on its territory up to 160,000 refugees.
These charity events Apple has been organized before, including after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 and in January 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti. In 2013 Apple was collecting money to benefit victims of the hurricane in the Philippines.
Today in the iTunes Store, there are several hundred million registered users in possession of a Bank card. However, the attempt to access the donation page of the Russian branch leads to the message: “Charitable gifts is not available”.