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Apple accepts Mercy Corps Contribution to help people affected by flooding in Kerala, India



Apple has today launched banners to the App Store and iTunes Store on Mac and iOS devices as well as its website, allowing customers to donate to Mercy Corps to support those affected by massive flooding in Kerala, India.

Flood began in Kerala earlier this summer with the arrival of monsoon rain, and retrieved August 8 after the days of heavy downturn. About 420 people have died since the flooding began, and over one million live in relief camps.


Apple allows customers to donate to Mercy Corps using credit and debit cards already in stock with the iTunes Store and App Store for a hassle-free donation process. Apple customers can donate $ 5, $ 1

0, $ 25, $ 50, $ 100 or $ 200, of which 100 percent go to Mercy Corps.

Apple often uses the iTunes Store and App Stores to raise funds for charity in major disasters. Apple has recently collected money on behalf of the American Red Cross to fight California fire sources, and Apple has also collected donations for major disasters such as the earthquake in 2015, 2013 Philippine typhoon, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan in 2011, and the Earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

Mercy Corps is a global humanitarian aid organization who says its mission is to "relieve suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build safe, productive and only society."

From 13 August to 20 August, Kerala received 18.5 inches of rain, an above average amount caused by two bands of heavy rain aggravated by low pressure areas in the West Ghats mountain range, according to NASA.



Rain has begun to decline this week, which allows rescue and relief to deal with the destruction caused by the flood.

For those who do not want to donate through Mercy Corps and iTunes, there are other alternatives. The Government of Kerala accepts direct money transfers and has set up a website where people can donate using credit and debit cards.

Other aid organizations working in Kerala also accept donations, including Oxfam India, Goonj and Habitat for Humanity India.


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