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How to help: donate to typhoon relief on Facebook and iTunes

Publié: 17 novembre 2013 3:47 CET

Through Sunday, November 17, people all over the world can donate to the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort directly through Facebook and iTunes. This partnership, from which the full amount of donated funds will go to Red Cross Red Crescent, will support the massive global response effort currently underway.

Facebook users in authorized markets and iTunes customers in up to 100 countries will see notifications on the homepages. One click will bring users to a simple payment screen, where they will be asked for payment information. The donation amount, which varies by the currency of the donor’s country, is approximately 10 Swiss francs on Facebook. On iTunes, there are several choices for donation amount. Every donor will receive an email acknowledgement, though tax deduction qualifications vary by country.

The Philippine Red Cross has been leading this response effort, aiding with search and rescue immediately after the disaster, providing shelter, food, and water, and distributing relief supplies. However, as we mentioned earlier, this has truly been a global response effort. Specialized Red Cross Red Crescent emergency response teams around the globe are moving continuously into the affected area to assist. These include teams with expertise in logistics, disaster assessment, shelter, health, water and sanitation.

To find out more about Red Cross Red Crescent response, visit our dedicated Typhoon Haiyan site.

Have more questions?

How do I donate?
You can send a donation directly from your News Feed by clicking the “Donate now” button at the top of your screen. If you’d like to donate more, please visit How to Donate or your National Society’s website to see if they have established a direct appeal.

Why hasn’t Facebook done this for other natural disasters?
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. They regularly work with relief organizations, government organizations, media partners, and private industry to be part of this effort so we can all improve preparation for disasters, contribute to relief efforts, and bring to the forefront the needs of those directly impacted. This is just another way for Facebook to help – and make it as easy as possible for people to help those impacted by the typhoon.

Facebook is always exploring various options for helping people contribute and assist during a time of crisis. This is just another step towards making the assistance even easier, and we’re committed to evolving our products to find new solutions over time.

Will Facebook offer this for other causes other than natural disaster?
Facebook is always exploring various options for helping people contribute and assist during a time of crisis. This is just the latest evolution, and they continue to keep finding new and different solutions.

Does Facebook get a cut of these donations?
No, the full amount of the donations will go to the Red Cross relief effort in the Philippines.

Where is my donation being directed?
Funds donated on Facebook will go directly to the Red Cross relief effort in the Philippines.

Why can’t we make this available to every country?
Facebook is always exploring various options for helping people contribute and assist during a time of crisis. To move quickly, they began this effort in the US with the American Red Cross, and were able to extend it internationally. Going forward, Facebook will be looking at ways to expand their reach.

How secure is my payment information?
Facebook values the trust you place in them and takes numerous precautions to prevent any kind of unauthorized access to the financial information stored on your Facebook account. This information is kept on a secure server with multiple layers of hardware and software protection and will not be shared with the recipient of your donation.
For additional information on the security of your payment information, please click here.

Will my donation be broadcast to my Facebook friends?
No, your donation will be kept private. You can, however, let your friends know via a status update if you would like to share.




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Global partnership with iTunes and Facebook in support of Typhoon Haiyan-affected communities
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