Apple and JP Morgan respond to refugee crisis

Apple and JPMorgan Chase & Co have joined the number of businesses participating in helping tackle the European refugee crisis.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, emailed staff about his concerns for refugees in Europe, saying that the company was making a ‘substantial donation’ to humanitarian organisations working with suffering refugees.

Cook’s email said: “As we’ve all seen and read in the news, millions of people from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries have fled their homes because of war and persecution.”

Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase has announced up to $2 million in donations from its foundation and for employees to provide immediate relief to refugees to help address the humanitarian emergency in Europe.

Grants totalling $1 million from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support Save the Children, Oxfam, International Rescue Committeeand International Medical Corps.

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation is also launching an employee giving campaign that will match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to these organisations.