Apple adds Ukraine UNICEF donation buttons to News app and

Apple Ukraine Unicef Options
Apple Ukraine Unicef Options (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is making it easier for people to donate money to help Ukrainians.
  • Ukraine is currently under Russian invasion.
  • Apple says 100% of donations will go to UNICEF.

Apple is making it easier for people to donate to UNICEF to help those affected by the crisis in Ukraine by putting a banner on its website and inside the News app.

Opening the Apple News app on iPhone and iPad displays a banner that offers people the chance to donate to the cause, while Apple also has a button at the top of its webpage. Clicking it opens the Music or iTunes app where payment can be handled.

Apple notes that it will transfer 100% of the donation to UNICEF to help support families affected by the crisis caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Click the amount you wish to contribute, then click Donate and Apple will transfer 100% of your contribution to UNICEF USA in support of families affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Apple has taken other steps relating to the Russia—Ukraine situation including the cessation of product sales in the country. The company has also removed two prominent Russian apps from the App Store — both Sputnik and RT are no longer available for download from international App Stores although they are still available for download inside Russia.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sent a note to employees saying that the company would also match donations at a ratio of 2:1 for those who want to help Ukraine.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.