Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and travelers coming from six nations included Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten has announced to give free international call facility to affected countries.
Hiroshi Mikitani, Rakuten’s CEO, mother organization Viber messaging app, has announced in in his Twitter post. This is unjust and unlawful to discriminate victims of wars and disasters on the basis of race and religion.
Viber can help in a way:
Viber is messaging app like Whatsapp, which gives the option to send and receive audio, video and text messages in the availability of internet. It also enables the user to connect with mobile phone and landline.
But the calling services and video messaging is not free it is paid through Viber credit. The company has decided to launch free service to war affected landscape.
Viber said ” In the response to recent orders by the United States, we are now offering landline and mobile calls to all trump banned nations, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. So that the war affected nation can contact the distant loved ones with any financial and technical barrier.
I am very sad to see what is happening now in the US. I came to US when I was seven and I really respect big American big heart.
— 三木谷浩史 H. Mikitani (@hmikitani) January 30, 2017
There are many other companies which came to the front for help the war trigger peoples like Starbuck and Uber.
Silicon Valley has also committed millions of dollar help war victims:
Silicon valley is not left behind in the criticism of Trump’s executive orders. The Silicon valley has committed millions of dollar financial aid to war triggered nations, the seven nation has been banned by orders.
The financial aid is not just limited to technological firms but extended to the food industry, fashion, angel, steward Butterfield, co-founder of Flicker, Uber and many other civil liberation agencies.
There are many mobilizations to support the organization, for example, ACLU raised $24 million for donation just on weekend. There have been made many protest on social and political levels.