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Mr. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple: Will you help these cobalt children, please? Children like Dorsen have helped companies make lots of profit. Dorsen works 12 hours a day for as little as 8p or 10̔¢. This is slave labour and a human rights abuse. Your help would be appreciated. Your company would be lauded.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Will Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, help #Dorsen and the Congolese cobalt children?

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Added: 28 March 2017
Email out #1
Email out #1, 27 March 2017

From: Flinty Maguire, Cobalt Children [mailto:hello@cobaltchildren.org]
Sent: 27 March 2017 20:49
To: 'tcook@apple.com' <tcook@apple.com>
Cc: 'mark.dummett@amnesty.org' <mark.dummett@amnesty.org>; 'tyler.gillard@oecd.org' <tyler.gillard@oecd.org>; 'ambassade.britannique@fco.gov.uk' <ambassade.britannique@fco.gov.uk>; 'news.plan@sky.uk' <news.plan@sky.uk>
Subject: Child and artisanal miners in the DR Congo

Dear Tim

Please find attached a letter concerning the welfare of child and artisanal cobalt miners in the DR Congo.

I have found the Amnesty International report: This is what we die for, helpful. It is disturbing and upsetting how corporations, with such resources on hand, are so ambivalent towards the conditions of the upstream supply chain.  The Sky News report: Meet Dorsen, who mines cobalt for your mobile phone, has incurred widespread reaction and concern.

The attached letter asks for responses to yes/no questions, which is published on the Cobalt Children website and, hopefully, turn into meaningful dialogue and positive action.

You will find the link to this letter and corporate responses via this page. http://childrenplay.org/20170317_Smartphone_companies_and_child_labour.html  

This is a movement to seek an ethical and moral trade relationship between the artisanal cobalt miners, and the consumers of the products containing cobalt. Corporations, such as yours, bridge this gap. We need your help to address the blatant human rights abuses of these Congolese people.

I look forward to your reply.

With thanks and all good wishes
Flinty Maguire


Our letter, below, was posted: 4 April, 2017
No response yet...
Any thoughts?
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How to help #Dorsen and children like him
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When children earn as little as 8p a day, every penny helps

Donate direct to Kimbilio. They support street children in Lubumbashi, DR Congo
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Nokia: disappointing response from Laura. We've written back again...
Companies giving an automated, ongoing response
Samsung, Nokia, Daimler, Vodafone: standard responses. No help offered to Richard and Dorsen
Companies yet to respond...
Cobalt Children, 2017. Consumers and Corporates know it's wrong for children to mine cobalt.
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