Monday, April 14, 2008

UN Refugee Agency Team Up With Google Maps

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has been working with Google to allow Internet users to locate refugee camps and discover the impact of the humanitarian crises through satellite maps, photos, videos and eyewitness accounts:

"The first use of this geospatial tool focuses on refugees and displaced people located in remote areas of Chad, Iraq, Colombia and Sudan's volatile Darfur region. Sit in front of your computer and, with a few clicks, see, hear and develop an emotional understanding of what it is like to be a refugee."

More background is provided in the article UN uses Google to pinpoint refugee crises published April 8, 2008 in the British newspaper The Guardian.

[Source: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre]

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 3:10 pm


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