Google Earth locates UN refugee camps



United Nations refugee camps and aid initiatives can now be viewed through Google’s technology that offers viewers mapped images of the most severe humanitarian conditions. “Use Google Earth to tell your story,” said Earth Outreach for Google, Rebecca Moore at the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters. “We realized that Google Earth had the potential to be a much more significant and meaningful tool,” she added. Former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and Irish president Mary Robinson urged all to use Google Earth so they would have a deeper understanding of crisis zones around the world. “We need all the communications possible to change the dynamic, to make this something very personal,” said the former U.N. official.

Source: Google maps give close-up view of UN refugee camps (Reuters)

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