Thursday, April 12, 2007

Google Earth and Darfur

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC has teamed up with Google's internet mapping service, Google Earth, to try to halt what they see as genocide. The Darfur region of Sudan has a vast quantity of new information in the form of photos, video and testimony highlighting the crisis in the Darfur region. Here is a link to the BBC story on this project.

In addition there are statistics on refugees and internally displaced people.

Download google earth by clicking on the logo.

More information can be found at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site and in the BBC's In Depth: A Nation Divided.

This is a good case study example of appropriate technology in the region from the Practial Action NGO.

Play the Darfur is Dying game for a glimpse of the daily struggle for many refugees.

The Darfur Wall is a great way of fundraising and appreciating the scale and seriousness of this humanitarian disaster.

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