Google explains the Syrian refugee crisis with a new interactive site

May

22

2017

site answers the five most common questions about the Syrian refugee crisis.
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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), in cooperation with Google, launched a new website to answer the five most frequently asked questions about the Syrian refugee crisis.

A statement issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that the search for Syria , which was launched on Monday, will be displayed on the Google homepage “in selected countries “.

The new website combines UNHCR and Google data to answer five questions: “How was Syria before the war?”; “What happens in Syria?”; “Who is the refugee?” And “Where are the Syrian refugees? “And” How can I help Syrian refugees? “. The site includes stories of people displaced by the six-year war, as well as statistics detailing the scale of the destruction.

Syria Search also contains 360-degree videos of old sites damaged or destroyed during the conflict, as well as Google Earth images captured before and after the war.

The website also contains a link to the UNHCR donation at the bottom of the page, as well as a link to the organization’s solidarity petition for refugees, which calls for ensuring education for refugee children and appropriate homes for displaced families.

“The search for Syria is aimed at dispelling myths and misperceptions about Syria and the refugees and giving a completely new look at the greatest human tragedy of the time,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement on Monday.

“This is a great project with Google that allows us to identify and answer the five key questions on Syrian refugees and displaced people, which are what the masses want most to know and help us mobilize the much-needed support and funding for our humanitarian efforts,” he said.

The search for Syria is currently available in four languages: English, French, Spanish, German and soon to be available in Arabic.

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