Searching for Syria
“It was six years ago in March that the Syrian civil war began, and since then more than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, their possessions, their families, and their education to seek shelter throughout the Middle East, Europe, and around the world. The scale of the crisis is hard for most of us to fathom, and the experiences of the refugee population can often feel too remote for most of us to understand.
Since 2015, we’ve tried to do our part to help. Google.org has invested more than $20 million in grants supporting solutions to provide 800,000+ refugees with emergency support and access to vital information and education.”- Google Blog
Day before yesterday they have launched a site called “Searching for Syria” a new way for people learn about Syria and the Syrian refugee crisis by exploring five of the most common search queries that people around the world are asking. Each question will allow us to explore some of the detail behind the answer, combining UNHCR(United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) data with Google Maps, satellite imagery, videos, photography, and stories from refugees.
UNHCR published below video where anyone can get details.
Let’s make conclusion too from Google:
“People search for many reasons—to learn and to research, or sometimes to connect, share, and overcome. Sharing these trends, based on UNHCR’s verified data, will ensure that people searching to better understand one of the most terrible events of the last six years will be able to do just that.”