Google, Holocaust Museum Map ‘Crisis in Darfur’
Google Earth and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum announced a joint effort to highlight conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan.
|Google, Holocaust Museum Map ‘Crisis in Darfur’|
Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to have lost their lives since the Darfur conflict erupted in February 2003. Systematic human rights abuses have occurred, including killing, torture, rape, looting and destroying of property by all parties involved in the conflict, but primarily by the Sudanese government and government-backed Janjawid militia.
-- Amnesty International, on human rights concerns in Sudan
An online mapping initiative backed by the Holocaust Museum and empowered by Google Earth will bring the Darfur crisis into focus. Today a Global Awareness layer containing photographs, data and eyewitness testimony about Darfur became available in Google Earth.
Crisis in Darfur is the first project of the Museum