The benefits of a multinational

Google technology first envisaged as a video game backdrop has been adapted to raise awareness – and potentially financial support – for the plight of refugees and vulnerable people once far from the public eye. The search engine’s Google Earth platform, a mapping service that allows users to move through three-dimensional satellite images of city streets and countryside, now offers a close-up view of UN refugee camps and aid projects.

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