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While everyone is out trying the new Google+ Local ( feature at your favourite restaurant, I thought this story will be a good fit for today.

The World Food Programme (WFP), the food aid arm of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, will host a Google+ Hangout from the front lines of the Sahel Crisis today at 3:00 p.m. EDT (12 p.m. PDT) to answer questions and raise awareness.

"We chose Google+ for this event because it offered an easy way to bring our staff in places like the Sahel together with bloggers, journalists and ultimately supporters."

How can technology raise awareness of humanitarian crises around the world? Do a Google+ Hangout. (
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I just read through some comments on another post where the discussion was, is raising awareness enough to feed these people. Shouldn't there be a next step to generate some money out of such events to feed these unfortunate people?
I agree with you +Kashif Riaz maybe have a charity hangout where people can actually donate some money for this cause.. With the number of users on Google plus, even if everyone donates $1, the effect it can make is monumental.. Only if there's a way to connect all the users of Google plus together..
Or something like; I listen to a radio thesedays that have a compaign to encorage its listneres to use their live streaming as well so not just they ask to connect online but now they jointly with some sponsor has worked out a deal that if in a certain duration they reach 50K online sessions, sponsor will donate 10K to a charity. So, the radio company is encouraging people to do some good deed by connecting online to bring the number to 50K in that duration so money can be paid to charity on their behalf. I think, thats a smart move. I am sure +Google+ can think of much better than this.
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