Poverty, war and persecution: The world's miseries

Every day, people around the world suffer from humiliation, battle with hunger and diseases, while some live in the constant state of war ravaging throughout their countries. This is the grim situation of the people whose lives are not what they should be and who struggle to survive every day in the face of their reality.
A world filled with misery Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Tens of millions of people around the world live in misery every day. They endure abuse, beatings, starvation, humiliation, open discrimination by authorities within their countries, poverty, hardships and bloody wars. While hundreds of millions on our planet complain about their minute every-day problems, there are those who move between life and death at any given moment.

Throughout the world, there are hundreds of millions of people suffering from poverty, distress and hunger, most of whom are centralized in Africa and Asia. In fact, about two-thirds of the world’s poor are located in only five countries within the two aforementioned continents: India, China, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Congo.

Hunger and distress in Somalia Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Zimbabwe, Burundi, Liberia and Eritrea also have high rates of distress, hunger and poverty, while poverty is considered as living on less than $1.25 a day.

In quite a few cases, the cause of poverty and hunger is war. Within two Middle Eastern countries, Syria and Yemen, bloody civil wars are ravaging in the 2011 Arab Spring’s aftermath. Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in March 2011, more than half a million people have been killed and more than 5 million Syrians have become refugees. Those who remained in the torn, divided and bleeding country is subject to the daily realities of terror attacks, air raids and chemical weapons attacks, which claimed many lives, including those of children.

Children being saved from the Syrian war's rubble Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

10,000 people have been killed in Yemen and 2 million have become refugees as a result of the civil war that erupted following the battle between the country’s military and the Houthi rebels. Terrorists from ISIS and Al-Qaeda are also present within the country. But that is not even Yemen’s worst problem: A severe cholera outbreak occurred within the country killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands more in danger.



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