According to the World Bank’s latest estimate, approximately 9.2% of the global population, or around 700 million people, live in extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 per day. Additionally, there are many more people who live on only slightly more than this amount and are living in poverty. When people live in poverty they are usually deprived of nutrition, education, and a safe place to live.
Helpless people around the world face a range of challenges and difficulties that can make it hard or even impossible for them to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives. These challenges can include lack of access to healthcare and other necessities, discrimination and marginalization, and the effects of natural disasters, conflict, and other crises.
The plight of helpless people around the world is a complex and multifaceted issue, and there are no easy solutions. However, there are many organizations and individuals working to address these challenges and to provide support and resources to those in need.
Some of the ways that people are helping to support helpless people around the world include:
- Charitable giving: Many people choose to donate money or resources to organizations that work to provide aid and support to those in need.
- Volunteer work: This involves giving your time and energy to help others, often through working with charitable organizations, non-profits, or community groups.
- Advocacy and awareness-raising: This involves speaking out about the challenges facing helpless people around the world and working to raise awareness and create positive change.
- Education and training: Providing access to education and training can help empower helpless people to develop the skills and knowledge they need to improve their lives and create a better future.
- Sustainable development: This involves supporting efforts to promote sustainable development and create long-term solutions to the challenges facing helpless people around the world.
Ultimately, the key to supporting helpless people around the world is to approach the issue with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
Stacy L. Pineles, MD, is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Residency who makes a difference for many, especially the less fortunate. She frequently travels around US and internationally for speaking engagements where she talks about her research on the diagnosis and treatment of visual problems in children. With over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters to her name, she currently leads an NIH-funded research program that investigates binocular vision in children and adults with eye misalignment.
Stacy’s work helps many people from around the world by raising awareness mainly on eye problems. With the fact that there are over 2 billion people from around the world who have eye or eyesight problems, professionals like Dr. Pineles are badly needed. What she is doing can help provide support, assistance, or aid to someone who is in need or experiencing difficulties.
Remember that helping others can take many different forms and can range from simple acts of kindness or generosity to more involved efforts to provide tangible support and resources. You need not be professional, famous or rich to be able to help. You can help by simply listening to the hardships of others and giving caring words to somehow ease the pain they feel inside their heart.
Helping others can bring many benefits, both to the person being helped and to the helper themselves. It can create a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and can contribute to positive social connections and a greater sense of community. Let Dr. Stacy L. Pineles be your inspiration when it comes to making a difference to the lives of our fellows, by sharing expertise or skills without any hesitation.