Optimistic people may want to believe everything is rainbows and sunshine when it comes to the state of the world. Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. In fact, here you will find a number of reasons why the world is actually worse today than, well, ever before. When you realize the truth, you may want to take action, or make sure you are more informed in the future. After all, if the world is going to hell in a hand basket, you should at least be aware of the situation.
1. The Highest Level of Human Suffering since WWII
Right now, there are a minimum of 10 huge crises crowding the schedules of various humanitarian aid agencies in the U.S. and around the world. As a result, the world, right this very second, is in the highest level of human suffering since World War II.
2. Conflicts are Lasting Longer and Longer
Because there are no fresh, new problem-solving ideas being thrown around, conflicts all around the globe are lasting longer than ever before. For example, Syria is already in its seventh year, and the South Sudan civil war has been going on for five years. However, it doesn’t stop there, the conflict taking place in the eastern portion of Ukraine is moving into its fourth year.
3. The Theme of the 47th Summit Says it All
Each year, corporate titans and world leaders get together in the Swiss Alps to attend the World Economic Forum. This year’s summit theme pretty much says it all – “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” Right now, up to 60 heads of state and various government members are going to be attending and have quite a bit to handle.
4. More Cuts to Humanitarian Aid are Scheduled for 2018
It is expected that in 2018, more cuts will be coming from all across the globe regarding humanitarian agencies. These agencies are working in some of the most impoverished and war riddled countries to help alleviate cases of human suffering. However, many of the funding appeals to the UN for serious emergencies, in places such as the Congo, Central African Republic and Syria aren’t even 50 percent funded.
5. Conflicts are Becoming More Deadly
With conflicts raging across the globe the death tolls are rising significantly. Unfortunately, because more and more of the fighting is occurring in heavily populated urban communities, this means that more and more innocent bystanders are being caught in the line of fire, increasing death rates and the overall “bloodiness” of wars and skirmishes.