I have been watching the daily news briefs following hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Mexico, along with daily shootings that take lives of young people in Chicago and other cities. Yesterday I did a search to see if anyone had been mapping locations of natural disasters throughout the world. I found the map below, showing events in 2014, on this United Nations Disaster Prevention resource page.
With so many bad things happening, how can anyone find a meaningful way to respond? I encourage you to visit this article, which I posted over the weekend on the Tutor/Mentor blog. It includes the graphic shown below.
Look at the slanted white line in the middle of this figure-8 graphic. This represents information, such as the UN Disaster Prevention site, or the Tutor/Mentor web library, which people can use to learn more about any of these problems, learn what some people are doing in different places to solve the problem, and find places where they might get involved with time, talent and dollars. It also represents the role of intermediaries, who help people connect with this information and help them understand how to apply it.
A couple of months ago I updated it in a video that you can find here. The first step is educate yourself, and the second is educate your network. Use the information made available by myself an others to know more about some of these problems and to find ways to use your time, talent and dollars to become part of the solution.
Related article: "I'm up to my neck in alligators. How do I drain the swamp" click here
I've never claimed to have the solution to any of these problems. I only offer a learning path that might lead to solutions if more people begin to use it. Want to connect with me? Visit this page to see social media pages where you can find me.
Update 7-4- 2018 - network analysis showing migration patterns around the world. click here
Update 2-20-2019 - Migration Policy Institute site is an in-depth resource for information about this crisis. Click here
Update 3-4-2018 - "The 10 shocking humanitarian crises you probably haven't heard of" - plenty of pain throughout the world. click here
Update 3-13/2019 - Visit this #investinhumanity page on Twitter and be reminded of the many places in the world where there is daily pain and suffering.