When States Fail, Humanity Becomes Frail: Stepping Out of the Vicious Circle
US’s World Trade Center attacks, UK’s bombings, Iraq’s bombings, Congo’s Christmas massacres, France’s shootings, Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, New Zealand’s mosque attacks, Palestine’s crisis, Syria’s war, Libya’s situation…and the list goes on of the terrorist and violent incidents that shatter the world’s peace and deprive many people of their basic right of living safely in their homeland. Numerous terrorist entities aim towards leading the world into the vicious circle of states’ failure through armed conflicts, forced displacement, and homelands collapse.
70.8 million: This colossal number could refer to the population of a really huge and crowded country, but what it actually refers to, sadly, is the number of people around the world who have been forced to leave their home. The Syrian refugees’ humanitarian crisis is only an example of the many refugee crises around the world that affect not only their homeland but also the whole world. Unless we decide to take action, and unless we do that fast, the current statistics will continue where 1 person is forced to leave his/her home every 2 seconds!
$60 billion: This massive amount of money could be the whole budget of a country; however, 60 billion dollars is the high economic cost that the world had to pay as a result of the terrorist attacks in 2018 across the globe, and this cost is even multiplied when it comes to the economic damages due to states’ failure.
People around the world are not calling for a utopia. Their demands and expectations are very much simpler: all we call for is a world of peace and humanity, with no hate, no terrorism, no lone wolves, no illegal immigration, no refugees, and no wars and conflicts.
If we want to guarantee the safety of our children, the development of our youth, and the stability of our homelands, we should fight states’ failure prior to fighting terrorism. We should all be aware that humanity cannot be saved unless homelands are saved.
The following is a short video that reflects on the issue at hand. We can take action to step out of the vicious circle of states’ failure and terrorism, to reach a better world. It may not be a utopia, but at least it will be a world of peace and humanity.
A short movie produced by the WYF Media Production department. Many calls around the world yearn for our imperative effective action, not for creating a perfect world or a utopia, but for having at least a world that would not give up on its humanity. If we want to guarantee the safety of our children, the development of our youth, and the stability of our homelands, we should fight states’ failure prior to fighting terrorism.