7 Photos of People The World Refuses To Help

Sameera Ehteram
Driven away from home with no more than the clothes on their back, these helpless people seem to deserve neither help nor dignity.

While the rest of the world waits for the next high-end gadget or celebrity gossip and moans online about inanities of life, there are people out there desperately hanging onto the last threads of life and sanity.

They are people rejected by the world. 

canary islands refugees

A refugee crawls to safety while sunbathers relax on the beach at the Gran Trajal in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Syrian refugees

Fleeing from ISIS, Syrian refugees find themselves stopped by Turkish tanks.

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Greek coast guard migrants

Refugees being rescued by Greek coast guards.

Afghan migrants

Children of Afghan migrants struggling to survive.

migrants in Libya

A rubber dingy dangerously crammed with 104 people off the coast of Libya.

Palestinian refugees

Thousands of refugees queue for food in Yarmouk, a part of wartorn Damascus home to thousands of Palestinian refugees.

Bangladeshi refugees

Hundreds of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees rescued from four boats off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province in May 2015.

These are the most vulnerable people in the world, those who leave their homes for a better future or even for mere survival.

But the world tells them, in action and more often inaction, that they're not deserving of respect and dignity, or even a nationality to fall back upon, a roof over their head or food in their bellies.

Millions of Afghans, Syrians, Rohingya, Bangladeshis, Africans and Palestinians – just to name a few – fall under the category.

Earlier this year hundreds of African migrants lost their lives when their boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

These migrants are often crammed by the hundreds in boats made to accommodate no more than 50 or 100 people.

Until the end of 2014, about 13.6 million people had been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq alone and an estimated 14.2 million refugees in the entire world.

These people, increasing in numbers by the day, are considered a burden anywhere they go and generally rejected by other countries.

The recent misery and plight of the Rohingya Muslims begging in vain for a drop of water and shelter is a prime example of the incapacity of the world to help them.

One by one they were turned away by every country they approached.

Read More: Rohingya Migrants: Out At Sea, No Place To Go, No One Wants Them

Finally, showing some mercy, Indonesia and Malaysia took pity on them.

Not all are so lucky.

Amazingly the United Nations, United States of America, the oil-rich Gulf States, all are unable to help them.

More amazingly, it's Gambia, a country where almost a third of the population lives below the international poverty line, that has offered to help and give shelter to all Rohingya refugees.