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People in need have little hope of getting the help they desperately need

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When the year 2000 rolled around and no planes were falling from the sky, the future looked bright. UNESCO spoke of a new “culture of peace”. Writer Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history when liberal democracy would defeat autocracy. And the guys from Silicon Valley promised a new era of globally connected communities.

Oh, it doesn’t look that rosy. Barely 22 years into the new century, we have weathered successive waves of adversity – the global financial crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and the grievous losses it has caused, and now the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the threat of war spilling over to other European countries. The old certainties, the feeling that God is in his heaven and that everything is fine with the world is now finally shaken.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/people-in-distress-have-little-hope-of-receiving-the-help-they-desperately-need-41491065.html People in need have little hope of getting the help they desperately need

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