Top 10 Problems in the World Today


“I have a huge problem.”

I can relate to this sentence. It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t uttered this sentence once in his life. Everybody has problems. Everybody worries about it. But have we ever thought about every people in the world? Have we ever had noted what problems our world faces today? Have you ever asked people around you “what do you think is the biggest problem in the world today?” Well, if you do, you certainly are going to get a lot of different answers.

We might be loaded with technology. But with the advancement in our lifestyle, we now have to face many issues. There are a whole lot of things that bothers a whole of population in the world today. Yes, we should think about solving the problems. But to solve a problem, we first need to identify and understand it. In order to make our earth a better place to live for our children and our children’s children, we need to know what problems our world faces and how we can solve them.

Scroll through the top 10 problems that out world is facing today.

10. War and terrorism

war and terrorism- problems in the world todayWar is so common in the world today, and especially in the third world countries. Many countries in the world are engulfed by war. Civil war, ethnic war, cold war, identity wars have been the cause of ruining human civilizations. First and second world wars, ethnic war in Sri Lanka, Vietnam War etc are some of the examples of wars that have made damages the world is still recovering from. No one has forgotten 9/11. People still live in fear and terror in most of the Islamic countries. Freedom has been ditched and murdered by terrorism all over the world. Terrorism could make it impossible to imagine any free society. Our next generation might end up growing up surrounded by nuclear weapons, terrorism and human genocide. Who knows war could be the next 2012- the end of the world?

9. Obesity

obesity- problems in the world todayHave you watched yourself in the mirror and discovered that you don’t even fit in it? Have you been lazier than you were a year ago? Do you need to try hard fitting into your old cloths? Obese alert! You might soon be fat, NOT chubby- fat. There could be various reasons. Sitting in front of television and computer all day long could be one. Other reason that plays a vital role could be fast foods. Do you dislike eating healthy homemade food? Do you jump in joy when you get to have fast foods? Instead of playing outdoors, our children today spend the whole time inside with TV, computers and video games.

Obesity not just makes you diseased and fat, it also has social effects in a person’s life. Low self esteem, frustration, depression etc are the results of obesity. It also causes diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. So, maybe we should now jump from fast foods to homemade healthy food. We should teach our children to go play outside more often.

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8. Drinking water

pure drinking water- problems in the world todayWe all have been thirsty. We know what it feels like. Have you ever thought of a situation where you want to drink water so bad but cannot find any around you? Yes. That is the problem faced by the world today. According to a recent research, 1.4 million children die each year due to lack of enough supply of drinking water. A large part of the world’s population lives without the access to clean drinking water.

Women in many places in the world need to travel hours to fetch water. Deforestation, global warming and population growth are causing to dry the water sources. If the problem of lack of access to clean drinking water is solved, many other related problems can be solved.

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Garima Chaulagain is a learner of photography and is currently doing her Bachelor in Media Studies from Kathmandu University. She loves to write and explore. Cooking is another thing that interests her.

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