Thoughts of Zika virus might not trouble you much now. An awareness class organized recently but the same saw only a few people coming up to attend the program. However, the news reports are strong that Texas border can face a Zika breakout. The headline was mostly kept till the breakout in South Florida last year; this virus also affected many in the Rip Grande Valley. It is a mosquito-borne virus hence the infection spreads really quick. As the mosquito season is back again, there is a fear of Zika breakout once again. In the valley area, many live in poor condition.

A neighborhood that lacks air conditioning or even windows for that matter will have similar issues.These kinds of settlements reduce the effectiveness of spraying anti-mosquito sprays. There are families who do not have enough money to get rid of the garbage in front of their house. The condition is pretty bad there a lot of families are hence exposed to the risk of Zika. They get transmitted through mosquito bites. Neighborhoods, where the people live near the garbage mosquitoes, are very common. The lack of proper drainage system is also vastly supported by mosquitoes coming up.

Previously the valley reportedly had many dengue cases. This even strengthens the risk of Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes. The specialists say that these poor people are therefore at the maximum chance of getting affected by Zika virus. Once they get affected the treatment is not going to help them much. The worst part is, people are not acutely aware of the Zika Virus. How it spreads, what are the symptoms, etc.. Hence, they are unable to avail any treatments in time. This leads to the worsening of the health condition of the affected person. Government bodies must take some prior action to protect the lives of so many people living in the valley.

The war in Syria marks its seventh year in a row. The suffering sees no end and the UNHCR has warned that Syria is at a crossroads now. There are only hopes in people’s’ hearts about peace in the future. However, we can only see suffering increasing every day of millions and millions of Syrians. It is a shame for the world altogether. It is not just one nation that is under war. The humankind is under threat with all this prevailing condition. We have hit the tragic milestone of seven years of continuous war in Syria. The suffering of people is intense than what all of us could even imagine.

The country needs humanitarian aids for 13.5 million people. Majority people from Syria especially women have taken refuge in the neighboring states. There is a strain on everything from political fallout to economic and social fallout. Civilians get killed every day; families are getting separated, businesses and houses destroyed in the blink of an eye. It is a collective failure that no single person can account for. On the one hand, where there is an increase in the vulnerability, there is a decrease in the funding. Funding from various countries and humanitarian bodies is falling far shorter than what is needed.

To maintain an adequate supply we all need to respond to their enormous needs. Yes, the funding won’t end the suffering, but it is the only one thing we can do to stop the misery and sufferings to some extent. The resources available at the moment are not enough to meet the challenges of the people. There are child and women refugees who can be found in the neighboring states cluttered at places. What is the future nobody knows, but the aid can definitely give them the power to sustain with a little hope!