How do disasters and wars change people's lives?

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How do disasters and wars change people's lives?




First, if humans can avoid disasters or recover from their effects, a bright future awaits us, and there will be wonderful discoveries and developments, but if the disaster occurs, it will leave permanent and irreparable damage. For example, the war in Afghanistan, in your opinion, is it possible to fix what happened in it?


In order to realize the extent of the impact of disasters on humans, we will give an example of the war in Afghanistan, and imagine, in the worst case scenario, that children, women, old men and men were killed in it while they were civilians, not a call for this war, but rather they are victims



But the lives of the survivors will be affected immediately, because they will suffer from seeing the dead before their eyes, and sleep will not come to their minds, all of this is caused by the war on humans of destruction, disagreements, sadness and pain. Other than war, there are other disasters that the world will face in the wake of the disaster, including the depletion of fossil fuels and other energy sources due to the effects of industrial pollutants on the environment. As for my point of view, planning for future disasters may seem vague to the extent that we are unable to imagine and comprehend it, but it helps us to realize the consequences of our actions and actions and the challenges and dangers they pose to future generations who will live in this world. As for my question, how do disasters and wars change people's lives?

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  • Ditton Logo unparalleled_contribution | Ditton Primary School | United Kingdom
    17 Nov 2021

    Wars can change people's lives by losing loves ones, getting hurt themselves or just the fact that they have had to deal with it all. I don't think wars should be happening in the first place as it could lead to changing people's lives(forever). The question "is it possible to fix" yes and no, this is because some people could be that worried about it they won't want to go out or even do something the average person does. Yes because if people can get to a safer place and they do want to go somewhere I believe that they can.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      unparalleled_contribution's comment 17 Nov 2021

      Have you read about any groups of people who have had to flee their country because of war?

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      1. British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 30 Nov 2021

        I did not read or write about immigrants, but I know that their rights and freedom were taken from them, and they were displaced from their homes and homelands. His rights to live like other people and to live freely without rules until they live independently in their own lives and until they have children who immortalize their names and the names of their families.

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  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Nov 2021

    How does war change people's lives?
    Not only the old or the young have witnessed wars, there are children. Do you know what it means for a child to witness a war?
    Fear is so deeply rooted in his heart that he may experience difficulties in the way he lives his life What is the fault of children for witnessing wars at their age?
    Some children look at the rest of the children of the world and wonder silently why they play, live in safety and exercise their rights freely, while we, the children in this country, have witnessed the worst and most terrible scenes of these wars...
    Even young people, women and men also feel the pain that they do not have the safety and freedom of other liberated peoples...
    Will we be like this for the rest of our lives?
    Our hope will not be fulfilled in a stable world without wars and without fear??!

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  • British Council.jpg sensible_ant | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Nov 2021

    Because many people do not focus on the direct damages of disasters, such as the number of victims

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  • British Council.jpg sensible_ant | Rafah Prep (B) Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Nov 2021

    Because many people focus on the direct damages of disasters, such as the number of victims

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  • British Council.jpg giving_ant | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Nov 2021

    peoples life?
    Millions of people are affected every year by natural disasters such as wars and man-made disasters. ... in the event of a disaster, you face the risk of death or bodily injury. You may also lose your home, possessions, and community. These stresses put you at risk of developing psychological and physical problems
    There is a question I want to ask: Can we solve these disasters and how can we solve them?

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  • British Council.jpg fiery_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Nov 2021

    War changes a lot of people’s lives, some of them lose their families, children, loved ones and neighbors, some of them lose their homes and lands and many other things. Children enter stages of severe depression, and as for disasters, they have great and many effects, for example (floods affect homes and public places, and volcanoes are It affects the society a lot because it burns people and their homes) it affects the state’s economy and it is natural that it affects the members of the society and their standard of living changes as well as in wars the place of residence and their living conditions change. We hope to God that natural disasters do not occur and that people avoid wars.

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      fiery_moon's comment 18 Nov 2021

      Thanks for your insightful comment fiery_moon! You say that disasters affect the states economy. Can you please explain what you mean by that?

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      1. British Council.jpg fiery_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Emma @ KPMG's comment 20 Nov 2021

        When disasters and wars occur: First, the agricultural aspect is affected, where farms are affected and materials are polluted, so agricultural production is reduced. It is possible that farmers may be wounded and killed, and agricultural production is destroyed, as well as industrial production is affected. When industrial production is affected, commercial production is affected, and the result is the destruction of the country’s economy, as well as countries in which wars and disasters abound. Naturally, there are not many investment projects from neighboring countries, or even their indigenous peoples prefer to invest in countries that are safer than their countries where disasters abound.

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  • British Council.jpg exuberant_keyboard | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Nov 2021

    Wars and disasters have significant negative effects on humans:
    The main bad consequence is the large number of murderers and victim who usually are innocent victims. Also, wars cause mass destruction and damages which force population to displace and leave thier homes to search for a safe place. In addition, one of the bad effects is increasing the poverty rate and unemployment in the targeted society.
    Moreover, wars have negative effects on agricultural spaces as they destruct large areas of crops and consequently causing shortage of crops and conflicts over them between individuals, which leads to food insecurity and famines.
    With regards to the psychological effects of wars on the human being, it is worth to mention the psychological shocks and trauma of children and other people when they see the destruction that has occurred in their homes and for their families.
    The gases emitted from wars are toxic and harmful to human health and natural resources in the country so this resulted in water and air pollution.
    Also, the natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes cause large damage for the human being, but this disasters are out of our control as they are naturally caused while wars are caused by humans to harm other humans.
    My wish is to have a peaceful world in which all nations are fairly satisfied without any conflict.
    My question is what measures and actions can we do to reduce the effects of wars and disasters on human and environment?

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_message | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Nov 2021

    Fun part is , We always think about recovery of losses . but we often forget that" Prevention is better than cure". if we just take enough preventive measures , we will be able to stop both disaster and war.

    for example we can stop war by creating mutual understanding and brotherhood between all people of earth and changing their mind towards positives .

    also same case for disasters . We can stop both natural and manmade disasters by following environment saving protocols( more precisely : by planting tree) .

    Though we will never be able to stop them completely but still these will have a huge effect incase of stopping wars and minimizing losses of Disasters.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      blissful_message's comment 18 Nov 2021

      Do you have any suggestions for how people could "create a mutual understanding and brotherhood between all people of Earth"? This sounds like a nice idea!

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Nov 2021

    I believe that war changes people's lives as it changes their behaviour, their way of thinking, their way of life, their way of living and perhaps our feelings towards others.

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    1. Ericka Shin.jpg EXPERT: Ericka @ The Economist
      appreciative_pear's comment 20 Nov 2021

      Thanks for your comment, appreciative_pear. You mention that war could perhaps change people's feelings towards others. Can you say more about that? Why is that important?

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      1. British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Ericka @ The Economist's comment 29 Nov 2021

        Emotion and reason are two main pillars in building a person, and they have the primary role in influencing human behavior and his actions, whether good or bad, so they are present in situations and participate in influencing them with the presence of conflict between them at times.
        What a person experiences as trauma is related to self-awareness. For example: It can be shocking to a child when he thinks that his parents died as a result of a collapsed house in a war.
        After a bad, painful, frightening and life-threatening experience that falls outside the realm of 'normal' human experiences.

        Associated with feelings of weakness, resignation and lack of control.

        Especially children after witnessing a war, they will feel anxious when anyone talks to them, because the brain has suffered a lot of shocks and panic in wartime.
        The sights and sounds will keep haunting him in his nightmares, and his brain will keep working on reminding him of bad war situations.

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      2. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Ericka @ The Economist's comment 02 Dec 2021

        Well, I will say more about how wars and disasters change our feelings, that war changes our feelings, and those affected by war carry feelings of revenge for those who lost them by taking revenge, and a state of unwillingness to forgive and forget what the war brought, and as they say, hatred rusts hearts.

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Dec 2021

    Perhaps everything around us realizes the amount of change that wars and disasters cause on people’s lives. Our minds, eyes, and senses have realized the magnitude of the great change. Wars and disasters are very dangerous to people’s lives and have a direct impact such as flight, famine and the number of victims.. However, we lose sight of the changes that affect people. The long-term! Countries, human beings, international institutions and the whole world must confront such disasters and put the response to wars and disasters at the forefront of its priorities, as they are the biggest and strongest influence on people’s lives, as victims abound, countries collapse, migration and displacement, and leaving the country to the hands of the greedy. Poverty, hunger and the resulting environmental changes, weak infrastructure, children’s armament, psychological destruction for victims of wars and disasters and their long-term impact, insecurity and civilizational backwardness that accompanies wars and disasters. We must find solutions, alternatives, and safety measures before disaster strikes.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      aware_painting's comment 02 Dec 2021

      Could you suggest a solution for any of the problems you mentioned, aware_painting?

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  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Dec 2021

    Hunger and poverty are among the most difficult problems that may be the need for food and money, which is the goal that people seek and leave development goals that advance the country. Food must be provided first and then support the country’s economy in all its aspects by establishing industrial and economic projects that seek to employ manpower and thus there will be income that achieves food stability and advancement of the country

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