How can I help people in other countries?

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Last Updated: 01/30/2018 at 1:42pm
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Top Rated Answers
auditrice
September 11th, 2015 1:08am
By joining 7 cups of tea is the most easiest way but beyond that it depends on your resources and how far you can take it.
VicTorii
September 12th, 2015 6:19pm
You can help them by supporting them online and assist them through their growth path, as well as suggesting appropriate sites and resources to their problems in order to help them :)
Anonymous
September 13th, 2015 12:36am
By volunteering into the peace corps, you can be of the most direct help to people in need (Africa, etc)
Anonymous
September 17th, 2015 4:50am
It depends on how you want to help and who you're helping. For friends - stay in touch. Send them actual paper letters, which people value more than you know. Make time to chat through online resources. For charity work - Hefier International, Doctors Without Borders, and Amnesty International are all great organisations. Alternatively, become trained as a listener on 7 Cups, where we help people from all over the world
Mares1984
September 18th, 2015 2:00am
I think we are all interconnected no matter what race or where we are from. We are all human, all unique creative beings. Being from a different country doesn't differentiate our emotions.
charmingHeart
September 19th, 2015 2:13pm
usually, support them by phone, chat, email, social media video call, whatever as possible as i can
RationalBunny1624
September 23rd, 2015 3:30am
Look up resources in their country to refer them to in order to get help outside of here, for example, crisis hotlines or shelters.
Anonymous
September 23rd, 2015 12:49pm
Understand their culture, read up on it, learn some of their language to make them feel more at home, that kind of thing.
Live2laugh4others
September 24th, 2015 1:26am
volunteering abroad is an excellent way to help a community overseas, yourself, and the entire world
HattieMae
September 24th, 2015 4:00pm
One thing that I always found was a great way to help other people out (that were near my age) was to try and become pen-pals with someone over seas. Even though you're not volunteering or giving them money, the sheer interaction with someone from another country is a gift unto itself. Teens/Adults all experience similar problems no matter which country you live in and authentic advice can be very helpful .
Anonymous
September 25th, 2015 3:19pm
Be as helpful as you can be, if you don't understand what they are getting at ask them if they could explain it and explain yourself that you are from a different country so you are both on the same page :)
Anonymous
September 26th, 2015 10:04am
Helping comes in many ways that we know and we don't , not only being there for someone and for example support them to study when they don't understand something or give an old man a hand to cross the street can be counted as a real help , helping can come with only one honest word that relieves someone , one word that might change them and therefore help them , one good quote that ensues on their issue can help them , so no matter what, If we meant it or not we can help people with just listening to them and giving them one caring word , cause help is a limitless word to work with , a relieving word to suggest , and a fear lubricant after giving its affect .
Anonymous
September 27th, 2015 1:52am
I can help them the same way I would help someone in the country I live in. If they speak another language then google translate
Anonymous
September 27th, 2015 9:01pm
Maybe you could donate to a organization that helps people or others things in other countries.
Anonymous
September 30th, 2015 2:35am
You can volunteer online and go from there. Whatever is available. Maybe see what this site is about ----->>>> http://www.unitedplanet.org/ but if you can't travel then probably somehow find a way to ship food supplies. Get involved with a charity. It's Good News hearing you want to help.
furiouslove17
October 21st, 2015 9:51pm
Support is always important! No matter where on Earth you are, you can always support those in need (even if it is 3 am) and 7 cups of tea is the best way to do so.
NorEdin
October 22nd, 2015 10:19am
To help people in other countries is difficult, not only because of the distance or language difference, but for different religions and cultures. Normal thing in this country probably is a big problem in another country for this Almstmaa must be familiar with the largest number of the world's cultures and customs and how to treat them
Kutless
October 22nd, 2015 4:08pm
Listen to them! Treat them the same way that you would if they lived next door to you. I always try to treat everyone the same. It really helps the environment here! :)
TaylorW
October 23rd, 2015 4:03am
i can help people in other countries by donating money and or by listening to them and volunteering my time
Anonymous
October 23rd, 2015 11:54am
to know about their culture. its help to understand them. so we can help them rather becoming judgmental
Anonymous
October 23rd, 2015 10:35pm
Talk through stuff with them... Talking is one of the best cures, if you don't know how to help them... Ask people on here in sure people will Listen
Wenaria
October 24th, 2015 12:03pm
In discussing . I learned English in order to travel . but the language also allows me to talk to people from other countries .
ButterflyOverTime
October 24th, 2015 10:18pm
Listening to them and navigating with questioning through problem-resolving-process. Maybe even giving good advice .
Anonymous
October 25th, 2015 3:07am
Try donating to over-seas charities that would help people in other countries! Thank you for trying to help other people!
zaix
October 25th, 2015 3:43am
You can do that right here on 7cups, or you can send things over to other countries, like care packages, things like that.
Badih
October 25th, 2015 7:15pm
You can start with reaching out to them. Today, our world is as globalized as ever and communication overseas has never been easier. If there's a will, there sure is a way!
Spiderman93
October 28th, 2015 1:53am
being a listener here is one way to help. another may be to see what kind of things their country is in need of, and organize a "drive" to help them get what is needed. it really just depends on what you are wanting to do.
bubblingShiny80
October 28th, 2015 7:45am
by understanding the different cultures that they grew up in, I can use the knowledge gained to adjust my conversations to suit each person
DontHugMeIAmScared
October 28th, 2015 7:11pm
English is kind of a global language, for example, i'm Brazilian and still help people from allover the world here. I think that our group needs more foreigners like me, so that we can communicate better with members in their own langues :p
Anonymous
October 28th, 2015 9:45pm
To help people in other countries it is important to be aware of their culture. What may seem unacceptable in our own culture may not be unacceptable in theirs. It is very important to be respectful and really listen to what they are saying and constantly ask for clarification if you are unsure. It is helpful to remember that no matter what their culture, religion or personal beliefs, people are hurting and reaching out to be lifted up and listened to., that is how we can help. :-)