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What can you do as an expat to impact the world?

As expats and global citizens, you can do a lot to benefit wider international communities and make a difference in some of the most challenging global issues that affect people daily.

Expats should use their voice as international, global thinkers to encourage others to end otherwise unnecessary suffering.

At present, several global issues affect business, the economy, and even travel.

Here are Her Expat Life's top ways to help the world!

Donate to Ukraine

As millions flee their home, they leave with nothing, no clothes, personal items, basics like hygiene toiletries even children left with no toys.

A severe humanitarian crisis is a total devastation of leaving your home and becoming a displaced world citizen in a war.

Giving to organisations is just one way that expats can help refugees.

1. People in Need provides humanitarian aid to over 200,000 people on the ground. They provide food packages, emergency shelter, safe access to drinking water, hygiene items, and coal for heating for those most in need.

2. The Ukrainian Red Cross does loads of humanitarian work, from aiding refugees to training doctors.

3. The International Medical Corps is on the front lines and prepared to help citizens with emergency health care services and mental health and psychosocial support. The agency also keeps the pandemic top of mind throughout the crisis by prioritising COVID-19 awareness and prevention services to help keep displaced citizens safe from the pandemic.

The Pandemic

The COVID - 19 crisis has seriously impacted the world, communities and families deeply. People have been affected by the death of a loved one mental health issues due to loneliness or losing their job.

As an expat, getting involved with non-for-profits specifically for COVID - 19 helps give back globally and locally.

Invest in a startup!

Emerging markets have opened up innovation initiatives to allow startups to use technology to their advantage to solve some of the world's biggest problems, like alleviating poverty in deprived countries.

Investing in a startup in any way can give them the funds to implement their invention and solve the problem faster. How to find startups? Attending networking events, trade shows and speaking with investors are all ways to figure out which startup says the most to you!

Help with the global climate crisis.

Off the back of COP 26, held in Glasgow last year, it is ever more imperative that we lower our carbon emissions and prevent further damage to the world. As global citizens expats, we can do small things each day like shopping locally, carpooling, cutting down on plastic wherever possible and getting your kids involved too.

Her Expat life is here to help females advance their global lifestyles. Our mission is to create ease, community, opportunity, and empowerment for our client and members.

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