What can we do? Apparently, nothing. From our living rooms, watching our TV's, it's seems like an ocean away. Directly opposite to that, no, it's not. It's right within our grasp. We can do something about it.
For starters, we can always sign that petition; we can always write letters to our representatives in central governments; we can always donate to good causes; we can help by raising awareness to human rights. ALL human rights.
We can learn to see through the smokescreens insidiously wedged between ourselves and life's events. There is a world of possibilities, a world of potentialities. What we need is that initial kickstart to get things from mind to matter.
It's hightly hoped that by bettering ourselves, we will be able to better the world. Put right things that are wrong and eliminate wrong things that take on a mask of truth. We can do that.
Luckily for us, we now have the Internet which has ushered in The Age of Transformation, an age which has completely transformed our way of thinking. And it can be our ally. Let's use it.
Good luck in your world.