A Sneak Peek Into The Life Of The World's 5 Most Renowned Humanitarians
Nowadays, there are not many people who think selflessly about their fellow beings. The world is filled with 7.5 billion people, yet the people believing in humanity seize to exist. There are people who are financially, emotionally and socially stable yet they turn their faces away from the people who need them.
Here Is A List Of The Most Renowned Humanitarians Of The World:
1. Mother Teresa:
Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic nun, served the people selflessly from 1979 to 1997. She was born in 1910 and passed away at the age of 87 years. Loss of Mother Teresa is one of the greatest losses of mankind. At the age of 18, she went to Ireland to be trained to be a nun. Just after a few months of training, she traveled to India where “Missionaries of Charity” was founded. In 1952, she opened a home for the dying. She devoted her whole life for the poor and the people abandoned by their families. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
2. Princess Diana:
Princess of Wales, Lady Diana was considered a daughter of Mother Teresa. She was born in 1961 in an aristocratic family. Not only is she renowned for her beauty and glamor but also for all the charity work she carried out in her brief lifetime. At the age of 20, she got married to Prince Charles. She had two kids but her marriage broke in 1992. She is one of the few celebrities to be photographed with an AID’s victim. She was also involved in the campaign for banning landmines.
3. Nelson Mandela:
He is one of the greatest men born in the history of mankind. He worked tirelessly for the cause of fairness amongst the races in South Africa for which he was imprisoned for twenty-seven long years. These 27 years could not hold him back, and he, from a prisoner, later became the President of South Africa. His efforts lead to the freedom of South Africa. Many people call him “Black Jesus”.
4. Angelina Jolie:
The outstanding actress, director, Angelina Jolie, is one of the greatest humanitarians of the world. She has worked very hard for the refugees all around the world. She is also an active member of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). She donates one-third of her earning to charity. For the refugee cause, she has traveled to Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Darfur. She has six kids. She is also very active in the welfare of children, such as education. Jolie Legal Fellowship was founded in 2012 in which lawyers are sponsored to fight for human rights in developing countries.
5. Martin Luther King:
Martin Luther King was the most influential civil activist known in the history of the United States of America. It was his efforts that lead to awareness among the people of America about racial inequalities. This struggle resulted in many political changes as well.
Other pioneers of humanity are; Mahatma Gandhi, Oprah Winfrey, Desmond Tutu and many more! It is the result of these legends that has kept humanity alive over the past decades.