It is depressing when we see so much bad news going on around us. Sometimes, it makes me feel low because it seems like too big a problem for one person to fix; sometimes I feel low because I'm one of the "victims" of the situation. Either way, all we can do is take one step at a time, just as we do with our anxiety. Many of the solutions to formerly big problems came from someone who had a small idea and just let it grow (think Red Cross). For folks caught in the crossfire, we use those baby steps, I think, similarly to how early pioneer families did, where slowly, stability gets established, but the former "comforts" of civilization perhaps do not.
It's difficult, and sad, and either way, those of us who care will always have to make sacrifices to try to address these issues.
Love and hugs to you,