Decades of rural flight have resulted in a rise in city dwellers. This situation increases urban poverty and contributes to the creation of ghettos and shantytowns. Consequently, a large number of people around the world live in a state of extreme poverty. In towns it is increasingly common to see children who beg on streets filled with indifferent, unseeing passers-by. Faced with the anguish of the most destitute, is it not time to ask ourselves if we have lost all feelings of solidarity and have become completely insensitive towards the suffering of others.