Well for crying out loud, help them, of course.
AND do what you can, again- what you can, to help those who you can't see, who are far away, who are indeed in crisis.
It's not either-or, it's both-and.
The way I see it, if the whole Earth is like my body, and the human beings on it are like the cells in my body, I would choose to take care of both the cells in my feet AND the cells in my hands, the cells in my face AND the cells in my heart, the cells in my legs AND the cells in my kidney and liver. I couldn't choose a few cells, perhaps the ones in my eyes, over others, perhaps the ones in my brain.
That's how I see it. We have to take care of all of humanity, all of the planet actually, even the birds and the bees and the hippos. Even the worms and the mice. Because we ARE a part of a larger body called Earth. And if parts of Earth aren't healthy, we are bound to be less healthy.
But I'm just one person. What can I do?
Each of us can do a lot, but not alone. We need each other. We can all do a little. We can all do what we can.
With each inhale, I accept all gifts. With each exhale, I give all that I can.
Holding back hurts. Pushing hurts. But accepting and giving all that we can--- every moment--- this is where LIFE happens.