Archive for October 11th, 2020


Conflict Theory – In Animals and in Humans

Animals can be interesting models for the study of such complex behaviour
Animals can be interesting models for the study of such complex behaviour | Image from Wall Street International.

Ubi vinci necesse, expedit cedere.


10 October 2020 (Wall Street International)* — This theory mainly consists of the fact that two contenders are both about 50% likely to win a conflict. If this percentage fluctuates too much, on one side or the other, the conflict would be extinguished.

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Q&A: ‘Before the pandemic, refugee mental health was severely overlooked. Now it’s a full-blown crisis’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Tim Gaynor*

UNHCR’s Senior Mental Health Officer Pieter Ventevogel says COVID-19 has been a tipping point for many refugees in distress. But with the crisis comes an opportunity. Español   |  Français

5f7e13dd4A South Sudanese refugee sits outside his shelter in Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement, November 2019. His wife was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in South Sudan in 2012 and she took her own life in exile. © UNHCR/Rocco Nuri


More than 70 Million Migrants Living across International Borders in the Americas, Set to Benefit from New Health Care Help

Washington (IOM)*  – More than 70 million migrants living across international borders in the Region of the Americas are set to benefit from a joint agreement signed on 9 October 2020 by Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

centralamericancaravanThe IOM-PAHO agreement will focus on increasing and scaling-up interventions that address barriers to health care and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on migrant populations. Photo: IOM/Rafael Rodríguez

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Immediate Action Required to Address Needs, Vulnerabilities of 2.75 Million Stranded Migrants

Geneva (IOM)* - Effective international cooperation is urgently needed to address the circumstances of millions of migrants stranded worldwide due to mobility restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration on 9 October 2020 said.

stranded_pic_croppedFarhiya and her eight-month-old son await return assistance to Ethiopia at a reception centre in Bossaso, Somalia, two of the 2.75 million migrants stranded globally due to COVID-19 mobility restrictions. Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed 

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