In the aftermath of a crisis, it is always easy to see how the crisis could have been better handled, and then we put new measures into place. But do these measures set us up to solve the next crisis – the one we don’t yet know about?
War and conflicts
Eighty years have passed since the end of the Finnish Winter War. “The war is my family’s history too,” Soilikki Vettenranta writes in this Viewpoint article.
Heart-breaking images of children in refugee camps in Greece and Syria remind us of how war is driving children to flee their homes. Minors are being sent off to foreign countries. But this also happened in Norway’s neighbouring country of Finland during World War II.
Children’s health declines the longer they live in refugee camps. Many adults are also struggling, with seven out of ten feeling like they have no future.
War veterans who were not personally in life-threatening danger have more psychological problems than those who were injured by gunfire. This finding comes from a study that surveyed veterans after their return from Afghanistan.
Sexual violence in war is attracting more attention thanks to the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. But nothing suggests that the abuse is lessening.
Facebook is an important source of not only genuine, but also fake news. But now a new tool has been developed to expose the fakers.
Children can’t be shielded from all the dreadful news in the media – but we can help them cope with it.