Moving to a high-risk country? Read this first

UK newspaper The Independent has highlighted the top 10 worst places in the world to live in, the least jolly part of the EIU’s Global Liveability Ranking 2015 announced recently:

They won’t be terrible for everyone, of course; much depends on one’s individual context. But if you do find yourself considering a move to an unstable environment (with dangers like social unrest, civil crime or even terrorism), or if you’re an employer assigning staff to a difficult location, you might want to first read the words of Stephen Haynes, Head of Wellbeing at the British Council.

Over a series of posts on LinkedIn, he talks about how organisations can better understand and manage the wellbeing of staff posted to “fragile and high risk locations” – locations like Damascus and Tripoli cited in the EIU report: