In Conversation with Alberto Cairo, Head of ICRC's Rehabilitation Program in Afghanistan

In this edition of our “In Conversation” video series, Intercross Editor Niki Clark speaks with Alberto Cairo, head of the ICRC's Rehabilitation Program in Afghanistan. Twenty-seven years ago, Alberto arrived in Afghanistan for his first ICRC mission. He never left. Instead, he has dedicated his life to helping the disabled dealing with the consequences of nearly 40 years of conflict. He and his team have taught nearly 150,000 people to walk again and through positive discrimination schemes--90 percent of those employed at the orthopaedic center are disabled themselves--has helped return a sense of dignity and pride to those he serves. In this interview, Alberto speaks about what gives him hope, how a "crazy American" changed his perception of play and the lifetime of lessons he has learned from the disabled. 

People on War 2016: A Snapshot of Public Opinion

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) commissioned WIN/Gallup to carry out a global survey on public attitudes towards war and the rules of war, including 17,000 people from 16 countries.  Survey participants were living in countries in conflict, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as powerful countries fighting wars, like the United States and Russia.  They were asked questions on a variety of issues such as the protection of civilians, attacks against hospitals, treatments of detainees and the role of the international community in ensuring respect for the rules of war. To follow up, Intercross went on the streets of Washington, D.C. to ask people what they think. Check out the full results as well as more about the survey, launch events and media here.