In Conversation with Francois Stamm, ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation for the U.S. & Canada

In this edition of our “In Conversation” video series, Intercross Editor Niki Clark speaks with Francois Stamm, ICRC’s Head of Regional Delegation for the U.S. & Canada. As he comes to the end of his time in Washington, Francois talks about how the role of the delegation has changed since 9/11, the evolving face of warfare, the relationship with the US military, challenges facing the humanitarian sector and how his nearly 30 years of experience with the ICRC has shaped him.

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.