The ICRC recently commissioned People on War, a global survey on public attitudes towards war. We asked more than 17,000 people from 16 countries questions on a variety of issues, including 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. 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. For the launch of the report on December 5th, ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord traveled to the Washington Delegation from Geneva.
In this edition of our “In Conversation With” video series, Intercross and Online Communications Editor Niki Clark speaks with Mr. Daccord about the results of the survey, why an increasingly connected world is leading to more disconnect and how to foster a shared sense of humanity in challenging times.