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Enter the Room: Experience the trauma of war through augmented reality
War is back in cities and civilians are in the middle of it all. In 2017, ICRC released I saw my city die, a in-depth report looking at the devastating impacts of today's urbanizing battlefield. With Enter the Room, ICRC is using the latest in augmented reality tech to provide an even more intimate sense of what it actually feels like when war comes to your doorstep. Watch a preview below and download the app (for iPhones only) here.
In Conversation With Sports and Inclusion Advisor for the ICRC Jess Markt
In this edition of our “In Conversation” video series, Intercross Editor Niki Clark speaks with Jess Markt, ICRC's Sport and Inclusion Advisor. Injured following a spinal cord accident at age 19, Markt teamed up with the ICRC in 2011 to bring one of America's best loved-sports, basketball, to wheelchair-bound men and women in Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, South Sudan and elsewhere. In the process, these players, whose once primary identity was 'disabled', now see themselves as 'athletes' first. In this interview, Markt talks about his new position, the role sport plays in helping the disabled recover both physically and emotionally and how sport is bringing joy to countries like Afghanistan after decades of conflict.