On 5 December 2016, we released the findings of the ICRC’s People on War survey that capture global perspectives and attitudes towards war and the rules of war. The responses of over 17,000 people from sixteen countries have thrown up significant results.

In this interesting follow up, the ICRC regional delegation in Washington, D.C. spoke to people from different walks of life about what they think. Watch what they had to say in response to the following questions:

  • Did you know that even wars have limits?
  • Are civilian casualties just an unfortunate part of war?
  • Is it wrong or just a part of war to torture the enemy in order to obtain important information?
  • Have people in places like the U.S. gone numb to the suffering of people caught up in war?
  • How can we foster a shared sense of humanity?


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Also read:

People on War: Perspectives from 16 Countries