Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo is the head of the Orthopaedic Program of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan. From 1988 to 1990 he worked in Juba, South Sudan, in a centre for disabled children, and from 1990 he has been in Afghanistan with the ICRC, contributing to developing a programme for disabled persons that provides physical rehabilitation and social reintegration. Its policy of ‘positive discrimination’ that employs and trains only persons with a disability makes it a programme for disabled people run by disabled people.