EMERGENCY, an independent international organization, was funded in Milan (Italy) in 1994. It provides free medical and surgical care to victims of war, landmines and poverty.
Gino Strada, a war surgeon and one of the co-founders of EMERGENCY, wrote this book to talk about victims of war, especially children. Green parrots are anti-personnel mines. These mines are designed to look like toys with devastating consequences. The book is about Gino Strada’s memories.
He won the international Viareggio-Versilia prize in 1999.