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#CeasefireNow: Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel

#CeasefireNow: Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel

Please sign the petition organised by more than 370 organisation worldwide that demand to cease fire in Gaza Strip and Israel:

SIGN HERE Petition online #ceasefire:

#CeasefireNow: Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel to Prevent a Humanitarian Catastrophe and Further Loss of Innocent Lives

We have witnessed unfathomable death and destruction in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Thousands of people have been killed, injured, displaced, and nearly two hundred remain held hostage, including children and elderly.

In Gaza, the UN has said that water, food, fuel, medical supplies, and even body bags, are running out due to the siege. The UN warned that people – particularly young children – will soon start dying of severe dehydration. Neighbourhoods have been destroyed and turned into complete rubble. Palestinians in search of safety have nowhere to go. Many of those who relocated from northern Gaza to the south after the relocation order by the Israeli army were reportedly bombed as they attempted to flee or once they arrived in southern Gaza.  

The events of the last week have led us to the precipice of a humanitarian catastrophe and the world can no longer wait to act. It is our collective responsibility.

On Sunday, October 15th, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator to the Occupied Palestinian Territory appealed to all parties to the conflict, and to Member States with influence, to urgently agree to a humanitarian ceasefire.

Today, we put our voices together and call on all Heads of State, the UN Security Council, and actors on the ground, to prioritize the preservation of human life above all else. During this ceasefire, we call on all parties to unconditionally:

1. Facilitate the delivery of lifesaving assistance, including food, medical supplies, fuel, and the resumption of electricity and internet to Gaza, in addition to safe passage of humanitarian and medical staff  

2. Free all civilian hostages, especially children and elderly

3. Allow humanitarian convoys to reach UN facilities, schools, hospitals, and health facilities in northern Gaza and commit to protecting them along with the civilians and staff inside them at all times

4. Rescind orders by the Government of Israel for civilians to depart northern Gaza

5. Allow patients in critical condition to be medically evacuated for urgent care

The UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General and all world leaders with influence must take immediate action to ensure a ceasefire comes into effect. It remains our only option to avert further loss of civilian life and humanitarian catastrophe. Anything less will forever be a stain on our collective conscience.

Civilians are not bargaining chips. Families need a chance to bury and mourn their dead. The cycle of violence against innocent civilians needs to stop.


1. BELaady Organization for Human Rights
2. 11.11.11
3. 38 Degrees
4. 50:50 NI
5. ABCD Bethlehem
6. Abductees Mothers Association
7. Academic Foundation for Peace-Conflict Studies
8. ACAT France
10. Action Corps
11. Action For Humanity
12. ActionAid International
13. Africa4Palestine
14. Africans Rising
15. Afro-Middle East Centre
16. Agaji Global Unity Foundation, Nigeria
17. Agriculture Developmrnt Associations PARC
18. Ajyal Foundation for Education
19. Al Basma Club for the Disabled
20. Al-Nidal Association for Human Rights
21. Alliance Internationale -AIDL
22. Alquds center for Political Studies
23. American Friends Service Committee
24. Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action)
25. Americares
26. Amis de Sabeel France
27. Amos Trust
28. Anera
29. AOI
30. Arab foundation for civil society and human rights
31. Arab NGO Network for Development
32. Armadilla Scs
33. ARSIS Association for the Social Support of Youth
34. Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz
35. Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE)-Philippines
36. Asociación Otra Escuela
37. Association Ifriqiya
38. Association of War Affected Women
40. Avaaz
41. Baptist Union of Wales
42. Basmeh & Zeitooneh for Relief and Development
43. Belgian Academics and Artists for Palestine
44. bina
45. Bond, the UK network for INGOs
46. Broederlijk Delen
47. Bytes For All, Pakistan
48. Caesar Families Association
50. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
51. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)
53. Care International
54. Carolina Peace Center
55. CCFD-Terre Solidaire
56. Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
57. Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
58. Center for Human Rights in Iran
59. Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
60. Central Asian Network on Statelessness
61. Centre for human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED)
62. Centre for Peace Research and Advocacy -CPRA
64. cfd - The feminist Peace Organisation
65. Change Horizons Forum
66. ChildFund Alliance
67. Christian Aid
68. Christian Aid Ireland
69. Church and Peace - Ecumenical peace church network in Europe
70. Church World Service
71. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)
73. CISP
75. City of Sanctuary Sheffield
77. CNCD-11.11.11
78. Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Asia Pacific
79. Coexist Community kitchen CIC
80. Committee to Protect Journalists
81. COPE Cooperazione Paesi Emergenti
83. Cotidiana Mujer AFM
84. Council for Arab-British Understanding
85. Council on American-Islamic Relations
86. Counterpoints Arts
87. CRIC - Centro Regionale d`Intervento per la Cooperazione ETS
88. Culturel Center Beethoven Bettounssi
89. DanChurchAid
90. DanChurchAid
91. Danish Refugee Council
92. Daraj Media
93. DC Peace Team
94. Défense des Enfants International - Belgique
95. Defense Foundation for Rights and Freedom
96. Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights
97. Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN)
98. Democracy School
99. Denis Hurley Peace Institute
100. Diakonia
101. Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality
102. Dóchas
103. docP - BDS Netherlands
104. Economistas sin Fronteras
105. EducAid
106. Educo Member of ChildFund Alliance
108. Embrace the Middle East
109. English for Action (EFA) London
110. Entraide & Fraternité
111. Episcopal Relief & Development
112. Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace)
113. Eşit Haklar İçin İzleme Derneği
114. Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor
115. European Alternatives
116. European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
117. European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)
118. European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine - ECCP
119. European Network on Statelessness
120. Fédération Internationale pour les droits humains (FIDH)
121. Feminist Task Force
122. Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid
123. Fields of Peace
124. Foro Ciudadano Relaciones Celac-UE
125. Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)
126. France Palestine Mental Health Network
127. Friends Committee on National Legislation
128. Friends of Nablus and Surrounding areas (FONSA)
129. Fundación Cultura de Paz
130. Fundación ISCOD - Sindicalistas sin fronteras
132. Futuro en Común
133. Gandhi Development Trust Phoenix Settlement Trust
134. Gender Action for Peace and Security
135. Gender Advisory Team
136. Genera: Red de mujeres feministas por la equidad de género en el desarrollo
137. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
138. Global Communities
139. Global Health Italian Network
140. Global Justice Center
141. Global Justice Now
142. Global Link
143. Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)
144. Global Rights
145. Global Witness
146. GPPAC Pacific-Pacific Women Mediators Network
147. Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
148. Haliéus
149. Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
150. Hawai`i Institute for Human Rights
151. Health Justice Initiative (HJI) South Africa
152. Health Poverty Action
153. HEKS/EPER – Swiss Church Aid
154. Helen Suzman Foundation
155. HelpAge Interational
156. HIAS
157. Human Life Foundation for Development and Relief
158. Human Rights & Democracy Media Center ‎‏“‏SHAMS‏"‏
159. Human Rights Sentinel
160. Humans for Rights Network
161. Husna Foundation
162. ICNA
163. ICNA Council for Social Justice
164. ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ)
165. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
166. IM Swedish Development Partner
167. Ina autra senda - Swiss Friends of Combatants for Peace
169. Innovation for Change - Middle East and North Africa
170. Innovation for Change South Asia
171. Institute for Policy Studies - New Internationalism Project
172. Institute for Security Studies
173. Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
174. International Federation for Human Rights
175. International Press Institute
176. International Rescue Committee
178. IPMHN Ireland Palestine Mental Health Network
179. Iraqi Women Network
180. Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
181. Islamic Center of Boca Raton
182. Islamic Center of Detroit
183. Islamic Center of Yorba Linda
184. Islamic Relief
185. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
186. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK- UK
187. Israelisches Komitee gegen Hauszerstörungen (ICAHD) Germany
188. Japan international Volunteer Center(JVC)
189. Jewish Network for Palestine
190. Jewish Voice for Democracy and Justice in Israel/Palestine jvjp, Switzerland
191. Jewish Voice for Peace Albuquerque
192. Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council
193. Jews against the Occupation Sydney
194. Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
195. Jusoor Center for Studies and Development
196. Kairos Palestine
197. Kairos Palestine Sweden
198. Kairos Sabeel Netherlands
199. Kenya Human Rights Commission
200. KURVE Wustrow - Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action e.V.
201. La Coordinadora de ONGD -España
202. Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights
203. Lebanese Union for persons with physical disability/Arab forum for the rights of persons with disabilities
204. Liberian Energy Network
205. Ligue Algérienne de Défense des Droits de l`Homme - LADDH
206. Lutheran World Federation
207. MADRE
208. Marib Girls Foundation
209. Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
210. Medact
211. Médecins du Monde International Network
212. Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
213. Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
214. medico international
215. medico international schweiz
216. MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
217. Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
218. Mercy Corps
219. Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
220. Middle East and North Africa Partnership for Preventing of Armed Conflict - MENAPPAC
221. Middle East Children`s Alliance
222. Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND)
223. Migrant Roots Media
224. Min Haqi Foundation to empower women politically and economically
225. Misereor
226. Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Centre (Australian Province)
227. Mouvement Social
228. Musaala Organization for Human Rights
229. Muslim Aid
230. Muslim Legal Fund of America
231. Mwatana for Human Rights
232. Naseef Muallem
233. National Cancer Control Foundatin - Yemen
234. Nationality For All
235. Network of the independent Commission for Human rights in North Africa CIDH AFRICA
237. NGOs Platform of Saida - Tajamoh
238. Nobel Women’s Initiative
239. Nonviolence Network in the Arab Countries
240. Nonviolent Peaceforce
241. Nophotozone
242. North American Imams Fellow
243. North West Migrants Forum
244. Northern Friends Peace Board
245. Norwegian Church Aid
246. Norwegian Refugee Council
247. OMCT Tunisia
248. Outright International
249. Oxfam
250. Palestinian Human Rights Organisation "PHRO"
252. PAX
253. Pax Christi Australia
254. Pax Christi International
255. Pax Christi Pilipinas
256. Pax Christi USA
257. Peace and freedom ORG.( PFO)
258. Peace Boat
259. Peace Committee, 15th St. Friends Meeting, NYC
260. Peace Direct
261. Peace Organization for Peaceful Coexistence
262. Peace Watch Switzerland
263. Peace Winds Japan
264. Peacemaker Trust
265. Permanent Peace Movement
266. Piattaforma OSC italiane in Medio Oriente e Mediterraneo
267. Plan International USA
268. Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine
270. Première Urgence Internationale
271. Project on Middle East Democracy
272. Protection Approaches
273. PVE for Peace
274. PVE Works
275. Quakers in Britain
276. Rainbow Refugees NI
277. Rebuilding Alliance
278. Reclaim The Sea
279. Red Dot Foundation Global
280. RefuAid
281. Refugee Support Group
282. ReThinking Foreign Policy
283. Revista La Mar de Onuba
284. Right to Movement Palestine
285. Rights Realization Centre
286. Romanian Peace Institute - PATRIR
287. Roshanka
288. Sabeel
289. Sabeel Kairos Norway
290. Sabeel-Kairos UK
291. Salam for Democracy and Human Rights
292. Salam For Yemen
294. SAM Organization for Rights and Libertie
295. Sanad alBasra Organization for Human Rights
296. Save the Children
297. SB Overseas Soutien Belge
298. Schengen Peace Foundation
299. Search for Common Ground
300. Secours Islamique France (SIF)
302. SEEN.TV
303. Seenaryo
304. Sheba Youth Foundation
305. Shining Star educational organization of Afghanistan
306. Shma Koleinu - Alternative Jewish Voices of NZ
307. Social Development Hodeida Girls Foundation
308. Solutions for a Small Planet
309. SOS Children`s Villages Palestine
310. SOS Children`s Villages Netherlands
311. SOS Children`s Villages International
312. Statefree
313. Ster
315. Strategic Dialogue Group
316. Study sky academy
317. SUDS - International association of solidarity and cooperation
318. Syrian American Medical Society
319. Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).
320. Syrians for Truth and Justice
321. Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights
322. Tanzania Community Health Information and Support
323. Terre Des Hommes Foundation Lausanne
324. Terre des Hommes International Federation
325. Terre des Hommes Italia
326. The Center for Mind Body Medicine
327. The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
328. The Episcopal Church
329. The Foundation for Middle East Peace
330. The Khalifa Ihler Institute
331. The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed
332. The Palestinian Return Centre
333. The Pickwell Foundation
334. The United Church of Canada
335. the3million
336. UK-Palestine Mental Health Network
337. UN Association of San Diego
338. UN Youth Association of Romania - Cluj Branch
339. United Against Inhumanity
340. United Nations Association - UK
341. University Network for Human Rights
342. UOSSM International
343. US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)
344. Vento di Terra
345. VIS
346. Viva Salud
348. Vrede vzw
349. War Child Holland
350. War Child Sweden
351. War Child UK
352. War Childhood Museum
353. War on Want
354. We Effect
355. Welfare Association (UK)
356. WESPAC Foundation, Inc.
357. WeWorld - Member of ChildFund Alliance
358. WILPF Spain
359. Womankind Worldwide
360. Women and Gender Institute
361. Women for Peace
362. Women for Women International
363. Women for Women International
364. Women in Black Vienna
365. Women Political Alliance - Kenya
366. Women`s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)
367. Women’s Institute for Leadership Development
368. Women`s International League for Peace and Freedom UK
369. Women`s International Peace Centre
370. Womens Refugee Commission
371. World Federalist Movement/ Institute for Global Policy
372. World Student Christian Federation
373. Worldwide Women`s Forum
374. Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
375. Youth Against Irregular Migration
376. Youth Vision Society
377. Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development (YOVSUD)