Call for Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire in Israel-Palestine

More than 300 of NGOs, civil society organizations and opinion leaders from all over the world signed the call

#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.

List of Signatories

Signatories will be added on a rolling basis and updated every 24 hours.
No.Name of OrganisationCountry of Head Office
238 DegreesUnited Kingdom
350:50 NIUnited Kingdom
4ABCD BethlehemUnited Kingdom
5Abductees Mothers AssociationYemen
6ACAT FranceFrance
8Action CorpsUnited States of America
9Action For HumanityUnited Kingdom
10ActionAid InternationalSouth Africa
11Africans RisingAfrica-wide
12Afro-Middle East CentreSouth Africa
13Agriculture Developmrnt Associations PARCPalestine
14Ajyal Foundation for EducationUnited Kingdom
15Al Basma Club for the DisabledPalestine
16Alliance Internationale -AIDLBelgique
17Alquds center for Political StudiesJORDAN
18Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action)United States of America
19AmericaresUnited States of America
20Amos TrustUnited Kingdom
21AneraUnited States of America
23Arab foundation for civil society and human rightsEgypt
24Arab NGO Network for DevelopmentLebanon
25Asamblea de Cooperación por la PazSpain
26Asociación Otra EscuelaSpain
27Association IfriqiyaTunisia
28Association of War Affected WomenSri Lanka
31Baptist Union of WalesUnited Kingdom
32Belgian Academics and Artists for PalestineBelgium
34Bond, the UK network for INGOsUnited Kingdom
35Broederlijk DelenBelgium
36Bytes For All, PakistanPakistan
37Caesar Families AssociationSyria
38CAFODUnited Kingdom
39Cairo Institute for Human Rights StudiesTunisia
40Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)Canada
41CARASUnited Kingdom
42Care InternationalSwitzerland
43Carolina Peace CenterUnited States of America
44CCFD-Terre SolidaireFrance
45Ceasefire Centre for Civilian RightsUnited Kingdom
46Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)The Netherlands
47Center for Human Rights in IranUnited States of America
48Center for Peace Education, Miriam CollegePhilippines
49Centre for human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED)Nigeria
50Centre for Peace Research and Advocacy -CPRAZambia
52cfd – The feminist Peace OrganisationSwitzerland
53Change Horizons ForumYemen
54ChildFund AllianceUnited States of America
55Christian AidUnited Kingdom
56Christian Aid IrelandIRELAND
57Church and Peace – Ecumenical peace church network in EuropeGermany
58Church World ServiceUnited States of America
59Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)United States of America
63City of Sanctuary SheffieldUnited Kingdom
64CIVICUSSouth Africa
66Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Asia PacificPhilippines
67Coexist Community kitchen CICUnited Kingdom
68Committee to Protect JournalistsUnited States of America
69COPE Cooperazione Paesi EmergentiItaly
71Cotidiana Mujer AFMUruguay
72Council for Arab-British UnderstandingUnited Kingdom
73Council on American-Islamic RelationsUnited States of America
74Counterpoints ArtsUnited Kingdom
75CRIC – Centro Regionale d’Intervento per la Cooperazione ETSItaly
76Culturel Center Beethoven BettounssiTunisia
79Danish Refugee CouncilDenmark
80Daraj MediaLebanon
81DC Peace TeamUnited States of America
82Defense Foundation for Rights and FreedomYemen
83Delawareans for Palestinian Human RightsUnited States of America
84Democracy SchoolYemen
85Denis Hurley Peace InstituteSouth Africa
87Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for EqualityFiji
88Educo Member of ChildFund AllianceSPAIN
89EL SPACETunisia
90Embrace the Middle EastUnited Kingdom
91English for Action (EFA) LondonUnited Kingdom
92Entraide & FraternitéBelgium
93Episcopal Relief & DevelopmentUnited States of America
94Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace)Spain
95Euro-Med Human Rights MonitorSwitzerland
96European Centre for the Responsibility to ProtectUnited Kingdom
97European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)United Kingdom
98European Network on StatelessnessUnited Kingdom
99Fédération Internationale pour les droits humains (FIDH)France
100Feminist Task ForceUnited States of America
101Fenix Humanitarian Legal AidGreece
102Foro Ciudadano Relaciones Celac-UEMéxico
103Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)UGANDA
104France Palestine Mental Health NetworkFrance
105Friends Committee on National LegislationUnited States of America
106Friends of Nablus and Surrounding areas (FONSA)United Kingdom
107Fundación Cultura de PazSpain
109Futuro en ComúnSpain
110Gandhi Development Trust Phoenix Settlement TrustSouth Africa
111Gender Action for Peace and SecurityUnited Kingdom
112Gender Advisory TeamCyprus
113Genera: Red de mujeres feministas por la equidad de género en el desarrolloSpain
114Global Centre for the Responsibility to ProtectUnited States of America
115Global CommunitiesUnited States of America
116Global Justice CenterUnited States of America
117Global Justice NowUnited Kingdom
118Global LinkUnited Kingdom
119Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)United States of America
120Global RightsNigeria
121GPPAC Pacific-Pacific Women Mediators NetworkFiji
123Handicap International – Humanity & InclusionFrance
124Hawai’i Institute for Human RightsUnited States of America
125Health Poverty ActionUnited Kingdom
126HEKS/EPER – Swiss Church AidSwitzerland
127Helen Suzman FoundationSouth Africa
128HelpAge InterationalUnited Kingdom
129HIASUnited States of America
130Human Life Foundation for Development and ReliefYemen
131Human Rights & Democracy Media Center ‎‏“‏SHAMS‏”‏Palestine
132Human Rights SentinelIRELAND
133Humans for Rights NetworkUnited Kingdom
134ICNAUnited States of America
135ICNA Council for Social JusticeUnited States of America
136ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ)United States of America
137IHH Humanitarian Relief FoundationTurkey
138IM Swedish Development PartnerSweden
139Ina autra senda – Swiss Friends of Combatants for PeaceSwitzerland
140Innovation for Change South AsiaPakistan
141Institute for Security StudiesSouth Africa
142International Federation for Human RightsFrance
143International Rescue CommitteeUnited States of America
145IPMHN Ireland Palestine Mental Health NetworkIreland
146Islamic Center of DetroitUnited States of America
147Islamic ReliefUnited Kingdom
148Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)Israel
149Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK- UKIsrael
150Israelisches Komitee gegen Hauszerstörungen (ICAHD) GermanyIsrael
151Jewish Network for PalestineUnited Kingdom
152Jewish Voice for Democracy and Justice in Israel/Palestine jvjp, SwitzerlandSwitzerland
153Jewish Voice for Peace AlbuquerqueUnited States of America
154Jews against the Occupation SydneyAustralia
155Joint Council for the Welfare of ImmigrantsUnited Kingdom
156Jusoor Center for Studies and DevelopmentLibya
157Kairos PalestinePalestine
158Kairos Palestine SwedenPalestine
159Kenya Human Rights CommissionKenya
160KURVE Wustrow – Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action e.V.Germany
161La Coordinadora de ONGD -EspañaSpain
162Lawyers for Palestinian Human RightsUnited Kingdom
163Liberian Energy NetworkLiberia
164Ligue Algérienne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme – LADDHAlgérie
165Lutheran World FederationSwitzerland
166MADREUnited States of America
167Marib Girls FoundationYemen
168Maryknoll Office for Global ConcernsUnited States of America
169MDM NetworkGlobal
170MedactUnited Kingdom
171Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF)Barcelona, Brussels, Paris
172Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)United Kingdom
173medico internationalGermany
174medico international schweizSwitzerland
175Mennonite Central Committee U.S.United States of America
176Mercy CorpsUnited States of America
177Mercy-USA for Aid and DevelopmentUnited States of America
178Middle East and North Africa Partnership for Preventing of Armed Conflict – MENAPPACLebanon
179Middle East Children’s AllianceUnited States of America
180Migrant Roots MediaUnited States of America
181Min Haqi Foundation to empower women politically and economicallyYemen
183Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Centre (Australian Province)Australia
184Mouvement SocialLebanon
185Musaala Organization for Human RightsYemen
186Muslim AidUnited Kingdom
187Muslim Legal Fund of AmericaUnited States of America
188Mwatana for Human RightsYemen
189Naseef MuallemPalestine
190National Cancer Control Foundatin – YemenYemen
191Network of the independent Commission for Human rights in North Africa CIDH AFRICAMorocco
192NGO SPESMontenegro
193NGOs Platform of Saida – TajamohLebanon
194Nobel Women’s InitiativeCanada
195Nonviolence Network in the Arab CountriesLebanon
196Nonviolent PeaceforceSwitzerland
198North American Imams FellowUnited States of America
199North West Migrants ForumNorthern Ireland
200Northern Friends Peace BoardUnited Kingdom
201Norwegian Church AidNorway
202Norwegian Refugee CouncilNorway
203OxfamUnited Kingdom
204Palestinian Human Rights Organisation “PHRO”Lebanon
205PAXThe Netherlands
206Pax Christi AustraliaAustralia
207Pax Christi InternationalBelgium
208Pax Christi USAUnited States of America
209Peace Committee, 15th St. Friends Meeting, NYCUnited States of America
210Peace DirectUnited Kingdom
211Peace Organization for Peaceful CoexistenceIraq
212Peace Watch SwitzerlandSwitzerland
213Peacemaker TrustUnited Kingdom
214Permanent Peace MovementLebanon
215Piattaforma OSC italiane in Medio Oriente e MediterraneoItaly
216Plan International USAUnited States of America
217Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la PalestineFrance
219Première Urgence InternationaleFrance
220Project on Middle East DemocracyUnited States of America
221Protection ApproachesUnited Kingdom
222PVE for PeaceMorocco
223Rebuilding AllianceUnited States of America
224Reclaim The SeaUnited Kingdom
225RefuAidUnited Kingdom
226Refugee Support GroupUnited Kingdom
227ReThinking Foreign PolicyUnited States of America
228Revista La Mar de OnubaSpain
229Right to Movement PalestinePalestine
230Romanian Peace Institute – PATRIRRomania
233Sabeel Kairos NorwayNorway
234Sabeel-Kairos UKUnited Kingdom
235Salam For YemenFrance
237SAM Organization for Rights and LibertieYemen
238Sanad alBasra Organization for Human RightsIraq
239Save the ChildrenUnited Kingdom
240SB Overseas Soutien BelgeBelgique
241Schengen Peace FoundationLuxembourg
242Search for Common GroundUnited States of America
243Secours Islamique France (SIF)France
244SEEN.TVUnited States of America
246Sheba Youth FoundationYemen
247Shining Star educational organization of AfghanistanAfghanistan
248Shma Koleinu – Alternative Jewish Voices of NZNew Zealand
249Social Development Hodeida Girls FoundationYemen
250Solutions for a Small PlanetUnited Kingdom
251SOS Children’s Villages PalestineAustria
252STOPAIDSUnited Kingdom
253Study sky academyJordan
254SUDS – International association of solidarity and cooperationSpain
255Syrian American Medical SocietyUnited States of America
256Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).The Netherlands
257Syrians for Truth and JusticeFrance
258Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human RightsJordan
259Tanzania Community Health Information and SupportTanzania
260Terre Des Hommes Foundation LausanneSwitzerland
261Terre des Hommes ItaliaItaly
262The Center for Mind Body MedicineUnited States of America
263The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy FoundationSouth Africa
264The Episcopal ChurchUnited States of America
265The Foundation for Middle East PeaceUnited States of America
266The Khalifa Ihler InstituteSweden
267The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen MohammedUnited States of America
268The Palestinian Return CentreUnited Kingdom
269The Pickwell FoundationUnited Kingdom
270The United Church of CanadaCanada
271the3millionUnited Kingdom
272UK-Palestine Mental Health NetworkUnited Kingdom
273UN Association of San DiegoUnited States of America
274UN Youth Association of Romania – Cluj BranchRomania
275United Against InhumanityGlobal
276United Nations Association – UKUnited Kingdom
277University Network for Human RightsUnited States of America
278UOSSM InternationalFrance
279US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)United States of America
280Vento di TerraItaly
281Viva SaludBelgium
282Vrede vzwBelgium
283War Child HollandThe Netherlands
284War Child SwedenSweden
285War Child UKUnited Kingdom
286War on WantUnited Kingdom
287Welfare Association (UK)United Kingdom
288WESPAC Foundation, Inc.United States of America
289WeWorld – Member of ChildFund AllianceItaly
290Womankind WorldwideUnited Kingdom
291Women for PeaceFinland
292Women for Women InternationalGlobal
293Women for Women InternationalGlobal
294Women in Black ViennaAustria
295Women Political Alliance – KenyaKenya
296Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)Palestine
297Women’s Institute for Leadership DevelopmentZimbabwe
298Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom UKUnited Kingdom
299Women’s International Peace CentreUganda
300Womens Refugee CommissionUnited States of America
301World Student Christian FederationArgentina
302Worldwide Women’s ForumFrance
303Yemen Relief and Reconstruction FoundationUnited States of America
304Youth Vision SocietyPalestine
305Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development (YOVSUD)Liberia