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CeasefireNOW: A Global Day of Action

Published December 18, 2023

On Oct. 21, 2023, CVT signed this CeasefireNow petition with partner organizations, calling for an end to violence in Gaza and Israel. Today, Dec. 18, we join a Global Day of Action and urge you to voice your support and sign the petition. We have all witnessed unfathomable death and suffering in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel. Thousands of people have been killed, injured, displaced and held hostage, including children. We urge you to join hundreds of organizations and more than a million people around the world in calling for a #CeasefireNOW. We need an enduring ceasefire to end this humanitarian catastrophe and stop further loss of life.

The petition calls on Heads of State and the UN Security Council to prioritize the preservation of human life above all else.

Below are the calls to action spelled out by CeasefireNow in their petition, which is available for signature here.

CeasefireNow Petition Calls to Action:

  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
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