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

Cease Fire

#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.


Name of Organisation

38 Degrees
50:50 NI
ABCD Bethlehem
Abductees Mothers Association
Abilis Foundation
Academic Foundation for Peace-Conflict Studies
ACAT Bocage
ACAT France
Access Now
ACT Alliance
ACT Church of Sweden
ACT Conflict Resolution
Act Think Center
Action against Child Exploitation
Action Corps
Action For Humanity
ActionAid International
ActionAid Sweden
Africa Unite
African Centre for Media, Governance and Peacebuilding
Africans Rising
Afro-Middle East Centre
Agaji Global Unity Foundation, Nigeria
Agriculture Developmrnt Associations PARC
Ahimsa Peace Institute
AIDOS - Associazione Italiana Donne per lo Sviluppo ETS
Ajyal Foundation for Education
Al Basma Club for the Disabled
Al Mujadilah
Al-Nidal Association for Human Rights
Al-Rifqa Organization for Community Peace
Alfaf for development and reconstruction
Alliance Internationale -AIDL
Alliance of International Doctors (AID)
Alquds center for Political Studies
AMERA International
American Friends Service Committee
Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action)
Amis de Sabeel France
Amnesty International
Amos Trust
AMREF Health Africa
Another Europe is Possible
Antèn Ouvriye Ayiti
Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem
Arab Foundation for Civil Society and Human Rights
Arab NGO Network for Development
Arakan Rohingya Youth Forum (ARYF)
Armadilla Scs
ARSIS Association for the Social Support of Youth
Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz
Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE)-Philippines
Asociación de Familiares de Presos y Desaparecidos Saharauis (Asociacón de Familiares de Presos y Desaparecidos Saharauis (AFAPREDESA)
Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz (AIPAZ)
Asociación Otra Escuela
Association des Progressistes pour une Nouvelle Haiti (APRONHA)
Association for Rengein Tanjoji International Cooperation
Association Ifriqiya
Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid NGOs (VENRO)
Association of War Affected Women
Balay Mindanaw
Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS)
Baptist Union of Wales
Basmeh & Zeitooneh for Relief and Development
BELaady Organization for Human Rights
Belgian Academics and Artists for Palestine
Berufsverband der Präventologen e.V.
Bond, the UK network for INGOs
Broederlijk Delen
Buddhist Alliance for Non-Violence and Human Rights in Israel-Palestine (BANVAHR)
Bytes For All, Pakistan
Caesar Families Association
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)
Care International
Carolina Peace Center
CCFD-Terre Solidaire
CDA - Conseil de Developpement d'Andohatapenaka
Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
Center for Human Rights in Iran
Center for Jewish Nonviolence
Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
Center for Victims of Torture
Central Asian Network on Statelessness
Central Pacific Conference Palestine/Israel Network
Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED)
Centre for Peace Research and Advocacy -CPRA
Centro MOndialità Sviluppo Reciproco
Centro Oscar Arnulfo Romero
cfd - The feminist Peace Organisation
Change Horizons Forum
Charity & Security Network
Child Hug Uganda - Finland ry
Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
ChildFund Alliance
Children and Families Across Borders
Christian Aid Ireland
Christian Aid UK
Christian Jewish Allies for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine
Church and Peace - Ecumenical peace church network in Europe
Church World Service
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)
City of Sanctuary Sheffield
Civil Rights Program Kosovo
Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
Climate Action Network (CAN) Africa
Climate Justice Project - Japan
Climate Refugees
Clowns without Borders Sweden
Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development
Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Asia Pacific
Coexist Community kitchen CIC
Collective Aid
Comic Relief
Committee of 100 in Finland
Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon (CFKDL)
Committee to Protect Journalists
Community Empowerment for Peace and Development West Nile (CEPAD-WN)
Community Healthcare Initiative-CHI
Community Initiative For Developmental Actor (CIDA)
Community Organized Relief Network (CORE)
Concerned Families of Westchester (NY)
Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organizations
Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
Cooperation for Peace and Development (CPD)
Coordination SUD (National network of French NGOs working for international solidarity)
COPE Cooperazione Paesi Emergenti
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Corus International
Cotidiana Mujer AFM
Council for Arab-British Understanding
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Counterpoints Arts
CRAAD-OI / RSCDA-IO - Madagascar
Creatella Pte Ltd
Creatura Think & Do Tank ry
CRIC - Centro Regionale d'Intervento per la Cooperazione ETS
Crisis Management Association
Cultura è libertà, una campagna per la Palestina
Culturel Center Beethoven Bettounssi
Cyprus Refugee Council
Danish Muslim Aid
Danish Refugee Council
Daraj Media
DC Peace Team
Deaconess Foundation
Dedar organization
Défense des Enfants International - Belgique
Defense Foundation for Rights and Freedom
Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights
Demand Progress
Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN)
Democracy School
Denis Hurley Peace Institute
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Deutsch-Palästinensiche Gesellschaft (German-Palestinian Friendship Association)
Dialogue and Research Center (DRC)
Disability Partnership Finland (Vammaiskumppanuus)
Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality
docP - BDS Netherlands
E35 Foundation for International Projects
Economistas sin Fronteras
Educo Member of ChildFund Alliance
Embrace the Middle East
Emmaüs Europe
Emmaus International
English for Action (EFA) London
Entraide & Fraternité
Episcopal Relief & Development
Equal Legal Aid
Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace)
Eşit Haklar İçin İzleme Derneği
Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor
EuroMed Rights
Europe Cares e.V.
European Alternatives
European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)
European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine - ECCP
European Network on Statelessness
Families For Freedom
Farmers and Herders Initiative for peace and development Fhipd
FARR, the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups
Fédération Internationale pour les droits humains (FIDH)
Fellowship of Reconcilation - USA
Feminist Humanitarian Network (FHN)
Feminist Task Force
Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid
FHI 360
Fields of Peace
Finn Church Aid (FCA)
Finnish Development NGOs Fingo
Finnish develpment NGOs Fingo
Finnish-Arab Friendship Society
Firefly International
Foleshill Creates
FOMCAM Community and Mental Health Organization
fondazione studio rizoma
Foro Ciudadano Relaciones Celac-UE
Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD)
Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)
France Palestine Mental Health Network
Franciscans International
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Friends of Nablus and Surrounding areas (FONSA)
FSDCA (Foundation for Sustainable Development and Climate Action)
FSE Finnish Special Education in Africa ry
Fundación Cultura de Paz
Fundación ISCOD - Sindicalistas sin fronteras
Futuro en Común
Gandhi Development Trust Phoenix Settlement Trust
Gender Action for Peace and Security
Gender Advisory Team
Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC)
Gender Studies and Information Organization ~GSIO
Genera: Red de mujeres feministas por la equidad de género en el desarrollo
Generation for Rights Over the World
Gisha - Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
Global Communities
Global Environmental Trust
Global Fund for Women
Global Health Italian Network
Global Justice Center
Global Justice Now
Global Link
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)
Global Rights
Global Witness
GPPAC Pacific-Pacific Women Mediators Network
Graduate Women International
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
Greek Forum of Migrants
GWAPA - Group of Women Advocates for Peace in the Archipelago
Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights
Health Justice Initiative (HJI) South Africa
Health Poverty Action
HEKS/EPER – Swiss Church Aid
Helen Suzman Foundation
HELP OUT Center for Human Rights
HelpAge Interational
Hope and Homes for Children
Hope Society (India)
Human Life Foundation for Development and Relief
Human Rights & Democracy Media Center ‎‏“‏SHAMS‏"‏
Human Rights Legal Project
Human Rights Sentinel
Human Security Collective
Humance Heal For Human Rights
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
Humanitarian Relief and Development Council (HRDC)
Humans for Rights Network
Husna Foundation
ICAHD Finland
ICERAS - International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum.Seekers
ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ)
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
IM Swedish Development Partner
impACT International
In Place of War
In Transformation Initiative
Ina autra senda - Swiss Friends of Combatants for Peace
INFID (International NGO FOrum on Indonesian Development)
Iniciativas de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo - ICID
Initiatives et Changement France
inmedio peace consult
Innovation for Change - Middle East and North Africa
Innovation for Change - South Asia
Institute for Policy Studies - New Internationalism Project
Institute for Security Studies
Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI)
International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
International Federation for Human Rights
International Federation for Rights and Development
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
International Press Institute
International Rescue Committee
International Service for Human Rights
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition - Global
IPMHN Ireland Palestine Mental Health Network
IPPNW regional Sachsen
IPPNW Regionalgruppe Nürnberg-Fürth-Erlangen
Iraqi Alamal Association
Iraqi Women Network
Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Islamic Center of Boca Raton
Islamic Center of Detroit
Islamic Center of Yorba Linda
Islamic Relief
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK- UK
Israelisches Komitee gegen Hauszerstörungen (ICAHD) Germany
Itar for Social Development
JA! Justica Ambiental
Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines
Japan Council on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J)
Japan international Volunteer Center(JVC)
Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
Jewish Network for Palestine
Jewish Voice for Democracy and Justice in Israel/Palestine jvjp, Switzerland
Jewish Voice for Labour
Jewish Voice for Peace Albuquerque
Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio
Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council
Jews Against the Occupation Sydney
JOICFP (Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning)
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Joud Foundation for Sustainable Development - Yemen
Jusoor Center for Studies and Development
Just Foreign Policy
Just Treatment
Kairos Palestine
Kairos Palestine - Sweden
Kairos Sabeel Netherlands
Kenya Human Rights Commission
Kesh Malek
Khulumani Support Group (supporting victims and survivors of gross human rights violations)
KIOS Foundation
KIPP Indonesia
Kırkayak Kültür
KnK Japan
Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
KURVE Wustrow - Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action e.V.
La Coordinadora de ONGD -España
LADDH Algérie
Law Center of Advocates
Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights
Le Veglie Contro le Morti in Mare
Lebanese Union for persons with physical disability/Arab forum for the rights of persons with disabilities
Legal Action Worldwide (LAW)
Liberian Energy Network
Libya Crimes Watch (LCW)
Libyan Anti-Torture Network
Ligue Algérienne de Défense des Droits de l'Homme - LADDH
Lutheran World Federation
Malala Fund
Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY Malaysia)
Malaysian Tamil Educational Research & Development Foundation
Marib Girls Foundation
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Médecins du Monde International Network
Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW), Australia
medico international germany
medico international schweiz
Medicus Mundi Italia
Mediterranean Women's Fund
MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
Mentor E.C.C.E. (Éducation, Civisme, Citoyenneté et Environnement)
Mercy Corps
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Middle East and North Africa Partnership for Preventing of Armed Conflict - MENAPPAC
Middle East Children's Alliance
Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND)
Midlothian Trade Union Council
Migrant Roots Media
Min Haqi Foundation to empower women politically and economically
Missing Children Europe
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Centre (Australian Province)
Mizan, Law Group for Human Rights
Mouvement Social
Mouvment Jeunesse et Citoyennete - Madagascar
Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI)
Moving Beyond Hate
Musaala Organisation for Human Rights
Muslim Aid
Muslim Delegates and Allies
Muslim Legal Fund of America
Muslim Peace Fellowship
Muslim Youth Community Organization
Mwatana for Human Rights
My Vote Counts
Naseef Muallem
National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights
National Cancer Control Foundatin - Yemen
National Council for Voluntary Organisation (NCVO)
National Rural Women Coalition (PKKK)
Nationality For All
Nederlands Palestina Komitee
Network for Children's Rights
Network of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in North Africa
NGOs Platform of Saida - Tajamoh
Noakhali Rural Development Society (NRDS) Bangladesh
Nobel Women’s Initiative
Nonviolence Network in the Arab Countries
Nonviolent Peaceforce
NorCal Sabeel
North American Imams Fellow
North West Migrants Forum
Northeast Kingdom Quaker Meeting
Northern Friends Peace Board
Norwegian Church Aid
Norwegian Refugee Council
Ofogh NGO
Oikos Cooperação e Desenvolvimento
Olof Palmes Internationella Center
OMCT Tunisia
Operation 1325
Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS)
Outright International
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Overseas Onlus
Pakistan Development Alliance
Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
Palestinian Human Rights Organisation "PHRO"
Partners Albania for Change and Development
Partners Kosova Center for Conflict Management
PASS Foundation - Peace for Sustainable Societies
Pax Christi Australia
Pax Christi Flanders
Pax Christi International
Pax Christi Pilipinas
Pax Christi USA
Peace & Justice (Scotland)
Peace and Freedom ORG ( PFO)
Peace Appeal Foundation
Peace Boat
Peace Committee, 15th St. Friends Meeting, NYC
Peace Direct
Peace Organization for Building Community Cohesion, Nineveh Office
Peace Organization for Peaceful Coexistence
Peace SOS
Peace Watch Switzerland
Peace Winds Japan
Peacemaker Trust
PEN Malta
Permanent Peace Movement
Physicians for Human Rights Israel
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Kansas City
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine
Piattaforma OSC italiane in Medio Oriente e Mediterraneo
Plan International
Plan International USA
Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine
Première Urgence Internationale
Progressive Peace Coaltion
Project on Middle East Democracy
Protection Approaches
Public Aid Organization
PVE for Peace
PVE Works
Quakers in Britain
Rainbow Refugees NI
Ramadan Tent Project
RAPAR (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research)
REACT Disaster Response
Rebuilding Alliance
Reclaim The Sea
Red de ONGD de Madrid
Red Dot Foundation Global
ReFOCUS Media Labs
Refugee Resilience Collective
Refugee Support Group
Relief International
Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED)
ReThinking Foreign Policy
Revista La Mar de Onuba
Right to Movement Palestine
Rights Realization Centre
Roma Active Albania
Roma Youth Organization "Walk with us - Phiren Amenca"
Romanian Peace Institute - PATRIR
Roots Pakistan
Sabeel Kairos Norway
Sabeel-Kairos UK
Safe Passage International
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights
Salam For Yemen
SAM Organization for Rights and Libertie
Sanad alBasra Organization for Human Rights
Save the Children
Sawa for Development and Aid
SB Overseas Soutien Belge
Schengen Peace Foundation
Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Scottish Laity Network
Search for Common Ground
Secours Islamique France (SIF)
Secure Scotland
Share The World's Resources (STWR)
She4Society Initiative
Sheba Youth Foundation
Shining Star educational organization of Afghanistan
Shma Koleinu - Alternative Jewish Voices of NZ
SNP Socialists - Scotland
Social Contract Institute
Social Development Hodeida Girls Foundation
Social Impact Movement
Solidaridad Internacional Andalucia
Solutions for a Small Planet
SOS Children's Villages International
SOS Children's Villages Netherlands
SOS Children's Villages Palestine
South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)
Spirituality & Sustainability Global Network
Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice
Stichting Vluchteling
Stop Border Violence - Italy
Strategic Dialogue Group
Study sky academy
SUDS - International association of solidarity and cooperation
Support Group Network
Svalorna Latinamerika
Swiss Palestine Association
Synergy for Justice
Syrian American Medical Society
Syrian Forum
Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).
Syrians for Truth and Justice
Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights
Tanzania Community Health Information and Support
Terre Des Hommes Foundation Lausanne
Terre des Hommes International Federation
Terre des Hommes Italia
Terre des Hommes Netherlands
The Advocacy Academy
The Asfari Foundation
The Center for Mind Body Medicine
The Circle
The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
The Episcopal Church
The Foundation for Middle East Peace
The Fund for Global Human Rights
The Gen-Z Talk Timor-Leste
The Khalifa Ihler Institute
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation
The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed
The Movement for Community-led Development
The Movement for Community-led Development
The National Organization of Yemeni Reporters SADA
The Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden (PGS)
The Palestinian Return Centre
The Pickwell Foundation
The Rights Forum
The Syria Campaign
The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
The United Church of Canada
Tirana Legal Aid Society, TLAS
Together to Protect Human & Environment Association (Iraq)
Train of Hope Dortmund e.V.
Trainer's League of Human rights
Tree of Life Educational Fund
Tripla Difesa O.N.L.U.S
Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship
TWANA Organisation for sustainable development-iraq
UCOS vzw
UK-Palestine Mental Health Network
UN Association of Norway
UN Association of San Diego
UN Etxea-UNESCO Association Basque Country
UN Youth Association of Romania - Cluj Branch
United Against Inhumanity
United Global Organization of Development (UGOOD)
United Nations Association - UK
University Network for Human Rights
UOSSM International
Upper New York Peace with Justice for Israel/Palestine
US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)
Vento di Terra
Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières North America
Viva Salud
Voice - Bangladesh
Voicing the Void
Vrede vzw
War Child Canada
War Child Holland
War Child Sweden
War Child UK
War Childhood Museum
War on Want
We Effect
Weaponized Drone Ban Treaty Campaign
Welfare Association (UK)
Weltfriedensdienst (World Peace Service, WFD)
WESPAC Foundation, Inc.
West Nile Youth Empowerment Centre
WeWorld - Member of ChildFund Alliance
Woman Rights Center in Samawah
Womankind Worldwide
Women and Gender Institute
Women Empowerment Organization
women entrepreneurs and Environmental Links
Women for Peace
Women for Women International
Women Human Rights Defenders Hub
women human rights defenders of Liberia
Women in Black Vienna
Women Now For Devolvement
Women Political Alliance - Kenya
Women Without Borders- Cameroon
Women's Human Rights Centre (Iraq)
Women’s Institute for Leadership Development
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom UK
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom US
Women's International Peace Centre
Women's Platform
Womens Refugee Commission
World Federalist Movement/ Institute for Global Policy
World Organisation Against Torture
World Student Christian Federation
Worldwide Women's Forum
Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
Yemen without Conflict Organization
Yhteiset Lapsemme - All Our Children ry
Yoga and Sport with Refugees
Youth Advocacy Nepal (YAN)
Youth Against Irregular Migration
Youth Vision Society
Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development (YOVSUD)
Zhian health organization
مركز رصد للحقوق والتنمية
منظمة الدراسات و المعلومات الجندرية (Organization on Gender Studies and Information)
منظمة المسلة لتنمية الموارد البشرية (Al-Masala Organization for Human Resources Development)