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Published on 16 November 2023

How many killed is too many? 

A run down of our campaigning and advocacy in response the killing and violence taking place across Gaza, Israel and the West Bank.

In the face of conflict and tragedy we cannot remain still or silent - We have been calling on churches in the UK to pray, to give and to act.  

You did. And you continue to do so.

 Read on for a run-down of what we're calling for from the UK Government and what we've done so far   

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Campaigners stand outside the Foreign and Commonwealth office holding to deliver over 300,000 signatures calling for a ceasefire Credit: CAFOD
Campaigners stand outside the Foreign and Commonwealth office holding a banner reading Over 300,000 signatures call for a ceasefire

Timeline of actions

  • In October 2023, we stood in silent vigil outside the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, remembering all those killed, injured and held hostage. We bore witness to their stories and called for a ceasefire.


  • Alongside CAFOD, Oxfam, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger we presented over 300,000 signatures to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), demanding a ceasefire.


  • We also gathered 28 leaders of churches and Christian organisations to sign a statement calling for a ceasefire, the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages and unfettered humanitarian access. 


  • Just before Christmas, working with fellow humanitarian and development organisations we projected messages on to the Houses of Parliament asking ‘How many killed is too many?’ 



  • And in March 2024, we joined Oxfam and others to organise a lobby day in the UK Parliament - constituents like you lobbied almost 50 MPs
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"How many killed is too many" projected onto Parliament as part of Christian Aid's calls for a ceasefire Credit: Christian Aid
The phrase "How many killed is too many" projected onto the Houses of Parliament

What are we calling for?

Christian Aid is urging the UK Government to

  • Call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire
  • Halt arms sales to Israel 
  • Call out all violations of international humanitarian law
  • Fully fund UN-led aid relief in Gaza




Only an urgent ceasefire, the respect of international humanitarian law, humanitarian access and the release of hostages can stop the suffering across Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.    How many more lives will be lost, homes destroyed, and childhoods shattered before our political leaders see this is the case?  

- Osai Ojigho, Christian Aid director of policy and public affairs.

Your actions, donations and prayers make a huge difference

Join us in keeping up the pressure on the UK Government. 

Sign the petition or contact your MP today

Meanwhile our established partners in the region are responding as best they can.

Please donate what you can.