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Published on 20 January 2024

Christian Aid, along with over 60 other humanitarian, human rights and campaigning agencies, are urging MPs to support the motion for an immediate and permanent ceasefire at the SNP motion on Wednesday 21 February.

In Gaza, the ongoing conflict has resulted in unfathomable death and destruction. At least 28,576 Palestinians have been killed, while thousands remain missing under the rubble of destroyed buildings.

The humanitarian situation is dire. Humanitarian response agencies need to not only restore but significantly scale up the delivery of vital health, education, mental health, protection, and livelihoods services.This is not possible under bombardment. We need a lasting ceasefire, not ‘pauses.

We, along with 71% of the UK public, urge MPs to support the motion for an immediate and permanent ceasefire to:

  • benefit everyone in Israel and Palestine
  • facilitate the provision of adequate humanitarian assistance, and the release of hostages
  • curtail the risk of regional conflict amid multiple strikes in several countries
  • provide an opportunity for dialogue and negotiation towards a lasting peace that benefits everyone in the region

We cannot afford to delay any longer.

An open letter to all MPs

Read the full open letter and list of signatories.

Middle East Crisis Appeal

Thousands have been killed and over 1.9 million displaced after the escalation of violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

Join the call for a Ceasefire in Gaza

Contact your MP today and press them for an immediate ceasefire.