Caabu Press Release: The failure of the government and Labour to call for a ceasefire is a betrayal of Palestinian civilians in Gaza
31 October 2023
Keir Starmer in his speech today at Chatham House once again referred to a meeting he had with agencies involved with Gaza. Caabu was one of the agencies present at that meeting.
Every single agency referenced the urgent need for a ceasefire. It was the united position of all the organisations, as it is also of UNICEF, UNRWA, and the UN Secretary-General that a ceasefire is essential to saving lives and allowing aid to flow. It is deeply disappointing that Keir Starmer, along with the UK government, has continued to rebuff this vital humanitarian call. Aid cannot be delivered under fire, and the catastrophic conditions facing 2.3 million Palestinian civilians who are on the brink of dying of thirst, hunger and disease if not the bombs, cannot be addressed merely by a pause.
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