Israel and Palestine: Petition for UN aid and ceasefire

With two petitions like-minded organisations are urging Switzerland's Federal Council and Parliament to continue funding for the UN relief organisation for the Palestinians UNRWA and to work towards an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Switzerland continues to withhold its financial contribution to UNRWA, even though the civilian population in the occupied Gaza Strip is threatened by war and famine. Together with 13 other organisations, we are calling on the Federal Council and Parliament to remember Switzerland's humanitarian tradition and take a clear stand on the side of international humanitarian law.

The petitions "Switzerland must ensure UN aid for Gaza" and "Ceasefire now to end the suffering!" were submitted with more than 45,000 signatures on 29 April 2024.

The petition was launched by Amnesty International Schweiz. The media release is available in German (see download) and French.