We’ve all heard about Israel’s blockade of Gaza, but what does it actually mean? For many people it could mean no income, no chance of seeing family… and no means of escape.

That’s why we’re calling for a permanent lifting of the blockade, so the people of Gaza can travel, trade and live in dignity.

REBLOG this if you agree the people of Gaza should be free.

A hundred years ago today, the First World War was declared. It was meant to be “the war to end all wars”. 

A century later, Gaza, Syria and South Sudan (among others) are riven by war. Half of the world’s poor people live in countries that are fragile or suffering from conflict, and by 2030 it may be two thirds. 

We’re there every day in countries like these, working to end suffering and bring an end to conflict. 

REBLOG this post today if you believe that, like us, everyone has the right to live in a world free from war.

In Gaza, more than 215,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and have nowhere safe to shelter from the terrible violence. With bombing taking place all across Gaza, and the borders closed, there is simply nowhere for innocent civilians to go. This must end.

REBLOG THIS to join the call not just for a ceasefire, but a lasting ceasefire that addresses the root causes of the conflict and ends the blockade.

Vital water supplies to more than a million people in Gaza have been disrupted by ongoing airstrikes. Many thousands have no clean drinking water or even the most basic sanitation - both are essential to life.

We’re there with local teams on the ground and we’re providing water and sanitation right now. But there’s so much more we need to do and so many more people we need to help.

Please donate now to our response to save lives: http://po.st/8QLrPo