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#OpenGaza

by #OpenGaza category: Cause

“100,000 still homeless, 1.8 mil still under blockade. Time to live up to pledges to #OpenGaza and rebuild http://thndr.it/1BYh9uo

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#OpenGaza
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This campaign ended on April 13, 2015 at 8AM

#OpenGaza

Six months ago international donors pledged 3.5 billion dollars to rebuild Gaza. In addition to money, they promised to work towards change that would move Palestinians and Israelis beyond conflict and towards a just and durable peace.

Representatives of over 60 countries committed to work with Israel and Palestinian political actors to address the root causes of conflict and strengthen the basis for a lasting ceasefire. These representatives spoke of a paradigm shift that they hoped would end violence, rebuild Gaza, end the Israeli blockade on Gaza, and re-establish economic, social, and political connections between Gaza and the West Bank.

Six months on, the international community has failed to live up to their pledges or to their words.

100,000 Palestinians in Gaza are still homeless and not one of the 19,000 houses destroyed have been rebuilt. Water and electricity are intermittent, schools and hospitals remain in ruins, and over one million people don’t have money to buy enough food to eat. 

Donors have made good on just 26.8 percent of the money for reconstruction and have delivered zero towards their paradigm shift. There is no permanent ceasefire agreement, no plan to end the blockade, and Palestinians in Gaza remain sealed off from Palestinians in the West Bank and from the rest of the world.

Without lifting the blockade, we are reconstructing poverty, conflict, and despair. The people of Gaza must have freedom of movement, freedom to trade, freedom from aid dependency and freedom from the fear of death and destruction.

We must change course before it is too late. We are calling on those who pledged to put up their money and show Palestinians in Gaza real progress by delivering meaningful reconstruction and ending the blockade.

We are:

  1. medico international schweiz
  2. medico international
  3. Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)
  4. Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)
  5. Horyzon - Swiss Youth Development Organization
  6. CCP Japan
  7. Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP - UK)
  8. The Swedish Organization for Individual Relief/ IM Swedish Development Partner
  9. Heinrich Böll Foundation- Palestine/Jordan Office
  10. Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale
  11. Alianza por la Solidaridad
  12. Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz (ACPP)
  13. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
  14. Norwegian People’s Aid
  15. Mennonite Central Committee-  United Nations Office
  16. The Gaza Mental Health Foundation USA
  17. Christian Aid
  18. Mennonite Central Committee- Ottawa Office
  19. ActionAid
  20. GVC
  21. Medicos del Mundo MDM-Spain
  22. Médecins du Monde France
  23. Médecins du Monde Switzerland
  24. Médicos do Mundo (Delegação Portuguesa)
  25. Caabu (Council for Arab-British Understanding)
  26. Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE)
  27. Action Against Hunger 
  28. The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation
  29. CCFD-Terre Solidaire
  30. DanChurchAid (DCA)
  31. Handicap International
  32. Diakonia
  33. Oxfam
  34. United Civilians for Peace, The Netherlands
  35. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  36. CRMA for Business Solutions
  37. Secours Islamique France
  38. The Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)
  39. BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
  40. CARE Nederland

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#OpenGaza

This campaign is organized by humanitarian, development, faith, and rights based agencies that share a simple message: Stop reconstructing poverty, conflict, and despair. Lift the blockade and rebuild Gaza. Your support for this Thunderclap campaign will help this message be heard around the world on 13 April 2015.

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