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Sign UN Chief's call for Global Ceasefire

Posted 2 Apr 2020 12:00PM

The head of the UN just called for an immediate global ceasefire, and it's gaining momentum! Let’s all join him to silence the guns amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Sign the urgent call using your email address.

COVID-19 : SIGN U.N CHIEF'S CALL FOR GLOBAL CEASFIRE

"Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly.

Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.

The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19.

Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health systems have collapsed.

Health professionals, already few in number, have often been targeted. Refugees and others displaced by violent conflict are doubly vulnerable. The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war.

That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives."

- UN Secretary General António Guterres
(read his full statement here)

SIGN ON AVAAZ HERE

First posted on AVAAZ, 30 March 2020