Mennonite Central Committee Canada approves of the change in Canada’s position on calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
In a joint statement with nine other humanitarian agencies, MCC Canada applauds Canada’s diplomatic efforts to end the violence for 2.3 million people in Gaza through Canada’s vote at the United Nations General Assembly.
“Mennonite Central Committee Canada is encouraged by and grateful for this step by the Canadian government. We recognize that government officials listened and responded to the voices of Canadians, including many MCC supporters, in expressing support for a clear and sustainable ceasefire,” says Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director Mennonite Central Committee Canada.
Making the resolution a reality as quickly as possible is essential for the people of Gaza; a permanent ceasefire is the single most important humanitarian response that Gaza needs right now.
“As a faith-based body with decades of peacebuilding experience, MCC continues to believe that peace is possible and encourages the Canadian government to continue to use all our diplomatic capacities to work for a sustainable ceasefire and lasting, just peace,” Buaman says. “Despite ongoing violence, MCC partners in Gaza continue to attempt to deliver humanitarian assistance and are positioned to continue once a ceasefire is achieved and into the future.”
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Written with files from MCC Canada.