Appeal to act for immediate ceasefire and humanitarian assistance in Gaza

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April 11, 2024.

Honorable President

Joe Biden, President of the United States.
Xi Jinping, President t of China.
Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of England.
Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Germany.
Emmanuel Macron, President of France.
Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan.
Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia.
Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico.
Mohamed bin Salman, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.
Ali Khamenei, Head of State of Iran.
Michael Higgins, President of Ireland.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil.
Nicolás Madura (Bolivarian Republiuc of Venezuela)
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa.
Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.


We the poets, writers and artists of all nations of the world, are deeply concerned by the barbaric, inhuman and systematic attacks on the people of Palestine in Gaza by the Israeli occupation forces. Media reports and other independent sources have claimed that at least 33,482 Palestinians have been killed and 76,049 wounded since October 7, 2023. Women, children, medical service providers, journalists and humanitarian workers have been indiscriminately targeted. Homes, hospitals, schools and public spaces are demolished, and humanitarian assistance is blocked.

The people of Gaza have become prisoners in their own nation, and are deprived of food, water, shelter and health services. They are denied their basic rights to life and dignity. This act is a clear violation of international human rights and humanitarian laws. It is loud and clear that no countries and territories can be at peace when people in Gaza are subjected to brutal war and historical injustices. Though the United Nations officials also have repeatedly urged for the immediate cessation of this genocidal war, it is very unfortunate that the world governments have failed to make any resolution to this crisis.

As poets, writers, artists and humans, sharing the common home, planet Earth, we have a collective responsibility to bear witness to this heinous crime against humanity. We strongly condemn the atrocities committed by the Israeli forces and appeal that the right to life and dignity of the Palestinian people to be protected by all means and in all circumstances. We maintain that these conflicts should be resolved through peaceful means and mutual dialogues.

We urge that the inhumanity in Gaza must be recognized and the perpetrators must be made accountable. But, as an emergency response, we appeal Your Excellency for your positive action in forging a deal for immediate ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, and in mobilizing the international mechanisms to provide humanitarian reliefs to the people in Gaza.

Warmest Regards


Hanan Awwad (Palestine)
Fernando Rendón (Colombia), WPM President.
Rati Saxena (India)
Alex Pausides (Cuba)
Siphiwe Nzima (Lesotho)
Keshab Sigdel (Nepal)
Freddy Ñáñez (Venezuela)
Ana María Oviedo (Venezuela)
Khalid Rassouni (Morocco)
Zolani Mkiva (South Africa)
Maribel Mora (Chile)
Oscar Saavedra (Chile)
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Rosa Chávez (Guatemala)
Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt)
Sylvie Marie (Belgium)
Achour Fenni (Algeria)
Christine Peiying (New Zealand)
María Ángeles Pérez López (Spain)
Gloria Chvatal (Colombia))
Ali Al Ameri (Jordan)
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