The ongoing crisis in the Gaza Strip has reached alarming proportions, with its impact echoing far beyond its immediate geographic confines. At the core of this escalating disaster is the fundamental human right to food—a right that is now perilously under threat for the Palestinian residents of Gaza.
We, signatory organizations, would like to express our concern about the World Food Forum, which seems to sideline the most inclusive global governance spaces for policy dialogue, like CFS and FAO Governing Bodies while strengthening the multistakeholder approach in favor of a wider collaboration with the private sector.
Every action counts in this moment. We request all our members, allies and friends to read the PETITION, SIGN and email it to the concerned departments in your government, as well as the UN Secretary-General calling upon all of them to act in the interest of humanity.
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The deprivation of water is not just a violation of basic human rights but also a testament to the ongoing oppression faced by the Palestinian people. Gaza main freshwater source cannot meet daily demands because of high salinity and pollution most of the water is undrinkable.
Today, on 16 October, the day of struggle for food sovereignty for our peoples, we, the Movement for Land and Agrarian Reform, stand with the small farmers who feed us every day while fighting the debt and climate crises, while being evicted from their land, denied water and their seeds.
The UNFSS and Dakar 2 Summit sought to initiate a global process of food system transformation, but their approaches have been strongly criticized as undemocratic, opaque and illegitimate.
We, the IPC, who fight for Food Sovereignty, launch this call to action starting this World Food Day until we reach our Nyéléni Global Forum for Food Sovereignty in 2025. We join hands to confront public policies that support the system of corporate power, which undermines our rights.
This 16th of October, the International Day of Struggle for People’s Food Sovereignty, La Via Campesina, once again takes to the streets, flood social media platforms, and occupy public squares and spaces.
We are deeply shocked and outraged by the escalation of crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. As a global peasant movement, we firmly reject violence against civilians and military conflict to resolve disputes.