STOP BOMBING CIVILIANS!

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BOMBING CIVILIANS IS NOT WAR, IT'S A CRIME!

Join our fight against the bombing of civilians by signing our international petition. We have the power to demand action from States

WHY?

Recent years have seen entire cities, neighbourhoods and villages in countries like Syria, Iraq and Yemen become battlegrounds. The use of very powerful or inaccurate explosive weapons in densely populated areas has led to massive civilian casualties. This practice contravenes international law and the Geneva Conventions.

92% of the victims of bombings in populated areas are civilians: men, women and children killed by indiscriminate and barbaric weapons!

Every day, 90 civilians are killed or injured by explosive weapons! This is unacceptable!

TARGET: 1 MILLION SIGNATURES

Your signature is our weapon in the fight to protect civilians. Together we succeeded in banning anti-personnel mines in 1997 and cluster munitions in 2008.

Today, we can and must protect civilians from the devastating effects of indiscriminate bombing in populated areas.

WE CALL ON

States worldwide to:

  1. Publicly condemn the bombing of civilians,
  2. End the use of explosive weapons in populated areas,
  3. Assist victims and support demining of bombed areas

Thank you for signing the petition. You can also help HI stop the bombing of civilians by contacting your local MPs. In Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, you can ask your local parliamentary representative to take action on the bombing of populated areas.

Visit your HI website and send a message to your MP.