IDLIB REGION UNDER THE BOMBS
In Idlib, north-west of the war-torn Syria, civilians are killed in bombings. Bombardments and shelling have intensified in the region in recent months putting an unbearable threat to civilians and forcing the population to flee. Since 1 December 2019 to mid-February, almost 700,000 people were displaced, 80 percent of whom are women and children.
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
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.
90% of the victims of bombings in populated areas are civilians: men, women and children killed by indiscriminate and barbaric weapons!
Every day, 60 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 ELABORATE A POLITICAL DECLARATION TO :
- Publicly condemn the bombing of civilians,
- End the use of explosive weapons in populated areas,
- Assist victims and support demining of bombed areas
Thank you for signing the petition. You can also help HI Stop the Bombing Civilians campaign by contacting your local MPs. In Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, you can ask your local parliamentary representative to take action on the bombing of populated areas.