Statement concerning Palestine and Israel

Cultural Emergency Response (CER) expresses its deep concern for the violence affecting Palestinian and Israeli civilians. We extend our deepest condolences and hope for the well-being of affected communities and first responders who continue to withstand brutal and impossible catastrophes.

As an organisation whose core purpose is to protect culture in crisis, we urgently appeal for the safety of civilians and for all parties to respect international law and conventions including the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

We stand ready to offer our support once appropriate, and once the necessary humanitarian relief is allowed passage. Our emergency mechanism is active to support affected communities and cultural heritage. Our emergency support form to apply can be found here.

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