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Gaza crisis: Write to your MP

The UK must use all tools available to halt the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Gaza.

According to UNOCHA, more than 28,473 people in Gaza have been killed since 7 October. There is an urgent need for humanitarian access to all parts of Gaza, an end to forced displacement of civilians, and a rapid, large and sustained scale-up of humanitarian assistance.

We are asking our supporters to write to their MP, asking them to call on the government and Foreign Secretary to:

  • Take action to halt the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza
  • Call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire

We have created a template letter with some suggested points, and share resources and tips for contacting your MP below:

Click here to download the template letter

Tips on writing to your MP

  • Find out who your MP is by typing your postcode in at
  • Find their contact details MPs at 
  • Browse their personal website to find their email address for letters and surgery meetings for constituents. Send your letter to both email addresses.
  • Get personal. Write a letter/email to your MP in your own words as this shows the strength of feeling you have about the issue. Please consider incorporating the key asks mentioned above - these practical action points will help your MP to take the issue forward with the Government.
  • Ask your MP to take action on your behalf in these ways:

(1) Requesting a meeting with the Foreign Secretary, either alone or jointly with other politicians and international NGOs
(2) Writing a letter to the Foreign Secretary 
(3) Raising your concerns as oral and written questions in parliament.  

  • Don't forget to introduce yourself and include your full name and postal address in your correspondence.
  • MPs get hundreds of emails so it is very important to phone both the constituency and parliamentary offices and ask that they draw your email to the MPs attention. Try to build up a good relationship with the MP's secretary and keep in regular contact.
  • Ask your MP to keep in regular contact and to give you copies of any responses they receive.
  • Once you've sent your letter/email, please share this webpage with your networks
  • Please forward any replies you receive to

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