Saturday, December 26, 2009
Help Viva Palestina - send a email to the Egyptian government
At this moment the Viva Palestina aid convoy lies stranded on the Egyptian-Jordanian border (follow their progress on Twitter) unable to proceed with the delivery of much needed humanitarian aid as the Egyptian government has so far refused the hundreds of volunteers who've raised thousands of pounds in order to buy medical and educational supplies entry.
Please feel free to copy the template below and send an email to your local Egyptian embassy or consulate. For those in the UK:
To the people and government of the Arab Republic of Egypt,
I, like many others around the world, have been following the progress of the Viva Palestina humanitarian aid convoy as it has made its way from countries such as the United States, Great Britain, Turkey and Malaysia in order to bring medical and educational supplies to those in need in the Gaza Strip. I would like to call upon the Egyptian people to alllow the convoy to enter their territory and so complete their mission to help the Palestinian people.
For those in other locations a complete list of Egyptian embassies can be found here.