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Stop the killing in Libya

March 23, 2011

The following statement has been issued by the IPPNW Executive Committee on behalf of the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate organization.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) calls on all parties for an immediate cease fire in Libya.  Having established a no fly zone, we call on the governments responsible for the international forces for an immediate halt in all military actions,  and on the Libyan government and the Libyan rebels to end the fighting and to seek a peaceful conflict solution, if necessary facilitated by UN negotiators.

With continued hostilities and foreign military intervention, a humanitarian crisis is emerging in Libya. IPPNW demands that health care and medical facilities at all times must be accessible for all parties and that health care workers must be allowed to perform their duties according to humanitarian and ethical principles.

IPPNW, the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, is a non-partisan federation of national medical organizations in 63 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

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