Responding to calls by Lebanese civil society organizations to come to their

war-ravaged country, another batch of parliamentarians and civil society

representatives from various countries are going on an international peace

and solidarity delegation to Lebanon from August 12 to 16.

This delegation includes representatives from the Philippines, Brazil,

France, Norway, India, and Spain.

Among them are two members of parliament, two representatives from the

international farmers' movement La Via Campesina, a representative from

Brazil's main trade union confederation and the continental alliance

Hemispheric Social Alliance, a journalist, and other peace and human rights

activists. (please see full list below)

The delegation hopes to convey solidarity with the people of Lebanon; gather

first-hand information on the impact of the war; better understand the

current political situation in the country; and add their voices to their

global call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

In Lebanon, the delegation will inspect areas hit by Israeli missiles; visit

relief centers and hospitals; meet with a broad range of civil society and

political organizations; speak with top officials of the Lebanese

government; and meet with migrant workers' also in the country.

This delegation is the latest batch to go to Lebanon upon the invitation of

local groups and it is hoped that more will follow in the future.


Walden Bello, Focus on the Global South

Kjeld Jakobsen, CUT Brazil and Hemispheric Social Alliance

Gérard Durand, Confédération Paysanne, France, La Via Campesina

Kari Kobberoed Brustad, Norsk Bonde – Og Smabrukarlag, Norway, La Via


Mujiv Hataman, Member of Parliament, Anak Mindanao, Philippines

Herbert Docena, Focus on the Global South

Seema Mustafa, Resident Editor, Asian Age

Feroze Mithiborwala, Forum Against War and Terror, Mumbai

Kamal Chenoy, All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, Coalition for

Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP), India

Mohammed Salim, Member of Parliament, Communist Party of India (Marxist),


Vijaya Chauhan, Rashtra Seva Dal, India (Youth Organization)

Germán Guillot, interpreter (French/Spanish/English/Arabic)


Herbert Docena, Focus on the Global South: +639178874372

Kari Brustad, La Via Campesina: +47 90534238

Paul Nicholson, La Via Campesina: +34636451566

We will send out a local Lebanese mobile number once the mission arrives in