Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq


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Campaign Groups

UK | International

Some of the groups campaigning for a just treatment of Iraq are listed below. For the most part each is quite autonomous and has its own distinct concerns and mandate. In addition to these groups, there is a list here of organisations that have passed resolutions opposing economic sanctions. Please note that this list does not include non-governmental organisations that have published information on Iraq but have a wider focus: such groups will be listed in the NGO section of our Information sources index. It also does not include Iraqi political, civil and minority rights groups, who are listed here.

This list is incomplete. Please let us know about groups that we have not added. Another list of groups working in or on Iraq can be found at 'Emergency Humanitarian Action for the People of Iraq: A List'.

UK groups

Arab Media Watch

Act Together: Women Against Sanctions on Iraq
PO Box 34728 London N7 6XE

Britain Against Sanctions on Iraq
6 Main Street, Carlton, Wakefield, WF3 3R0
Tel: 0113 2824810,

Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU)
c/o GMD CND, One World Centre, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS,

Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI)
Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq, c/o CUSU, 11-12 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA,

Campaign Against War and Sanctions on Iraq (CASWI)
Hugh Stevens, BM 2966, London WC1N 3XX

Committee for the Lifting of the Economic Sanctions on the Iraqi People (CLESIP)
BM Box 760, London WC1N 3XX

Emergency Committee on Iraq (ECI) (superceded by the Mariam Appeal)
George Galloway MP, Room 501, 7 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Friendship Across Frontiers
c/o 51 Hillcrest Gardens, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey KT10 0BU,

Gulf Crisis Group - Milton Keynes
Bushra Connors, 5a San Remo Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8JY

Iraqi People First
Sylvia Boyes, 7 Greenhill Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9SR

Manchester Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (based at Manchester University)

Manchester Coalition Against Sanctions and War on Iraq (MCASWI)
c/o GMDCND, One World Centre, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

The Mariam Appeal
PO Box 2774, Lewes BN7 1GZ. Tel/Fax: 01273 480810

Musicians for the Aid of Iraqi Children

People Against Global Imperialism
PO Box 72, West Derby, Liverpool L14 6XT

Sheffield Committee Against War in the Gulf
c/o Sheila Abdullah, 6 Bedford Road, Oughtbridge, Sheffield S35 0FB

Sussex Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq

Voices for Justice in Iraq
c/o Stuart Hemsley, 35 Willowbank, Logan's Way, Cambridge, CB4 1BL,

Voices in the Wilderness UK
16B Cherwell St, Oxford OX4 1BG, 01865 243 232,

Women in Black
c/o The Maypole Fund, PO Box 17042, London N16 5WB. Tel/fax 0171 462 5670

Many of the groups based in the UK participate in a National Co-ordination Meeting which meets roughly every six weeks. For more information on the NCM, contact CASI or Voices in the Wilderness UK.

International Groups


Society for Austro Arab Relations - operate relief and campaigning activities relating to Iraq


SOS kinderen Irak BelgiŽ (SOS children Iraq Belgium) - website includes details of Belgisch-Iraakse vriendschapsvereniging (Belgian-Iraqi friendship association) and the Iraqichild project. Contact:


Canadian Network to End Sanctions on Iraq (CANESI) - A network for Canadian anti-sanctions group across Canada, they maintain an electronic discussion group.

The Committee for Lifting the Economic Sanctions on Iraq (CLESI)

Nova Scotia Campaign to End Sanctions links to a Canadian discussion list on the sanctions.

Objection de conscience / Voices of conscience have the report of their January 2000 mission to Iraq online.

University of Western Ontario Movement to End the War Against Iraq


The Egyptian Committee for Lifting Sanctions Against Iraq
c/o Dr Ashraf El-Bayoumi,


Collectif Irak de Reims

Enfants du Monde - Droits de l'Homme.

Etudiants Contre l'Embargo (ECE) - French student organisation.

Jeunes France Irak


Committee to Save the Children in Iraq - works in USA as well as Germany
c/o Muriel Mirak-Weissbach,


Campaign to End the Iraq Sanctions - Ireland

There is an Ireland-specific anti-sanctions email list here.


A Bridge to...  (Italian / English) - An Italian group which travels to Iraq regularly in an attempt to maintain friendship and contact with Iraqi people.


National Mobilization Committee for the Defense of Iraq (NMCDI). Tel: 962-6-5533166, fax: 962-6-5533177, Email:,, They are organising an academic book collection campaign ("Rebuilding Baghdad Library Campaign"), for which the contact is Mr. Fawaz Zuriekat.


Euro-Arabisch Dialoog van onderop of the Interkerkelijk Vredesberaad - see their Iraq symposium page.

SOS Kinderen Irak. Hoefkensdijk 11, 4584 RS Kuitaart, Nederland.

New Zealand

Aotearoa/New Zealand Quaker Peace and Service, and Wellington Quakers Peace and Public Questions Committee - both work consistently on the Iraq issue.


Um Sů Mundo, Apelo a Favor do Iraque. Contact: Maria Helena Capeto, Apartado 1285, 2675 Odivelas, Portugal.


Campaña por el Levantamiento de las Sanciones a Iraq


A much more extensive list, compiled by the National Network to End the War Against Iraq, can be found here.

American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee - very active on the sanctions on Iraq.

American Friends Service Committee - Iraq project

American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice - organisation with lifting the sanctions on Iraq as one of its short term goals.

Citizens Concerned for the People of Iraq in Seattle WA.

Education for Peace in Iraq Center

Free Iraq Foundation

Houstonians Against U.S. Military Involvement.

Iraq Action Coalition. Maintains electronic discussion group.

The National Network to End the War Against Iraq (NNEWAI) - established in February 2001 by 60 US anti-sanctions and anti-war organisations.

Traprock Peace Center - Massachusetts-based center, with useful resources and campaigning ideas on Iraq

Voices in the Wilderness - a U.S. group who regularly take supplies to Iraq in defiance of the sanctions. - U.S. children trying to collect one million postcards for President Clinton.


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