Crisis Action UK
TCrisis Action is an international, non-profit organization that aims to help avert conflicts, prevent human rights abuses and ensure governments fulfill their obligations to protect civilians. Crisis Action works behind the scenes to support a diverse range of partners, including leading humanitarian and human rights organizations, who are concerned with tackling the immediate effects or long-term consequences of conflict. It aims to help its partners increase the impact of their responses to current and emerging conflict-related crises. Crisis Action operates in a flexible manner with partners choosing to engage in temporary ‘opt-in’ alliances to campaign on specific crises. Crisis Action’s support is determined by the specific circumstances of each crisis. Crisis Action has worked on Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, Israel/Palestine and Somalia.
A vital part of Crisis Action’s remit is to protect civilians from potential conflict. To this end, Crisis Action has received support for its campaign and advocacy work to prevent military action against Iran. Over two years, Crisis Action has coordinated a group of organizations – including those with international expertise and important domestic constituencies – to mount a joint campaign warning of the consequences of military action against Iran and promoting diplomatic solutions to the crisis. A former British Ambassador to Iran remarked that Crisis Action’s work ‘helped change the public debate’.