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Employee of World Central Kitchen Dies in Gaza


Apr 2, 2024

On Tuesday night, a World Central Kitchen convoy was mistakenly shot at by Israel, resulting in the death of seven staff members. The organization, which delivers relief supplies to the Gaza Strip by sea, has decided to suspend its operations in the region temporarily. The incident has raised significant concerns and questions regarding the safety of humanitarian aid workers and the coordination of such missions with military forces.

The convoy that was attacked had visible WCK logos on its vehicles, indicating its identity as an aid organization. The Israeli army later admitted responsibility for the attack and expressed condolences to the victims’ families. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the incident as a tragic mistake that occurs in the context of war, promising a thorough investigation into the matter.

World Central Kitchen, founded by José Andrés, is known for its swift and efficient delivery of food aid in war and crisis zones. The organization had been delivering food to Gaza by sea and had recently coordinated large shipments of food supplies to the region. The suspension of its activities poses a challenge for the distribution of much-needed aid to the people of Gaza.

The international community, including countries like Australia, Poland, the EU, and the USA, has called on Israel to provide explanations and hold those responsible for the incident accountable. The tragic loss of life in this attack highlights the risks faced by humanitarian workers in conflict zones and emphasizes the importance of ensuring their safety and protection in carrying out their vital missions.

By editor

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