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Tragic Attack on WCK Aid Convoy in Gaza Kills Seven Staff Members, Suspends Activities

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Employee of World Central Kitchen dies in Gaza

On Tuesday, a convoy from World Central Kitchen (WCK) was mistakenly shot at by Israel while delivering relief aid in the Gaza Strip. As a result, seven WCK staff members were killed, and the organization temporarily suspended its activities in the region. The Israeli army claimed responsibility for the attack and expressed their condolences to the families of the victims.

The employees killed in the incident came from various countries, including Australia, Poland, Great Britain, the US, and Palestine. The death of these WCK employees has led to calls for accountability from various countries. The EU and USA have urged Israel to clarify the incident. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel is taking steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

WCK’s work providing relief supplies to Gaza by sea has been put on hold following this attack. Previously, WCK had coordinated aid deliveries with Cyprus and shipped food supplies from there to Gaza. However, it remains uncertain whether these supplies will be distributed in the future due to the suspension of WCK’s activities in the region.

Founded by former Michelin chef José Andrés in 2010, WCK has been providing food aid in war and crisis areas around the world. Their mission is to use food as a tool for peace and change. Despite this tragic incident, WCK remains committed to continuing their work in providing relief aid where it is needed most.

The attack on WCK’s convoy highlights the dangerous conditions faced by humanitarian workers who are trying to provide aid during conflicts and crises. It also underscores the importance of accountability when such incidents occur and ensuring that humanitarian workers are protected while carrying out their work.

As we continue to follow this story closely, we will keep you updated on any developments regarding WCK’s activities in Gaza or other regions they operate in.

By Samantha Jones

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