What is World Central Kitchen, the NGO whose workers were killed in Gaza?

World Central Kitchen (WCK) barge loaded with food arrives off the Gaza coast, where there is risk of famine after five months of Israel’s military campaign, in this handout image released March 15, 2024. Israel Defense Forces/Handout via… Purchase Licensing Rights
Published April 2, 2024
April 2 (Reuters) – Citizens from Australia, Britain and Poland were among seven people working for World Central Kitchen who were killed in an Israeli airstrike in central Gaza on Monday, the NGO said.
Below are details on WCK:
– U.S.-based, non-governmental organisation WCK was set up by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Jose Andres and his wife Patricia in 2010 following a major earthquake in Haiti, initially to provide emergency food aid to survivors.
– WCK expanded from there to provide resilience training, meals and support to survivors of other natural disasters, as well as refugees and people affected by conflict.
– WCK has served tens of millions of meals in Ukrainesince Russia’s 2022 invasion.
– WCK was involved in the first shipment of aid to Gaza via a sea corridor from Cyprus in March. A second WCK maritime aid shipment carrying 332 tons of food was due to arrive in Gaza early this week.

SOURCE: www.reuters.com

RELATED: Foreigners among World Central Kitchen staff killed in Israeli strike, Gaza authorities and aid group say

Analyst: ‘Confusion’ on Israeli side over aid workers killed in IDF strike in Gaza
Published April 2, 2024
CNN — Foreign nationals were among seven aid workers killed in an Israeli military strike as they were delivering food to starving civilians in Gaza, according to non-profit group World Central Kitchen and authorities in the besieged enclave.

World Central Kitchen said its aid workers were traveling in a “deconflicted zone” in two armored cars branded with the charity’s logo as well as “a soft skin vehicle.”

“Despite coordinating movements with the IDF, the convoy was hit as it was leaving the Deir al-Balah warehouse, where the team had unloaded more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza on the maritime route,” the group said in a statement.

Those killed include a dual US-Canada national, as well as people from Australia, Poland, the United Kingdom, and a Palestinian, the group said.

“I am heartbroken and appalled that we – World Central Kitchen and the world – lost beautiful lives today because of a targeted attack by the IDF,” World Central Kitchen CEO Erin Gore said in the statement.

“The love they had for feeding people, the determination they embodied to show that humanity rises above all, and the impact they made in countless lives will forever be remembered and cherished,” Gore added.


SOURCE: www.cnn.com

RELATED: World Central Kitchen pauses operations as seven killed in Gaza air strike

Group says the attack on its employees is ‘unforgivable’

Published April 2, 2024

World Central Kitchen said it is to pause its operations in the region immediately, after seven employees were killed in an Israeli air strike on Deir Al Balah in Gaza.

The team was killed while travelling through a deconflicted zone in armoured vehicles branded with the WCK logo, it said in a statement.

The group was hit while leaving a warehouse in Deir Al Balah despite co-ordinating its movements with the Israeli military, the organisation said.

“This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organisations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war. This is unforgivable,” said chief executive Erin Gore.

World Central Kitchen said it was “pausing our operations immediately in the region. We will be making decisions about the future of our work soon”.

The seven victims were from Australia, Poland, the UK and Palestine, as well as a dual citizen of the US and Canada.


SOURCE: www.thenationalnews.com


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