World Central Kitchen Mourns Loss of Aid Workers in Gaza Strike: International Outrage Grows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a tragic event in Gaza, the non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) mourns the loss of seven aid workers killed in an Israeli military strike. The workers, including individuals from the US, Canada, Palestine, the UK, Australia, and Poland, were struck by an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attack while on a humanitarian mission.

CEO Erin Gore of WCK paid tribute to the fallen aid workers as heroes, emphasizing their dedication and compassion. The IDF acknowledged the incident, labeling it a “grave mistake” and asserting that the attack was not intended to harm the aid workers.

Among the casualties were three British nationals who were part of WCK’s security team, as well as a US-Canadian dual citizen and a Polish volunteer. The families of the victims expressed their grief and admiration for their loved ones’ selfless dedication to helping others.

The tragedy has sparked international condemnation and calls for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deadly strike. President Joe Biden voiced his outrage and grief over the incident, highlighting the need for accountability and justice.

The humanitarian work of WCK, founded by chef José Andrés in 2010, has been instrumental in delivering aid to war-torn regions and disaster-stricken areas. The organization’s efforts have garnered global recognition for their swift response in providing meals to those in need.

As the world mourns the loss of the dedicated aid workers, WCK continues to advocate for peace and humanitarian efforts, calling for support from governments to ensure the safety and security of aid workers in conflict zones. The organization remains committed to its mission of alleviating suffering and providing assistance to those affected by crises worldwide.