IsraAID statement on the deaths of World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza

IsraAID, Israel’s leading non-governmental humanitarian aid group, released the following statement in response to the deaths of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in the Gaza Strip on Monday night:

“We are shocked and devastated by the deaths of World Central Kitchen team members in Gaza. World Central Kitchen has been an important partner to IsraAID in humanitarian missions around the world, including providing food aid to vulnerable and evacuated people in Israel in the first weeks of this crisis.

For humanitarian aid organizations to do their jobs effectively and deliver lifesaving support, we need safe access to crisis-affected populations, wherever they are. We call on all parties to do everything they can to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers and the communities they serve.”

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Further information is available on request, including interviews with IsraAID CEO Yotam Polizer.

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Shachar May
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Notes:

IsraAID is a leading international humanitarian non-governmental organization, based in Israel. Since 2001, IsraAID has become synonymous with a rapid response to humanitarian crises and a long-term commitment to working with affected communities. During and after emergencies, IsraAID partners with communities to rebuild their lives – and their futures – together. As of April 2024, IsraAID has responded to more than 100 emergencies, in more than 60 countries.

IsraAID is an apolitical organization and is not affiliated with any government, political organization, or religious institution.