World Central Kitchen Founder José Andrés Condemns Israeli Army’s Airstrike That Killed Seven Volunteers in Gaza

What is World Central Kitchen and why were seven members killed by the Israeli army in Gaza?

The Israeli army’s airstrike that killed seven volunteers from World Central Kitchen (WCK) while delivering humanitarian aid in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, has left founder José Andrés fuming. WCK president Erin Gore has also condemned the attack on humanitarian organizations providing food in conflict zones as unforgivable.

The volunteers who lost their lives were of various nationalities, including British, American, Polish, Australian, and Canadian. This is not the first time WCK members have been victims of conflicts; a volunteer was also killed in Ukraine in 2023. WCK was founded in 2010 by José Andrés and has been involved in providing food aid in numerous countries affected by disasters and conflicts, including the United States during Hurricane Harvey and the Covid-19 pandemic.

WCK’s mission is to respond quickly to emergency situations with food aid, whether caused by armed conflict or natural disasters. The organization has received international recognition for its work and was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite not winning the prize, José Andrés remains committed to providing hope and assistance to those in need around the world.

In recent years, WCK has expanded its operations to Central America and the Caribbean and has become a key player in providing aid in conflict zones following controversies involving other humanitarian organizations. The organization continues to deliver meals and provide assistance to those in need, including in the Gaza Strip. Through its dedicated work and commitment to serving those in need, WCK has made a significant impact on humanitarian efforts worldwide.

The Israeli army’s airstrike that killed seven volunteers from World Central Kitchen (WCK) while delivering humanitarian aid in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip, has left founder José Andrés fuming. WCK president Erin Gore has also condemned the attack on humanitarian organizations providing food in conflict zones as unforgivable. The volunteers who lost their lives were of…

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