Category: World Central Kitchen

Israeli military steps after aid workers’ deaths ‘important,’ but ‘systemic change’ needed: WCK

World Central Kitchen (WCK) said the Israeli military’s recent steps are important but called for “systemic change” after seven of the nonprofit’s workers were killed earlier this week. WCK said the IDF is taking “important steps” for acknowledging its “responsibility and fatal errors” as well as taking “disciplinary action” for those responsible for the Monday attack. A preliminary investigation carried out by the Israeli Joint…

US fumes at Israel over difficulty in getting relief to Gaza

The strike that killed a group of aid workers in Gaza puts in stark relief the difficulties the U.S. faces in delivering relief to an intensifying humanitarian crisis, especially as it follows the cutoff of American funding to the main UN Palestinian agency. The Biden administration has shown no sign it’s considering conditioning military aid to Israel as a consequence. But Democrats — including the president — are increasingly…

World Central Kitchen releases the names of employees killed in Gaza

World Central Kitchen (WCK), the non-profit organization that has delivered food to civilians in Gaza, released the names of its seven employees who were killed by Israeli airstrikes Monday. “These are the heroes of WCK. These 7 beautiful souls were killed by the IDF in a strike as they were returning from a full day’s mission,” Erin Gore, the organization’s CEO said in a statement….

José Andrés admonishes Israel for ‘indiscriminate killing’ after aid workers’ deaths

Celebrity chef José Andrés criticized Israel for its “indiscriminate killing” after seven of his charity’s employees were killed delivering aid to civilians in Gaza. “The Israeli government needs to stop this indiscriminate killing. It needs to stop restricting humanitarian aid, stop killing civilians and aid workers, and stop using food as a weapon,” Andrés posted on X, formerly Twitter. Andrés is the founder of World…

Aid ship loaded with food gathered by José Andrés charity sets sail for Gaza

An aid ship loaded with 200 tons of food gathered by World Central Kitchen set sail for Gaza on Tuesday. Celebrity chef José Andrés, the founder of charity World Central Kitchen, has called for more access points to Gaza to open a flow of humanitarian aid. The aid is being transported by the Spanish aid group Open Arms, The Associated Press reported.   In a…