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Seven WCK Employees Killed in Israeli Airstrike: Tragic Loss for Humanity and the Non-Profit Sector

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
World Central Kitchen reveals the identities of employees who lost their lives in Gaza

A tragic event occurred recently when World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit organization that has been delivering food to civilians in Gaza, lost seven employees who were killed by Israeli airstrikes. The employees were on their way back from a mission when the strike occurred, according to a statement from WCK CEO Erin Gore.

Among those killed were Saifeddin Issam Aydan Abutaha, Lalzawami Frankcom, Damian Soból, Jacob Flickinger, John Chapman, James Henderson, and James Kirby. Abutaha, Frankcom, Soból, and Flickinger were part of the WCK relief team, while Chapman, Henderson, and Kirby were part of the WCK security team. The employees were leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza when the strike happened.

Israeli Prime Minister expressed regret over the incident, calling it an “unintended strike.” WCK founder José Andrés called on the Israeli government to stop the indiscriminate killing and prevent any more innocent lives from being lost. The organization had recently sent food shipments to Gaza, with the employees delivering over 100 tons of food shortly before the incident.

The deaths of these brave humanitarians have been mourned by their friends and relatives as well as by the wider humanitarian community. These employees had traveled the world to participate in relief efforts following wars and natural disasters. On March 12th a ship carrying 200 tons of food departed for Gaza with more food shipments planned. This loss is not only a tragedy for their families but also for humanity as a whole.

By Samantha Jones

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