Biden expresses sympathy for loss of World Central Kitchen employees

Tragic Loss: The World Central Kitchen Airstrike and the Importance of Continuing Humanitarian Efforts

World Central Kitchen, a charity founded by celebrity chef José Andrés, has temporarily halted its operations in Gaza after seven aid workers were killed in an Israeli airstrike. President Joe Biden called chef José Andrés to offer condolences over the tragic deaths of the aid workers who were working for the nonprofit organization. Biden expressed his sorrow and grief with the World Central Kitchen family, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the immense contribution the organization has made to Gaza and communities around the world.

The workers were killed in an airstrike as their convoy was leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah after unloading over 100 tons of food aid brought to Gaza by sea. The group had coordinated its movements with the Israeli military and the convoy was clearly marked with the World Central Kitchen logo. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the airstrike as unintended and tragic, promising an independent inquiry into the incident.

The United States expressed outrage over the airstrikes, with White House spokesperson John Kirby calling for a swift and comprehensive investigation by the Israeli military. The U.S. hopes for transparency in the investigation and expects appropriate accountability for the tragic loss of life. The World Central Kitchen aid workers who lost their lives in Gaza will be remembered for their dedication to helping those in need.

World Central Kitchen is known for its work providing food aid to communities affected by natural disasters, conflicts, and poverty around the world. In recent years, it has been active in Gaza, delivering much-needed food aid to people living there.

The organization’s founder, José Andrés, has been vocal about his commitment to helping those affected by conflict and disaster. He has traveled extensively to areas where his organization operates and works tirelessly to ensure that people have access to nutritious food.

The death of these seven aid workers is a tragic reminder of how dangerous it can be to work in areas affected by conflict or disaster. It is also a reminder of how important it is for organizations like World Central Kitchen to continue their work despite these risks.

As president Joe Biden said when he spoke with chef José Andrés about this tragedy: “We must never forget that every human life is precious.”

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