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Seven Lives Lost: The Tragic Loss of World Central Kitchen Employees in Gaza

BySamantha Nguyen

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

The tragic loss of seven employees from World Central Kitchen (WCK) has been felt deeply in the humanitarian community. On March 12, a ship carrying 200 tons of food departed for Gaza, with more shipments planned. However, on their way back from the mission, the group was hit by Israeli airstrikes, killing Saifeddin Issam Aydan Abutaha, Lalzawami Frankcom, Damian Soból, Jacob Flickinger, John Chapman, James Henderson and James Kirby.

Abutaha, Frankcom and Soból were part of WCK’s relief team while Chapman, Henderson and Kirby were part of the security team. They were leaving a warehouse in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza when the strike occurred. This incident has led to widespread mourning among friends and relatives of the deceased as well as the wider humanitarian community.

WCK founder José Andrés expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and called on Israel to stop its indiscriminate killing practices that have resulted in innocent people losing their lives. He urged them to take responsibility for this incident and prevent it from happening again in the future.

Israeli Prime Minister also issued a statement expressing regret over what he called an “unintended strike.” He acknowledged that there is still much work to be done to ensure that civilians are protected during military operations. WCK CEO Erin Gore also released a statement expressing her deep sadness at the loss of her colleagues and calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza so that civilians can be safe once again.

By Samantha Nguyen

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