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Israeli airstrikes on Gaza aid worker convoy sparks condemnation from UK’s Sunak and President Biden: Updates

The NGO has provided food aid in some of the world’s biggest disasters and conflicts, from Haiti to Ukraine.

Athena Stavrou

International leaders are demanding answers from Israel after seven aid workers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza.

Rishi Sunak and US president Joe Biden are among the figures calling for a thorough investigation from Israel after members of the World Central Kitchen (WCK) team, including three Brits, were killed returning from coordinating an aid shipment.

WCK is a charity that has been supplying food to starving Palestinians who are on the brink of famine amid Israel’s total war on the besieged strip.

The killings have prompted international condemnation.

On Tuesday evening, Mr Sunak telephoned Benjamin Netanyahu to say that “far too many aid workers and ordinary civilians have lost their lives in Gaza” and that the situation there is “increasingly intolerable”.

Mr Biden said he was “outraged and heartbroken” at the news as he said Israel had not done enough to protect aid workers.

Save the Children will ‘continue working around the clock’ in Gaza amid fears aid worker killings could halt charity operations

Aid workers with Save the Children will “continue working around the clock” in Gaza amid fears that the killing of World Central Kitchen workers could halt much-needed aid to the region.

Liz Bradshaw, senior conflict and humanitarian adviser at the charity, said the deaths of the World Central Kitchen aid workers were an “unspeakable tragedy” and part of a “horrendous trend” of attacks on aid workers.

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