Islamic Relief Canada's Press Release in response to attacks on aid workers in Gaza

April 2, 2024 - We are outraged by yet another deadly attack on humanitarian workers, including one Canadian Citizen, trying to prevent a man-made famine. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody at World Central Kitchen.

Unfortunately, this tragic news is not new. To date, at least 196 aid workers have been killed by Israel since October. Places that are protected under humanitarian law, like schools. Hospitals, Mosques and Churches have routinely been targeted.

Six months of Israeli bombing has turned Gaza into the world’s most dangerous place to deliver aid. More than 200 aid workers, mostly Palestinians, have been killed – the deadliest-ever crisis for humanitarian workers. 

Children are starving to death because Israel is preventing sufficient aid from entering by land, and now humanitarian workers are being killed while they try to deliver lifesaving food that has been shipped in by sea.

We support the Canadian government's call for an immediate investigation and urge the government to apply pressure on the Israeli government to respect international law and protect civilians and humanitarian personnel; only an immediate ceasefire and an end to Israel’s siege can prevent famine and mass loss of life now. 

To arrange an interview or any other media request, please contact: Mashaal Saeed, Communications Team Lead at [email protected] or 647 919 1580.

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Islamic Relief Canada is a registered charity in Canada and a prominent Muslim NGO that works in more than 40 countries to provide humanitarian