Second aid group suspends Gaza operations, citing danger to staff

Aid organization Anera says it is suspending relief operations in Gaza, citing security risks after seven members of fellow group World Central Kitchen were killed in an Israeli strike.

The group says the deadly bombing is “part of the same pattern of targeted attacks on humanitarian aid workers” that left one of its staffers dead last month.

“After six months of constant bombing and flagrant violations of international law, and with consultation from our Gaza team, Anera has concluded it is best to pause our operations,” the group writes online, stressing that the pause is temporary.

It says it will continue organizing aid trucks and preparing food to go out, but is pausing “food and non-food distributions, free healthcare days and psychosocial activities” until “our staff in Gaza determine they are able to deliver aid without fear of being killed.”

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