UN suspends Gaza nighttime aid operations following WCK strike

People gather around the carcass of a car used by US-based aid group World Central Kitchen, that was hit by an Israeli strike the previous day in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on April 2, 2024. (AFP)
People gather around the carcass of a car used by US-based aid group World Central Kitchen, that was hit by an Israeli strike the previous day in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on April 2, 2024. (AFP)

The United Nations has suspended movements at night for at least 48 hours to evaluate security issues following a deadly IDF strike on a convoy belonging to the World Central Kitchen food charity, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric says during a briefing.

The WCK strike took place at night.

Dujarric says the suspension started today. The World Food Program is continuing operations during the day, including daily efforts to send convoys to the north of Gaza “where people are dying,” Dujarric says.

“As famine closes in we need humanitarian staff and supplies to be able to move freely and safely across the Gaza Strip,” he tells reporters.

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