A CORNWALL resident has been confirmed as one of the World Central Kitchen workers killed following an airstrike in Gaza.  

Humanitarian group World Central Kitchen (WCK) has named the seven workers who died following a strike launched by Israel in Gaza earlier this week. 

Among those who have been identified was James Henderson, 33, from Falmouth.  

Working with the organisation, which has been providing food in Gaza for those trapped between the current conflict, James had been working as a member of the WCK security team.  

In a statement released on April 2, a WCK spokesperson said: “World Central Kitchen is devastated to confirm seven members of our team have been killed in an IDF strike in Gaza. 

“The WCK team was traveling in a deconflicted zone in two armoured cars branded with the WCK logo and a soft skin vehicle. 

“Despite coordinating movements with the IDF, the convoy was hit as it was leaving the Deir al-Balah warehouse, where the team had unloaded more than 100 tons of humanitarian food aid brought to Gaza on the maritime route.”  

CEO of World Central Kitchen, Erin Gore added: “This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organizations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war. This is unforgivable.”  

Paying tribute to the seven people who lost their lives, Mrs Gore said: “These are the heroes of World Central Kitchen. These seven beautiful souls were killed by the IDF in a strike as they were returning from a full day's mission.  

“Their smiles, laughter, and voices are forever embedded in our memories. And we have countless memories of them giving their best selves to the world. We are reeling from our loss. The world's loss.”