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Joint statement after the deadly attack on the convoy of the NGO “World Central Kitchen” which resulted in the loss of seven lives < p>It is imperative that Israel take up its responsibility to protect humanitarian workers, who should be able to carry out their vital work safely and without fear of losing their lives, they stress in joint statement by Cyprus and the UAE, after the deadly attack on a convoy of the NGO “World Central Kitchen” which resulted in the loss of seven lives.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Cyprus expressed their condemnation of Israel's raid against WCK workers and their deepest condolences to the families of the victims and their countries of origin, as well as to the management and WCK staff. They also wish the injured a speedy recovery.

“The UAE and Cyprus strongly denounced all acts of violence against workers who dedicate their lives to serving those in need, and reiterated that the targeting of humanitarian aid personnel is a flagrant violation of all international treaties that ensure the protection of aid and rescue workers,” the joint statement reads.

It is noted that the UAE, Cyprus and WCK, through the Amalthia initiative, aim to provide emergency humanitarian aid and supplies to the Gaza Strip to prevent a famine in northern Gaza, through the delivery and safe distribution of of food supplies.

“The two countries stressed that the humanitarian disaster in Gaza calls for such a collective, international approach to immediately mitigate the threat to innocent lives, ensuring urgent, safe, unhindered and sustainable aid delivery “, the joint statement underlines.

It is reported that Palestinian families urgently require basic conditions to avoid further deterioration of the health situation and the need for Israel to take responsibility for the protection of workers is underlined.

The flow must continue. aid to Gaza, says President Christodoulidis

President Nikos Christodoulidis has underlined that it is imperative to continue the flow of humanitarian aid to Gaza, as the needs intensify by the day.

In his post on Platform X after the deadly attack on a convoy of the NGO World Central Kitchen, the President of the Republic noted that he is devastated by the tragic news of the loss of life of the WCK staff.

He expressed the offered his deepest condolences to their families and friends and underlined that the principles of international humanitarian law are clear and unambiguous “and we have called for a thorough investigation of this tragic incident”.

“It is important, despite this tragic fact, the flow of humanitarian aid to continue as the needs in Gaza increase day by day,” he noted.

Source: politis.com.cy

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