Stuff: Two workers for NZ charity ReliefAid killed when homes bombed in Gaza


A New Zealand charity that provides aid to war-torn nations has had two of its refugee employees killed in the Gaza Strip.

ReliefAid founder and chief executive Mike Seawright is currently working out of Istanbul. He told Sunday Morning that local Gazan workers had been “doing the heavy lifting” in distributing food and water.

Since the interview was recorded, but before it went to air, the charity announced that two ReliefAid members they identified as Mohammad and Mahmoud had been killed when their homes in the Jabalia refugee camp were hit in a missile strike.

A spokesperson said in a statement: “Just a few days earlier, describing the situation in Gaza, they had told us, ‘Whoever is still alive does not know if he will live for a few more minutes.’

Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Friday, November 10.

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