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U.S. and Jordan airdrop 38,000 meals to starving civilians in Gaza

WASHINGTON, D.C - The united States and its ally in the Middle East, Jordan, delivered food to starving civilians trapped in Gaza as the war between Israel and Gaza drags on.

WASHINGTON, D.C – The united States and its ally in the Middle East, Jordan, delivered food to starving civilians trapped in Gaza as the war between Israel and Gaza drags on.

U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza on March 2, 2024, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict.

The combined operation included U.S. Air Force and RJAF C-130 aircraft and respective Army Soldiers specialized in aerial delivery of supplies, built bundles and ensured the safe drop of food aid.

U.S. C-130s dropped over 38,000 meals along the coastline of Gaza allowing for civilian access to the critical aid.

The DoD humanitarian airdrops contributes to ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the people in Gaza. We are conducting planning for potential follow-on airborne aid delivery missions.

These airdrops are part of a sustained effort to get more aid into Gaza, including by expanding the flow of aid through land corridors and routes.

President Joe Biden addressed the crisis, saying, “Together with Jordan, the United States airdropped the first package of aid into Gaza today. The amount of aid flowing to Gaza is not nearly enough and we will continue to pull out every stop we can to get more aid in.”

A ceasefire in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is being negotiated. The current war began after a brutal Hamas attack on Israeli citizens back on October 7, 2023.

(TOP PHOTO of the operation via @CENTCOM)

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