April 2 CENTCOM Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted an airdrop of humanitarian assistance into Northern Gaza on April 2, 2024, at 1:23 p.m. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict. The joint operation included four C-130 U.S. Air Force aircraft and U.S. Army Soldiers specialized in aerial delivery of U.S humanitarian assistance supplies. U.S. C-130s dropped over 50,680 U.S. meal equivalents into Northern Gaza, an area of great need, allowing for civilian access to the critical aid. USCENTCOM does not assess civilian harm or damage to infrastructure at this time but continues to monitor the situation. The DoD humanitarian airdrops contribute to ongoing U.S. and partner-nation government efforts to alleviate human suffering. These airdrops are part of a sustained effort, and we continue to plan follow-on aerial deliveries.

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