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Press Release | March 11, 2024

March 11 USCENTCOM Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza


March 11, 2024
Release Number 20240311 - 01

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted a humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on March 11, 2024, at 2:17 p.m. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict.

The joint operation included U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft and U.S. Army Soldiers specialized in aerial delivery of U.S. humanitarian assistance supplies.

U.S. C-130’s dropped over 27,600 U.S. meal equivalents and approximately 25,900 bottles of water into Northern Gaza, an area of great need, allowing for civilian access to the critical aid.

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.