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Press Release | April 4, 2024

April 4 USCENTCOM Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza


April 4, 2024
Release Number 20240404- 01

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted an air drop of humanitarian assistance into Northern Gaza on April 4, 2024, at 12:18 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.

The 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. 

During today's mission, approximately 20 bundles landed in the sea near the shoreline. USCENTCOM does not assess civilian harm or damage to infrastructure at this time but continue 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.