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Press Release | April 10, 2024

April 10 USCENTCOM Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza


April 10, 2024
Release Number 20240410 - 01 

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted an air drop of humanitarian assistance into Northern Gaza on April 10, 2024, at 1:08 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. To date the U.S. has dropped approximately 852 tons of humanitarian assistance supplies.

During today's mission, one of the bundles landed in the shallow water near shore. 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.