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Press Release | April 11, 2024

April 11 USCENTCOM Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza


April 11, 2024
Release Number 20240411 - 01 

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted an air drop of humanitarian assistance into Northern Gaza on April 11, 2024, at 12:26 p.m. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict.

The joint operation included one 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-130 dropped approximately 6,000 pounds of food into Northern Gaza, an area of great need, allowing for civilian access to the critical aid.

To date the U.S. has dropped approximately 855 tons of humanitarian assistance supplies. 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.