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Press Release | April 23, 2024

April 23 USCENTCOM, Royal Jordanian Air Force Conduct Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza


April 23, 2024
Release Number 20240423-01

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on April 23, 2024, at 11:50 A.M. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians in Gaza affected by the ongoing conflict.   

The combined joint operation included Jordanian provided food and four U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft. The U.S. C-130’s dropped 30,016 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), providing life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northern Gaza.  Additionally, more than 6,000 pounds of Jordanian food supplies was also delivered. To date the U.S. has dropped nearly 1,041 tons of humanitarian assistance.

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.