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Press Release | April 25, 2024

April 25 USCENTCOM Conducts Humanitarian Airdrops into Gaza


April 25, 2024
Release Number 20240425-01

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on April 25, 2024, at 12:15 p.m. (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians in Gaza affected by the ongoing conflict.

The joint operation included two U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft. The U.S. C-130s dropped over 25,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), providing life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northern Gaza. To date the U.S. has dropped more than 1082 tons of humanitarian assistance.

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.