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Press Release | May 7, 2024

May 7 USCENTCOM, Royal Jordanian Air Force Conduct Humanitarian Air Drops into Gaza


May 07, 2024
Release Number 20240507-01

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Northern Gaza on May 7, 2024, at 1:15 p.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 three U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft. U.S. C-130’s dropped more than 25,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), providing life-saving humanitarian assistance in Northern Gaza.  Additionally, more than 13,000 meal equivalents of Jordanian food supplies were also delivered. To date the U.S. has dropped 1,200 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.