U.S. begins airdropping food in Gaza, but it’s a less-than-ideal means of aid delivery

TEL AVIV, Israel – The U.S. military on Saturday said it began dropping food over the Gaza Strip, a war-torn enclave desperate for humanitarian aid.

A “a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza” of over 38,000 meals along the coastline using C-130 aircraft was conducted by U.S. and Jordanian air forces, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

“We are conducting planning for potential follow-on airborne aid delivery missions,” CENTCOM said.

President Biden on Friday said the U.S. would carry out airdrops in coming days, “redouble our efforts to open a maritime corridor, and expand deliveries by land.”

Source: https://www.npr.org/2024/03/02/1235485952/gaza-aidrops-us-military-humanitarian-aid

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