Egypt continues humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza



Thu, 04 Apr 2024 - 10:07 GMT


Thu, 04 Apr 2024 - 10:07 GMT

CAIRO – 4 April 2024:The Egyptian Air Force continued to airdrop large quantities of urgent humanitarian and relief aid including food and vital needs into the Gaza Strip on April 3-4 in cooperation with Jordan and a number of countries participating in the international coalition.

The move comes in accordance with relevant directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.


In March, Egypt declared its participation in the global alliance, which includes Jordan, the United States, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, to provide airdropped aid to Gaza.

The first humanitarian aid airdrop by Egypt took place on Tuesday, February 27, in coordination with Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, and France.

The operations target different areas in northern Gaza that are challenging to access through ground means.

Cairo has consistently emphasized that the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza remains open to facilitate the delivery of aid.

However, Egyptian officials have repeatedly accused Israel of obstructing aid deliveries through the Rafah and Kerem Abu Salem crossings.

During a ministerial meeting in Cairo on Thursday, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates jointly called for the opening of all border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip to enable the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

The need for aid in Gaza has grown increasingly urgent, with the United Nations estimating that at least a quarter of the strip's population is on the brink of famine.




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