April 13, 2024

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The first humanitarian aid drops took place

The first humanitarian aid drops took place



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Gaza Strip: First humanitarian aid drops held

Gaza Strip: First humanitarian aid drops held

(France 2)

The US gave up the equivalent of 38,000 meals. However, aid, which does not compensate for the work of ground humanitarian convoys, is difficult to enter into its territory.

The first packages dropped by the Americans were welcomed in Gaza (Palestine) as a gift from heaven: a bunch of about twenty parachutes, a drop in the ocean of the enclave's humanitarian needs. The equivalent of 38,000 meals were distributed on Saturday, March 2. Other activities should be pursued despite the risk. “It's very difficult to do an aerial route in a populated environment like Gaza.”White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.

At least 1,000 humanitarian vehicles were blocked at the border

These air deliveries are also more expensive. The Americans are considering sending aid by sea, but this does not compensate for humanitarian convoys by land.

According to the United Nations, at least 1,000 vehicles have been blocked at the border with Egypt, while famine threatens Gaza. “All entry points into Gaza must remain open“, emphasizes Georgios Petropoulos of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Malnutrition and dehydration particularly affect very young children. According to Palestinian officials, around ten people have already died.