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Royal Air Force Airdrop Into Gaza

RAF airdrop of humanitarian aid for Gaza, 25 March 2024 [Crown Copyright: AS1 Leah Jones]

The Royal Air Force airdropped over 10 tonnes of food supplies into Gaza for the first time on Monday (25 March) from a RAF A400M Atlas.

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News Release, Whitehall, 26 March 2024: The Royal Air Force airdropped over 10 tonnes of food supplies into Gaza for the first time on Monday, as part of international efforts to provide life-saving assistance to civilians. The aid, which consists of water, rice, cooking oil, flour, tinned goods and baby formula, will support the people of Gaza.

RAF airdrop of humanitarian aid for Gaza, 25 March 2024 [Crown Copyright: AS1 Leah Jones]

The Defence Secretary authorised the airdrop following an assessed reduction in threat to the military mission and risk to civilians. An RAF A400M flew from Amman, Jordan, to airdrop this aid along the northern coastline of Gaza, as part of the Jordanian-led international aid mission. UK personnel worked closely with the Royal Jordanian Air Force to plan and conduct this mission.

RAF airdrop of humanitarian aid for Gaza, 25 March 2024 [Crown Copyright: AS1 Leah Jones]
RAF airdrop of humanitarian aid for Gaza, 25 March 2024 [Crown Copyright: AS1 Leah Jones]

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