DOD Airlifts 54,000 Pounds of UN Humanitarian Aid For Gaza
The aid was transported via Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft and included vitally needed medical supplies, warm clothing, food, and nutrition assistance.
Department of Defense: Today, the United States airlifted more than 54,000 pounds of United Nations humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said at a Pentagon news conference. This is in addition to the over 500,000 pounds of food assistance delivered by the US last week.
The aid includes vitally needed medical supplies, warm clothing, food, and nutrition assistance. At the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the supplies were transported via Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft and arrived in Al-Arish, Egypt, where they will be transported via ground transportation to Gaza and distributed by U.N. agencies, Ryder said.