Egypt and UAE Collaborate on Humanitarian Airdrops in Northern Gaza

egypt Fri, Mar. 1, 2024
Gharib Abdel Hafez, spokesman for the Egyptian Armed Forces, has confirmed that Egypt and the UAE are continuing their joint efforts to airdrop tons of humanitarian aid onto the north of the Gaza Strip.

The aid included large quantities of food, medicine, and urgent supplies that were airdropped onto various areas in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, he added.

On Tuesday, Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, and France coordinated efforts to airdrop much-needed assistance to Gaza, showcasing global solidarity in addressing humanitarian challenges.

The northern part of the besieged strip is facing a systematic starvation by Israeli forces amid ongoing shelling and sniping Palestinians. So far, six infants were starved to death due to the absence of baby formula and malnutrition. Israel has killed more than 30,00 people and injured more than 70,000 others in the strip since October 7, 2023.

Abdel Hafez reported that Egypt dropped 50 tons of aid in northern and central Gaza on Tuesday.

Also, Egypt has erected 400 tents capable of accommodating up to 4,000 people in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip. This marks the second refugee camp established by Egypt and includes amenities such as power supply and sanitation facilities.

Another camp is slated for construction north of Deir al-Balah, while an Egyptian field hospital and two aid distribution centers will be established in Rafah.