UAE, Egypt airdrop second batch of humanitarian aid in northern Gaza

The Joint Operations Command of the Ministry of Defence has announced the completion of the second airdrop of humanitarian and relief aid by the UAE Air Force and the Egyptian Air Force in the northern Gaza Strip, as part of the "Birds of Goodness" operation. The operation aims to alleviate the suffering of the war-ravaged Palestinian people.

Joint teams from both countries carried out the operation using three aircraft carrying about 42 tonnes of food and medical aid, bringing the total to 78 tonnes since the operation was launched.

Operation "Birds of Goodness" is part of the “Gallant Knight 3” humanitarian operation, which was launched on 5th November 2023, in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The operation, which will run for several weeks, showcases the level of UAE-Egypt coordination to support the people of Gaza. It also comes within the framework of Arab solidarity to help the Palestinian people in light of the dire circumstances in the Gaza Strip.

This humanitarian operation reflects the determination of the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt to provide all forms of humanitarian support to the Palestinian people and overcome the challenges to alleviate their suffering.