Tens of Thousands of Refugees in Gaza Starving, U.S. Military Airdrops 38,000 Food Packages for Emergency Relief


Since the outbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, approximately 300,000 Palestinians have been suffering from food shortages and lack of clean drinking water. In the northern Gaza Strip, children have even died due to hunger. Despite recent efforts, the situation remains dire.

In the past few days, both the United States and Jordan have airdropped 36,000 food rations in northern Gaza. However, local residents report that the aid is insufficient to meet the basic needs of the large population. The conflict between Israel and Hamas has persisted for nearly 5 months, leaving Gaza in ruins and its inhabitants desperate.

Last Thursday, during clashes over aid distribution, at least 115 starving Palestinians lost their lives, and hundreds more were injured. The people of Gaza express their willingness to endure hunger, but they are desperate to feed their children, even at the cost of their own lives.

Despite more than 20 rounds of aid airdrops by France, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, the United States, and Jordan in recent weeks, Gaza still requires land and sea routes for effective assistance. The United States should exert more pressure on its ally, Israel, to achieve a ceasefire.

The United Nations estimates that one-fourth of Gaza's 2.3 million population faces hunger. Humanitarian organizations criticize the U.S. airdrops for failing to keep up with the escalating demand. Additionally, the high cost of airdrops risks delivering aid to the wrong recipients or even into the sea.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasizes that Israel must explore all avenues to provide Gaza with more relief supplies. As the humanitarian crisis worsens, achieving a ceasefire becomes increasingly challenging.