SAF team returns from Gaza airdrop mission after delivering supplies equivalent to over

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) team involved in the airdrop of humanitarian supplies into Gaza returned home on Tuesday (Apr 2) after a two-week deployment in Jordan.

They had delivered via airdrop over 20 tonnes of food supplies, which is equivalent to more than 59,000 meals, said the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).

This was Singapore’s third tranche of humanitarian aid for Gaza. The first package of aid, consisting of supplies and funds raised, was delivered to the Egyptian Red Crescent in early November 2023.

Later that month, medicine, sanitation items and water filters were also delivered to the organisation. 

In the latest humanitarian mission, a C-130 transport aircraft and crew members from the Republic of Singapore Air Force and Singapore Army conducted the airdrop operations from Amman, Jordan, together with the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

The food items were contributed by the SAF and non-governmental organisations such as Relief Singapore and Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiative Singapore. 

There were also some supplies from the Jordanians, MINDEF added.

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