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An Airdropped Aid Package Damaged A Building In Gaza, Showing How Dangerous And Inefficient Airdrops Are

A video that has gone viral showed an aid package landing on houses in northern Gaza on March 22, causing damage in the area and injuries, as reported by residents of the area.

An airdropped aid package has damaged homes and injured people on the ground in Gaza after it crashed into a building while falling from the sky, showing how dangerous and inefficient airdrops are for getting aid in.

A video that has gone viral on social media showed an aid package landing on houses in northern Gaza on Friday, March 22, causing damage in the area and injuries, as reported by residents of the area.

Earlier in March, a similar incident happened on March 8, when a parachute on an airdropped aid package failed to open during an air drop, killing five Palestinians and injuring at least 10 others.

While the US, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have started airdropping aid in recent days, aid agencies have said that airdrops are an expensive and inefficient way of delivering food and medical supplies.

The UN has said that “there is no meaningful substitute” for land deliveries and that road routes are the only way to deliver large quantities of food.

In a tweet on March 6, the UN said that a week’s airdrops only delivered six tons of food into northern Gaza while there was 200 tons of food waiting in 14 trucks that were blocked by Israel from entering.

Gaza is facing imminent famine as Israel is still blocking aid from entering and shooting and killing Palestinians desperately waiting for food aid.

Children are starving to death, with at least 27 children having died from malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza since Oct. 7.

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