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Poland provides parachutes for Gaza aid drops

By : News Editor

Jordan Daily – A shipment of 711 sets of parachutes, valued at 871,350 PLN, ($ 216,269) arrived in Jordan from Poland early on Monday, marking a significant step in the ongoing humanitarian efforts for the Gaza Strip.

In a statement seen by Jordan Daily , the parachutes, provided by the Polish Armed Forces, are intended for airdrops of food, medical supplies, and other humanitarian aid to the conflict-stricken Strip.

Poland’s contribution comes in response to a request from Jordan, underscoring the country’s commitment to supporting Jordan’s efforts to provide aid and protection for civilians in the Gaza Strip, the statement added.

In addition to the parachutes, the Polish government has pledged 2 million USD to UN agencies, including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the World Food Programme (WFP). This donation aligns with Poland’s ongoing commitment to supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

The WFP, a key humanitarian partner of Poland, provides food assistance to over 1.5 million people in the Gaza Strip each month. The Polish financial contribution is in line with the WFP’s announced requirement of 760 million USD to run a humanitarian operation in the Gaza Strip until the end of 2024.

The handover of the Polish aid at Marka military airport near Amman was attended by Ambassador Lucjan Karpiński, Defense Attaché Col. Adam Tonderys, and other members of the embassy team.

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