The US military is scheduled to begin carrying out air drops of food and supplies into Gaza in the coming days. It will join other countries, such as France, Jordan, and Egypt, that have done the same.

The United Nations warns that the Gaza Strip is on the brink of famine. Officials say it will be difficult to ensure that aid reaches the people who need it and does not end up in an inaccessible place. It is unclear what type of aircraft will be used, but C-17s and C-130s are best suited.