KHOM, first Malaysian NGO to send aid to Northern Gaza via airdrop

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 480 food boxes donated by the Malaysian public will be airdropped to northern Gaza, using a Royal Jordanian Air Force C130 cargo plane soon.

This mission marks the first involvement of a Malaysian non-governmental organisation (NGO), Karisma Humanitarian Outreach Mission (KHOM), in collaboration with Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO), Childcare Charity Association (CCCA), and the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

KHOM missions director, Nik Marina Hussin said that the "Emergency Airdrop Operation Gaza" is the only option available to assist the residents of northern Gaza who are facing starvation due to the closure of all entry points by the Israeli military.

"This is the latest humanitarian step by KHOM in its aid mission to Palestine through the airdrop initiative initiated by the Royal Jordanian Air Force to assist around 300,000 Palestinians who have been cut off from any supply sources," she told Bernama.

Nik Marina said that apart from food aid, 200 boxes of personal hygiene kits will also be sent via trucks through land routes in the southern part of Gaza.

"We have been informed that the aid is expected to arrive in northern Gaza within this week, following the coordination process required by the military besides adhering to the delivery schedule," she said.

Nik Marina, who is currently in Amman, said that they are also monitoring the packaging work at the warehouse located in Zarqa before handing over to JHCO representatives and subsequently to the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

She said that KHOM's initiative is hoped will pave the way for more Malaysian NGOs to gain access to deliver aid to northern Gaza.

"We welcome any parties to collaborate with KHOM to send aid to northern Gaza, which is urgently needed at the moment," she said.

This airdrop operation marks the 14th phase of KHOM's campaign in aiding Palestine since the October war on Gaza last year.

KHOM, a registered NGO, is actively carrying out humanitarian missions in six countries including Jordan, Syria, and Palestine, among others, to aid refugees and victims of war. - Bernama

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