Palestinian Territories – Despatch of emergency humanitarian aid by France (26 October 2023)


At President Macron’s request, France is chartering a special flight coordinated by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre, to deliver emergency humanitarian freight for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The 54-tonne freight comprises:

  • Emergency medical kits made up of a batch of medicines and hospital equipment aimed at strengthening emergency facilities and capable of treating up to 500 seriously injured people;
  • 58 trunks of medicine supplied by the Association Tulipe and the NGO Première Urgence internationale, with each trunk enabling 500 patients to be cared for (paediatrics, emergency cases and general practice);
  • 18 emergency ventilators;
  • 1,000 solar lamps and about 10 generators provided by the NGO Électriciens sans frontières;
  • 336 tents each providing shelter for one family;
  • 28 tonnes of food supplements and 70,000 water treatment tablets provided by the company Nutriset.

The emergency freight will be transported on a plane made available by the CMA CGM Foundation as part of its partnership with the Crisis and Support Centre, from Paris to Egypt. It will be handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent.

This is another contribution by France to the emergency humanitarian response in Gaza, for civilians. France reiterates its call for a humanitarian truce, so that the aid can meet the long-term needs of civilians in Gaza.