UK aid plane to Gaza takes off from Jordan as humanitarian crisis continues

Aid to Gaza has been loaded and dispatched as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to raise international concern.

The UK-funded consignment of aid, delivered by the Jordanian Air Force, was dropped on Wednesday 21 February into the Tal Al-Hawa Hospital in northern Gaza.

Four tonnes of vital supplies were provided in the air-drop, including medicines, fuel, and food for hospital patients and staff.

The Tal al-Hawa Hospital, set up by the Jordanian Armed Forces, is located in Gaza City and has treated thousands of patients since the start of the crisis.