Royal Australian Air Force aircrew arrive at their C-130J Hercules transport aircraft as airdrop bundles of humanitarian aid are loaded into the aircraft for delivery to isolated Iraqi civilians on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq - photo Australian DoD
14 August 2014 Australian DoD
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed its first humanitarian drop to Iraq, delivering nine tonnes of badly needed supplies to Yezidi civilians, trapped on Mount Sinjar in the country’s north.
The RAAF C-130J Hercules delivered 10 large bundles of Australian humanitarian supplies.
The cargo included 150 boxes of high energy biscuits and 340 boxes of bottled water – enough to feed and hydrate 3700 people for 24 hours.
The ADF’s contribution in Iraq is part of a coordinated international humanitarian response.