By Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service
The C-130s out of Ramstein Air Base,
, will deliver six pallets of aid supplies, including 4,000 blankets, 40 rolls of plastic sheeting, and 9,600 10-liter water containers to Germany , according to Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan. Djerba, Tunisia
“Those two aircraft stopped in
, where they picked up humanitarian assistance [supplies] from the USAID … warehouse,” Lapan said. Italy
The planes will return to
tomorrow to relocate Egyptian refugees back to Tunisia , he said. Egypt
The request for aid came from the Egyptian government, through the U.S. Embassy to the State Department and to the Department of Defense, Lapan said.
The flights are part of U.S. Africa Command-led Operation Odyssey Dawn, which is providing humanitarian assistance to people fleeing
in the wake of recent political uprisings and violence there. Libya
A number of NATO countries and international organizations also are contributing aid, Lapan said.
President Barack Obama announced yesterday that the
would give humanitarian aid and send military and civilian aircraft to assist refugees leaving United States . Libya