California Humanitarian Aid Arrives to Help Civilians in Israel and Gaza
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SACRAMENTO ~ Governor Gavin Newsom of California has announced the successful delivery of 104 pallets of medical supplies, including field hospitals, to both Israel and Gaza. The two shipments were coordinated with the help of nonprofit and government partners, such as Direct Relief, a California-based humanitarian aid organization, the Israeli Health Ministry, and IsraAID. The shipment to Israel arrived last month while the supplies to civilians in Gaza arrived earlier this week.

The Governor had previously authorized the immediate expansion of funds to bolster the safety and security at religious institutions, places of worship, and faith-based institutions across the state. He also called on California's university systems to take further steps to protect student safety. In October, he traveled to Israel and visited the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) disaster logistics warehouse in Solano County to help pack the supplies announced today.

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In a statement regarding this humanitarian aid package, Governor Newsom said: "These humanitarian supplies represent our California values: when people are in need, the Golden State is there with a helping hand. California's heart is with all innocent civilians harmed in this conflict."

The delivery of supplies to Gaza was dependent on the opening of a reliable humanitarian corridor for aid which occurred during the temporary cease-fire negotiated by the Biden-Harris Administration. The supplies delivered are deemed surplus and do not impact the state's ability to rapidly respond to any disasters that may occur in the state.

Governor Newsom's efforts have been praised by many for his commitment towards providing civilians in Israel and Gaza with medical aid and assistance.

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