In announcement of sending humanitarian aid, Biden confuses Gaza Ukraine

When announcing the sending of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip region, President Joe Biden confused the Middle East region with Ukraine. The incident happened this Friday, 1st.

As a result, upon receiving a visit from the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, in Washington, Biden said twice that he would “help Ukraine”.

According to the president, the United States, Jordan and other countries will collaborate on “airdrops of additional food and supplies into Ukraine.”

Soon after, he declared that his country would “seek to continue to open other avenues in Ukraine, including the possibility of a maritime corridor to provide large amounts of humanitarian assistance.”

With that, moments later White House officials clarified that Biden was referring to Gaza, leading the president to emphasize that Palestinian children’s lives are at risk and that the US would “insist that Israel do more to facilitate aid to those affected by the war “.

Furthermore, Biden also pointed out that the humanitarian aid that arrived in Gaza on Saturday (2) is not even close to enough. “We will not stand still until we get more help. We should receive hundreds of trucks,” added the president.

According to the UN, 30,000 people were killed in the region and around 17,000 children were orphaned. Furthermore, 2.2 million Palestinians are on the brink of starvation due to food shortages.