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Oliva, Amber M
From: CMS TaskForce1J .RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:13 AM
To: eMS TaskForce1 C-Coordinator
Cc: TaskForce-1; TaskForce-1
SUbJect: RE: List of AF Offers for Asslstanca- Pledged or Received

Correction: Cameroon's assistance (200,0000,000 CFA) has been received by US Embassy and
deposited in US Treasury account. Earlier e-mail from Desk Officer indicates that amount
equates to $500,000 USD (vs. $450,000 USD).

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>From: CMS TaskForce1J
>Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 1:44 AM
'>To: CMS TaskForce1C-Coordinator
>Cc: TaskForce-1
>Subject: List of AF Offers for Assistance - Pledged or Received
>
>Received
>Djibouti $50,000
>Gabon $500,000
>Mauritania $200,000 (from Mauritania Business Council)
>Kenya $100,000
>Ethiopia $100,000 (NOT ON MATRIX)
'>
>Pledged
>Cameroon $450,000
>Equatorial Guinea $500,000 (from private organization)
>Rwanda $100,000
>Uganda $200,000
>Togo $100,000
>Nigeria $1 million (pending review by L as GON wanted to give check to S.
Desk Officer spoke wit GON Finance Min suggesting GON donate to Red
> Cross. Awaiting results/reply from L
on issue and GON on suggestion)
>Sao Tome Principe $18,000

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 27 OCT 2006 200503991
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Choi, Martino I .

From: CMS TaskForce1D-DepCoordinator


Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:52 PM
To: TaskForce-1
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Subject: 09 11 2005 (1500-2300)

Hurricane Katrina Task Force


Deputy Director Shift Report
9-11-2005 (1500-2300)
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ACTION ITEMS

• Ecuador has offered plywood. FEMA is interested, and is asking if there are any
import restrictions, number of sheets and dimensions of plywood offered, and
whether shipping costs are included or if FEMA would have to play to transport
plywood to affected areas. .
• Desk needs to confirm Ambassador Thomas' report that the Dalai Lama
announced Tibet will make or has made a $100,000 donation, for relief efforts.
• Area offices are tasked with compiling lists of donating countries for thank you
".
letters.

• Pending items include


o Have we" received L approval from DoS official to accept donations from
Nigeria and Bangladesh? (check wffF Director - he forwarded offers to L
for guidance on the check's format)
o We must accept or decline Jordan's offer of forensic experts (OFDA and
HHS and Task Force representative will conference call Monday to discuss
Jordan and additional forensics offers)
o Has AF sent a cable accepting Armenia, Sao Tome and Gabon's offers of
cash?
o Has EUR drafted a cable regarding OFDA decision to reject Russia's offer
of generators to sufficient supplies?
o Has EUR drafted a cable declining offer of a French salvage tug asking that
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the already departed tug be recalled?'
o Have we accepted a German offer of cell phone and internet equipment?
o Has SA received further guidance from Ambassador Thomas' staff on cable
declining Pakistan's offer of relief supplies? " I

o Has WHA drafted a cable putting on hold Argentina's offer of mental health
professionals;
o Has WHA drafted a cable declining Panama and Ecuador's offers of
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bananas?
o Are we accepting or declining Canadian ship offer of HMCS Protector?
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INFO ITEMS

• CA updated its "Hurricane Katrina Fact Sheet: Foreign Consular Access to New
Orleans" to note several items, including a Diplomatic Security escorted visit by
the Consuls General of Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Japan, Panama,
Spain, and Venezuela to their respective offices in New Orleans September 15.
• Updated guidance from FEMA says to decline all offers of generators as FEMA
has been able to source all generators locally.
• Tentative HHS acceptance offers from Argentina (mental health experts), Canada
(medical supplies), Mexico (mental health experts), and WHO (health officers and
health logisticians.) HHS will conference tomorrow to make final decisions.
• FEMA has agreed to let OFDA accept Sweden's offer of telecommunications
equipment. .

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REMAINING SIDFTS .,.


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In order to increase coordination between task force shifts and to minimize (if not
prevent) "dropping" of pending actions, the following steps are recommended:

• See above items on bureau reports and outgoing cable tracking


• Notebook for coordinators and bureau reps should be passed to next shifts
• Bureau reps and coordinators should fully-brief replacements on all pending action
items and other pressing issues before departing-task force room.
• Bureau reps should pass media play reports to Deputy Coordinator &
Coordinator. They should flag intervening anecdotes about foreign donors for
them as well.
• Bureau reps who draft acceptance cables should know that they may use previous
cables to their region as templates. The EUR bureau rep should make sure to
include the boilerplate language for NATO and Partnership for Peace states about
the EADRCC (Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordinator Center).

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(1500- 2300).doc

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Oliva, Amber M
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From: CMS TaskForce1D-DepCoordinator
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 200510:52 PM
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SUbJect: 09112005 (1500-2300)

Hurricane Katrina Task Force

Deputy Director Shift Report

9-11-2005 (1500-2300)

ACTION ITEMS

• Ecuador has offered plywood. FEMA is interested, and is asking if there are any
import restrictions, number of sheets and dimensions of plywood offered, and whether
shipping costs are included or if FEMA would have to play to·transport plywood to affected
areas.

• Desk needs to confirm Ambassador Thomas' report that the Dalai ,Lama announced
Tibet will make or has made a $100,000 donation for relief efforts.

• Area offices are tasked with compiling lists of donating countries for thank you
letters.

• Pending items include

o Have'we received L approval from DoS official to accept donations from Nigeria and
Bangladesh? (check w/TF Director - he forwarded offers to L for guidance on the check's
format)

o We must accept or decline Jordan's offer of forensic experts (OFDA and HHS and
Task Force representative will conference call Monday to discuss Jordan and additional
forensics offers)

o Has AF sent a cable accepting Armenia, Sao Tome and Gabon's offers of cash?

o Has EUR drafted a cable regarding OFDA decision to reject Russia's offer of
generators to sufficient supplies?

o Has EUR drafted a cable declining offer of a French salvage tug asking that the
already departed tug be recalled?

o Have we accepted a German offer of cell phone and internet equipment?

o Has SA received further guidance from Ambassador Thomas' staff on cable declining
Pakistan's offer of relief supplies?

o Has WHA drafted a cable putting' on hold Argentina's offer of mental health
professionals;

o Has WHA draf~ed a cable declining Panama and Ecuador's offers of bananas?

o Are we accepting or declining Canadian ship offer of HMCS Protector?

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 02 NOV 2006 200503991
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INFO ITEMS

* CA updated its "Hurricane Katrina Fact Sheet: Foreign Consular Access to New
Orleans" to note several items, including a Diplomatic Security escorted visit by the
Consuls General of Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Japan, Panama, Spain, and
Venezuela to their respective offices in New Orleans september 15. .

* Updated guidance from FEMA says to decline all offers of generators as FEMA has
been able to source all generators locally.

* Tentative HHS acceptance offers from Argentina (mental health experts), Canada
(medical supplies), Mexico (mental health experts), and WHO (health officers and health
logisticians.) HHS will conference tomorrow to make final decisions.

* FEMA has agreed to let OFDA accept Sweden's offer of telecommunications


equipment.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REMAINING SHIFTS

In order to increase coordination between task force shifts and to m~n~mize (if not
prevent) "dropping" of pending actions, the following steps are recommended:

* See above items on bureau reports and outgoing cable tracking

* Notebook for coordinators and bureau reps should be passed to next shifts

* Bureau reps and coordinators should fully brief replacements on all pending
action items and other pressing issues before departing task force room.

* Bureau reps should pass media play reports to Deputy Coordinator & coordinator.
They should flag intervening anecdotes about foreign donors for them as well.

* Bureau reps who draft acceptance cables should know that they may use previous
cables to their region as templates. The EUR bureau rep should make sure to include the
boilerplate language for NATO and Partnership for Peace states about the EADRCC (Euro-
.Atlantic Disaster Response Coordinator Center) .

\\SESSFPll\Task Forces\Task Force l\Documents\Deputy Coordinator\09 11 2005


(1500-2300) .doc

Drafted by: WHA/CAN Alan Holst

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Received
Djibouti $50,000
Gabon $500,000
Mauritania $200,000 (from Mauritania Business Council)
Kenya $100,000
Ethiopia $100,000 (NOT ON MATRIX)

Pledged
Cameroon $450,000
Equatorial Guinea $500,000 (from private organization)
Rwanda $100,000
Uganda $200,000
Togo $100,000
Nigeria $1 million (pending review by L as GON wanted to give check to S.
Desk Officer spoke wit GON Finance Min suggesting GON donate to Red
Cross. Awaiting- resul tsjreply fromL
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 09 NOV 2006 200503991
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Sent: Tuesday, January 1(}, 20069:12 AM B6
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SUbJect: FWT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

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Subject: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

SUBJECT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

REF: STATE 163279

1. As foreign governments, individuals and organizations continue to provide assistance


in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we must ensure that our appreciation for their
generosity and support continues to be expressed clearly and publicly. As delivery of
assistance from specific countries is confirmed, embassies are to make public statements
.to the government, in the media and in other appropriate venu~s thanking donors for their
help at this critical time. Statements should be coordinated with host governments to
avoid possible misunderstandings or preemption of donor country announcement.

2. Posts should keep the Task Force advised of actions taken in response to this cable.
For Post's information only, please see the attached list (para. 5) of foreign government
offers that have been accepted as of this date.

3. The Hurricane Katrina Task Force will advise posts of formal acceptance of specific
categories of assistance from individual countries as soon as approval is generated. The
Secretary's statement from Friday (Ref 163279), tailored to particular circumstances, may
serve as the basis for embassy statements.

4. In anticipatiqn of world leader interest in the recovery efforts going on in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina, the State Department will arrange special VIP briefings during the
UN General Assembly events of next week. These briefings will provide information on
recovery progress and donor assistance. Travel in and around the disaster area is both
difficult and hazardous. These briefings will allow world leaders who plan to attend UNGA
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
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to stay informed as to the recovery efforts in the disaster region.

5. SUMMARY OF FOREIGN OFFERS ACCEPTED OR PLAN TO ACCEPT

COUNTRY .FOREIGN OFFERS

Afghanistan $100,000 cash


Armenia $100,000 cash
Australia $7.6 million cash
Azerbaijan $500,000 cash
Bahamas $50,000 cash
Bahrain $S million cash
Bangladesh $1 million cash
Belgium Med/logistics teams to Red Cross
Canada 2 helos, 32-person rescue team, Air
Canada evacuation flights, medical
supplies
China $5.1 million cash and relief supplies
Djibouti $50,000 cash
Finland 3 logisticians to Red Cross
France Tents, tarps, MREs, water treatment
supplies
Gabon $500,000 check
Georgia $50,000 check
Germany MREs and high speed pumps
Greece Cruise ships, private offer
ICRC Web-based tracing system
India $5 million cash
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Tents, medical supplies
Japan $1,000,000 cash, generators, tents,
Blankets, bottled water
Kuwait $400 million in oil,·$100'rriillioncash
Maldives $25,000 cash
Mexico Bedding, MREs, baby care' items;
personal hygiene kits
NATO Coordinating European assistance offers
Norway $1.54 million in relief supp~ies
Organization of
American States $25,000 cash
Qatar $100 million cash
Republic of Korea $30 million cash and in-kind donations
Saudi Arabia $5 million from Aramco; $250,000 cash
Singapore 3 he los
Sri Lanka $25,000 cash
Taiwan $2 million cash, medical supplies
Thailand Large amounts of food
UAE $100 million cash
UK MREs
UN OCHA UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination
Team and Logistics support
UN WHO Public health officers and logisticians
Venezuela up to $1 million to Red Cross

6. Minimize considered.
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Additional Addresees:

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SUBJECT: TFUSOl: ACCEPTANCE OF HURRICANE KATRINA


ASSISTANCE FROM GABON AND SAO TOME AND PRINCIPLE

1. (SBU) Immediate precedence to ensure delivery at


earliest possible opportunity September 12. This is an
action request -- see paras 2, 3, 4 and 5.

2. (SBU) This cable contains the official USG reaction to


GABON AND SAN TOME PRINCIPLE's assistance offers for
Hurricane Katrina. The Department instructs Chief of
Mission to deliver the following response
in paras 3, and 4 at the highest appropriate level on
Monday, September 12, 2005.

3. (SBU) Begin-point FOR GABON:

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4. The US Dollar check received from the GOG should be


transferred via wire transfer using the following
information:

ABA Routing Number: 0210-3000-4


Beneficiary Bank: TREAS NYC
Beneficiary Name: 19000001
Amount: $500,000
Contributor Name: USE for the Government of Gabon

5. (SBU) 'Begin Points for Sao TOME and Principe

On behalf of the President, The United States


Government, and all Americans, I welcome and accept
Gabon's kind offer to provide $18,000 CASH in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Your government may transmit the funds, in U.S.


dollars, via wire transfer using the following information
ABA Routing Number: 0210-3000-4
Beneficiary Bank: TREAS NYC
Beneficiary Name: 19000001
AMOUNT: $18,000
Contributor: Government of Sao Tome and Principe

(SBU) ·Begin points FOR Sao Tome and Principe:

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