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sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:44 PM
To: Cook, Nerissa J(Maln State); Norman, Alain G(Main State)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: TFUS01Sltrep010 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 21 AUG 2006 200503991

From: CMS TaskForcelB-OMS


sent: Wednesday, september 07,200510:37 AM
To: POEMS Help Desk
Cc: TaskForce-!
Subject: TFUS01Sltrep010

. Please post Sitrep 10 to the Web. It wasn't posted earlier.

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OperationWenter

SITUATION REPORT NUMBER 010


UNITED STATES TASK FORCE
'0500 EDT Wednesday, September 07, 200S

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
(U) The USG identified forensic assistance asa top priority. Several foreign governments offered
forensic assistance, including Gennany, Canada, Israel, Australia. New Zealand, the Netherlands, the
Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Thailand. (TaskForce e-mails, telecons)

(U) The USG accepted assistance from Canada, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, and WHO for health and
human services. The usaalso accepted aid from Russia, China, Egypt, Thailand, Spain, and Canada
for relief supplies, generators, fuel, and energy expertise. Canada and Mexico also deployed convoys,
including planes, helicopters, ships, trucks, crews, divers, and relief supplies. TRANSCOM will
transport water pumps from the Netherlands and Germany. India and Pakistan offered money and other
relief supplies. (TaskForce e-mails, telecons)

ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS


(U) DS agents visited all nine consulates located in New Orleans and reported all appear to be in good

condition. (TaskForce e-m~~.,J.,t ~A~SiF~ 1..qJI'/1 001lA """"1


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(U) The numberof foreign nationals reported missing is now 879, reflecting a slight increase due to
updated information from several foreign governments. CA expects that number to decrease as the lists
are scrubbed and duplicate namesare removed. (TaskForce e-mails, te/econs)

u.s. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


(U) Office space to house Department and reliefpersonnel was identified in BatonRouge near FEMA
op-erauons;- -rJ'izsliForce e-mails, telecons}_. --

UNCLASSIFIED
91712005
From: CMS TaskForce1 F
Sent: Monday. September 12.20055:46 PM
To: Norman. Alain G(Main State)
Cc: TaskForce·1
Subject: FW: EUR End of Shift Report: Sept 12 Shift One - 1500

From: CMS TaskForcelF


sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:53 PM
To: CMS TaskForcel0-DepCoordlnator
Cc: TaskForce-I; TaskForce-l
Subject: EUR End of Shift Report: sept 12 Shift One - 1500

Colin Furst
EUR Action Officer
September 12
0700-1500

0830 Embassy Dublin asked for information concerning guidance for Sept. 16 National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.
Embassy Harare asking as well. TF contacted A Bureau and DG's office and neither were aware of plans for the event.

0850 FEMA requested that France recall Its salvage tugboat (already en route) due to the improving situation in New
Orleans. TF contacted desks to contact Embassy Paris with this info.

0950 Northcom reported that after being delayed by a lack of oil, a Volga-Dnieper Airlines (Ukrainian) flight with pumps
provided by Netherlands had taken off from Gander and was expected to land in New Orleans at 1344CDT. .

1030 Embassy of the Netherlands called to report that after coordinating with local officials in Biloxi, Mississippi. the frigate
Van Amstel would depart at 1800 this evening. its job completed.

1100 Embassy BUdapest reported the GOH offered 5 forensic experts.

1300 ALDAC on Ambassador Sullivan's reports sent for clearance.

. 1400 Embassy Kiev (via Desk) asked for info on which priority items the USG would accept from Ukraine. Desk Indicated
there are discrepancies between items Ukraine has offered and what is reflected in the TF's matrix. Flagged this for
Logger.

1430 Luxembourg Desk Officer Richard Reiter will be in touch with Embassy to tell them not to place tires or clothes on the
list (per STATE 166971). He will update TF via email.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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. REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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Norman, Alain G

From: Norman, Alain G


Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005,3:04 PM
To: Atkinson, David R; Fox, Stephen R (NEAlRA): Campbell, William N(AF/EX); Martinez, Eduardo J
Cc: Morrow, Michael K; Bass, John R (OPS): Christenson, Richard A: Yu, Alan'K
Subject: Katrina Wrap-up

Yes, gentlemen, its an optimistic subject line, but I'm writing to ask you to let me know the latest on any
outstanding matters relating to offers of assistance from countries in your region.

As you may know, I'm currently sub'ing for Michelle, and I was reviewing the materials she left me. As I
understand it, here's about where we stand (other than EUR countries, which I've been following, and SA, which
all seem to be completed):
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Brunei - Acceptance cable .In progress? ~a ,"'-" DATE/CASE ID: 23 AUG 2006 200503991
Fr. Polynesia - 100% decline cable in proqress?"
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Libya - OFAC ok pending? CH. 1. I7D ltD l
Morocco - 100% decline cable in progress? l~r. f#. 176"'17

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Barbados - Ed, weren't you going to send me some info so I could ping somebody else? ~ft"'=7P~ ....

Brazil - 100% decline cable in progress? .. Dwtf~ ~''''''IIJt,~


Dominica - 100% decline cable in progress? '
Ecuador -100% decline cable in progress?
EI Salvador -100% decline cable in progress?(~~IJ)
Guatemala - 100% decline cable in progress? (... MJ]
Jamaica - I know, I know, a mil-mil issue... t "i 1\)1 ~~.2I ~
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Nicaragua - 100% decline cable in progress?
Panama - 100% decline cable in progress?....,~
Paraguay - 100% decline cable in.progress? .
5t. V & Gs - Acceptance cable in progress?
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*(For these, perhaps you'll need to check with 5/E5-CR's Natalie Chagnon, if she already received the cable to go
out.)

I'd really appreciate your letting me know iflwhen the relevant cables have gone out (With MRNs would be nice).

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Oliva, Amber M
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Harris, Michelle F
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 6:03 PM
To: Katrina Working Group; Kotok, Sharon B
Cc: Chagnon, Natalie L; Morrow, Michael K; Tucker, Kelly J
SUbject: Katrina Cable Guidance - 100% Declined Offers

CableTemplale -
Thanks No Tha...
KWG Regional Bureau Reps -

Following is guidance for drafting, clearing, transmitting cables declining 100% of a


foreign government's offer of assistance:

Cable template is attached. 'AII content must- be included,as drafted in attached.

Please get clearances from TF, L, P, and Regional Bureaus as indicated in attached.

Take one printed copy and an electronic copy on diskette (both including indication of TF,
L, P and. Reg Bureau clearances complete) to Natalie Chagnon in HST 7512. Natalie will
clear for S/ES-CR and deliver to Arnie Chacon for approval and transmission.

Here's the current list of 100% no cables to be drafted:

Namibia Brazil
Phi:)..ippines Dominica .
Micronesia El Salvador
French Polynesia Guatemq'lci
Estonia :.: Honduras
Poland Paraguay
Hungary cuba
Serbia Costa Rica
Montenegro Nicaragua
Bulgaria FAO
Croat;ia
Latvi;.a

Thanks,

,Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE lD: 13 NOV 1006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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, European Commission
Civil Protection Co-operation Mechan~LEASED IN PART
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Information on Major Event I in USA I Hurricane Katrina I Message No. 16
To: Member States' Competent Authorities and Contact Points

From: Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC)

Contact person~ I Location of event: USA B6


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Phone:
Fax:
1 'I Location I co-ordinates changed in comparison
Email:
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This information is confidential I:8J no
to earlier information r8J no Dyes:

The status of this message reported to be valid on 16/09/2005, 16:00 local = 14:00 UTC

• Confirmed Hurricane Katrina fatalities rose to 792 (source BSC). This number
continues to increase as detailed search and rescue operations are undertaken.
• Recovery operations are continuing. The overall situation steadily improves. Military
forces in the region are starting to be reduced.
• It is estimated that water levels in the New Orleans area will retum to normal by mid-
October, water is currently being pumped out at a rate of about 44 billion Iitres a day
(46 Million tonnes a day). Concern remains over dangerous levels of sewage-related,
bacteria and toxic chemicals.
• Ophelia, at present. is not expected to make landfall.
• President Bush made his fourth trip to the affected area on Sept 15 and announced
rebuilding plans for the region in a televised address from New Orleans.
• Local response arrangements have hot been changed. (See MIC Message 15)

2. EU & International Response


In total. over 120 countries, and 13 international & regional organisations have
offered assistance, including all countries participating in the Mechanism.
The following European assistance has been provided or is accepted in support to the
relief operations:

COUNTRY STATUS ASSISTANCE


Austria Accepted 300 beds, 500 tarps
Belgium Deployed ,B-FAST team with 10 personnel
Czech Accepted 24,000 blankets, 600 camp beds and 14
Republic large tents

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 18 MAY 2007 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Denmark Accepted 10,000 blankets 2 rubhansend 3,500 first
aid kits
Finland Accepted 9,000 sheets, 200 small tarps, 200 first aid
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kits, 120 cooler cases, 1,000 pillow cases
and 3,500 thermo sheets
Deployed 3 looistlc experts
France Delivered 40 tents, 400 tarps, 2,000 MREs
Deployed 17 diver~,_._,
Germany Delivered 40,000 MREs
Deployed THW unit with 94 personnel + 15 pumps
and other equipment
Greece (Accepted) towels (quantity not known)
(Accepted) cruise ship
Hungary Deployed 8 personnel deployed with charity
orqanizatlons
Italy Delivered 300 beds, 300 blankets, 600 sheets, 1
pump, 11,200 chlorine tabs, 6 rafts, 5 first
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aid kits, 1,OOOIbs formula, 6,0001bs
-fooostiiffs:"8'-e"mergency' staff.-- _.-
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Returned emergency team


Luxembourg . .Accepted. ._- . --- -_.- ..' TjOOO~camp_beds:2,OOO·_blankets_ .. __ 0._ .• _______

Deployed (with German team of 5 personnel (will change shift on


THW) 19 Sept.)
Netherlands Deployed Pumping team, including 3 pumps and
transport
Returned HMNLS Van Amstel
Norway Accepted 12,000 blankets, 8 tents and 7 first aid kits
(Deployed on 16 Sept)
Romania (Accepted) Tents (quantity unknown)
Slovak Accepted 25,000 blankets 500 camp beds 1,000 first
Republic aids .and liquid soap
Slovenia Accepted 250 camp beds 780 blankets and 2,000
first aid kits (Deployed !In 16 Sept)
Spain Delivered 6,200 MREs, 20 tents, 200 blankets and
medical supplies.
Sweden Deployed telecom equipment, 2 technicians, 1
coordinator
UK _Delivered 468,000 MREs, 2,900 blankets
KEY

accepted =acceptance by US authorities confinned


(accepted) = acceptance indicated by MIC but details of US authorization. commodity details and/or point of contact need to be
forwarded to EU coordinator. -
Deployed =deployed personnel in field with specialist equipment or skills
Delivered =delivered material assistance
Returned =were deployed and have now returned to country of origin

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED"
Several Member States (Malta, Cyprus) have provided financial support to the Hurricane
Katrina relief fund. In order to enable the MIC to maintain a correct overview, Member
States are kindly asked to notify any changes in the offers, acceptances or delivery"
of assistance.
Following acceptance of offers of assistance by the State Department there remains the
opportunity to utilize NATO strategic lift to transport commodities to the US (through the
EADRCC). Additional airlift is being provided by Canada (1 x Airbus A-310) and the
Ukraine (1x AN-124) to help complete this mission. It is anticipated that NATO flights will
take place every other day from 15th Sept through to 23rd Sept.
An overview of the (global) flight movement since 04 Sept - as listed by US OFDA .,
is attached to this message. (Flights listed in yellow have been received).
The second NATO flight with assistance from Austrian and the Slovak Republic was
scheduled for 15 Sept. A third flight with assistance from Norwayand further commodities
from the Czech Republic is scheduled for 17th Sept.
An overview of the (global) flight movements is attached in annex 1. N.B.: Flights listed in
yellow have been received. The list may not include all those offers that have been
accepted as they enter the list only when the flight approval procedure has been
-·-conGluded~French·cargo-f1ight-also-iAGludes-l.IK-tents-(29QO-blankets)-

The US military airbase at Little Rock, Arkansas (LRAFB) is the primary point of entry for
international assistance by air. LRAFB has a logistics unit in place for the reception and
"-- .-- . - . - . -dispatctrbf·l~ssistai'"fce-~~_·~-:---·-- ------. ----_. . ..__._- --- .---- ---~"-,---_. --_.-.'_.._- -- - .. ~~.-._-- ----- .,- -"--~- .
The commodities are being called forward by FEMA field elements including JFOs. To
date 86 trucks have been sent out from LRAFB (19 to Mississippi, 61 to Louisiana, 4 to
Arkansas and 2 to Texas), including commodities received from the Czech Republic,
France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
FEMA have highlighted the Swedish Ericsson equipment as particularly useful.

Operations in the New Orleans region:


The German led and Luxembourg supported THW team continues to work closely with the
local authorities as well as with US forces and is housed on US Naval vessel Shreveport
together with the Dutch team. The THW team have 12 major pumps operating in St
Bernard and Jefferson parishes. In addition to this, the team is undertaking a variety of
smaller scale pumping activities in the New Orleans area and has helped to return to use
of at least 3 permanent pump stations so far. The team have also been contributing to
contingency planning to deal with the heavy rainfall anticipated in the next few days. The
Washington Times on Sept 15 ran an article on THW work with interviews of the team
members.
A French diving team arrived in the New Orleans area on Tuesday (13th Sept) and is
working in collaboration with the US Navy. The team has been split into two. One team
has been helping identify and unblock marine channels whilst the other has been
conducting underwater searches and the recovery of bodies. Team leader M. Amault
reports they are due to move on to work in the Gulfport area tomorrow.
The Dutch pumping team is conducting operations in Plaquemines parish, the team
consists of five experts, three pumps of 50 cubic metres flow per minute, and
transportation. The team is now located on board US Naval vessel Shreveport.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Co-ordination:
EU co-ordinator( tvm return to the UK on 17 September. He will be replaced B6
by the Danish co-ordination expe~ ~s on his B6
way to Baton Rouge where he wi assume co-ordrnabon and "alson dubes. e will be
embedded in the OFDAlState department cell within the FEMA regional response centre.
A joint OFDAIUN/EU mission to New Orleans is planned for Saturday 17th Sept.
The head of the US State Department task force responding to Hurricane Katrina visited
the EU team to pass on his appreciation for the EU's contributions to the emergency
response and for the team's assistance with co-ordination of that response.

5. Contact details:
EU Coordination Expert I ·Office: BE
Until 17 September Mobile:
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EU Coordination Expert I MObile:, B6
As from 14 September
THW/Lux Team ::;at-~n.: I
,,"",..011
Dutch Team Phone:
French diving team Phone: ~

Request for assistance: [8J yes 0 no; future request: 0 probable 0 not yet known
Type of assistance I:8l material l'8l intervention team [8J expert or assessment team

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DRAFT: MH
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CLR 2: NC
RELEASED IN FUL CLR 3: AY
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CLR 5: PG
CLR 6: DB

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S/ES: ACHACON TF:DMCCARTHY S/ES-CR:NCHAGNON EUR: AYU
EUR/NCE: DKOSTELANCIK L/LM: PGUTHERIE P:DBAME

IMMEDIATE

FOR AMBASSADOR FR~M EXECSEC HARRY K.THOMAS

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL, EAID, AEMR, OPDC, CASC, ECON,AMGT, ASEC, HU

SUBJECT:TFUS01: RESPONSE TO OFFER OF HURRICANE KATRINA


ASSISTANCE FROM HUNGARY

1. (U) This is an action request for embassy front


offices - see para 2, 3 and 4.

2. (U) This cable contains an oral message from Se~retary


Rice conveying the official USG response to the
Hungaria~ government's assistance offer in the wake of
Hurricane Katrina. Ambassadors should deliver this
message to host government foreign ministers or
appropriate alternatives at the earliest opportunity.

3. (U) Oral Message from the Secretary for use with host
government:

I wish to reiterate my thanks; and those of the


American people, for your compassionate response in
the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. We deeply
appreciate your generous offer of assistance to help
us respond to the tragedy and alleviate suffering.

The USG has receiv~d an outpouring of support from


many nations and international organizations. On
behalf of the United States Government and all

UNCLASSIFIED

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK· TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 10 AUG 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLASSIFIED 2

Americans, I want to express heartfelt gratitude for


your expressions of concern.

We appreciate your patience as we have examined the


damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and made thorough
assessments of our needs for materials and equipment
to respond and recover from the disaster.

We have determined that, for the moment, we will be


able to mee~ the recovery and reconstruction
challenges with domestic resources. Consequently, we
do not believe we will need the forensics, search and
rescue, or veterinary 'supplies that you generously
offered us.

We will keep in close touch as we determine whether


our long-term reconstruction plans might require ,
international assistance.

The disaster prompted an equally compassionate


response from private citizens around the world. Many
people are making'donations to private relief
organizations and we deeply appreciate their
generosity.

END TALKING POINTS ~

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UNCLASSIFIED
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Choi, Martino I
From: CMS TaskForce1 F
Sent: Monday, September OS, 20054:47 PM RELEASED IN FULL
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: For Logger ~ Hungarian Assistance

Per request from Task Force Coordinator (and further to an offer from the Hungarian OCM on 9/3) - Post ConGen and
Katrina POC Phil Scotte is checking with the Hungarian Gov't to determine what kind of forensic assistance they may be
able to offer. Will back ASAP. .

Kami Witmer- EUR

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
·UNCLASSIFIED·
O'Herron, Petra C
From: CMS TaskForce1 C-Coordinator
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 9:41 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Hurricane Katrina Summary 09/160800 RELEASED IN FULL

From: Labonte, MichelleA ,


Sent: Friday, September 16, 20058:40:32 AM
To: eMS TaskForce1 C-Coordinator
Subject: RE: Hurricane Katrina Summary 09/16 0800 .
Auto forwarded by a Rule· • • --~~_..... ~ ..,..

Hungary looks correct (i.e. not on the list) since....riorfet'of'tlieif'bffers havebeen accepted.

Michelle LaBonte
HungaryDesk Officer
ELIRINCE Room 5228
Ph: 202647-3191 Fax: 202736-4853
LaBonteMA@state.gov
This message is UNCLASSIFIED based on definitions provided in E.O. 12958,

From: CMS TaskForcelC-Coordinator(S/ES-O{TF)


Sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 7:46 AM
To: Brandon, Scott; Trim, Vernelle X; sessums, MichaelD; Labonte, Michelle A
Cc: Garvey, Janet E; Lynn, Valerie; Silkworth, William R; Fichte, Eric; TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: Hurricane Katrina Summary 09/16 0800

Guys:

Is this accurate? If not, please weigh in with the Task Force 3 folks before this goes final and is released to the world.
Thanks.

Dave

--·--orlginal Message-----
From: eMS TaskForce3E
sent: . Friday, September 16, 2005 7:29 AM
To: POEMSHelpDesk
Cc: TaskForce·1
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Summary 09/16 0800

Please print 5 color copies and deliver to Ops Center.

Thanks!

« File: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 9-16-05 0800.doc »

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 25 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Q'Herron, Petra C

From: Skotte, Philip J(Budapest) RELEASED IN PART


Sent: Monday, September 12, 200510:59 AM
To: DHHS - David Smith; TaskForce-1
B6
Cc: Reeker. Philip T(Budapest); Labonte, Michelle A; SES-O_CMS; KosteJancik, David J
Subject: FW: Forensic Experts Hungary

Importance: High

Below information regards Hungary's forensics e~perts. They are offering five.

Phil Skotte
Consul ,General, Budapest

-----Original Message-----
From: BM OKF - International Relations (mailto:1
Sent: September 12, 2005 4:02 PM --------------~----
B6.
To: SkottePJ2@state.gov
Subject: Forensic Experts
Importance: High

Dear Mr. Skotte,

With reference to your e-mail sent to Dr. Erika Fodor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, please
find below the answers to your questions:

1.) The Hungarian Government is prepared to provide five forensic experts.


They are all physicians and officers of the Police,

- Dr. Andras Huszar, leader, colonel, (National Directorate General for Disaster
Management, Ministry of the Interior)

- Dr. Miklos' Angyal


- Dr. Mihaly Kozma
- Dr. Attila Molnar
- Dr. Zoltan Farda, 'dentist
j
·2.) The experts have. the folowing specific skills:

- forensic medical examiner


- dentist
- 10 years of professional experience
- both DNA and dental identification
- legal autopsy (practiced with a daily regularity)
- forensic antropology
- race, age, body, physique determination
- facial reconstruction
- coroner's acti~ities (many hundreds of cases)

3.) They speak English at least on an intermediate or good level.

4.) They are prepared to operate in an austere environment and have much experience in
such activities. (Two of them were members of the Austrian Disaster Victim Identification
Team in Phuket,Thailand, during the identification of the tsunami victims.)

The team is capable of fUlfilling the entire range of activities of an Interpol DVI Post-
Morten Team (criminal investigation, fingerprints, autopsy, odontogram, dental X-ray,
written and photo documentation) .

Dr. Katalin Cecei-Morotz


Head of Department

UNI,TED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 03 OCT 2006 200503991 ·UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Chait Martino I

From: CMS TaskForce1F


Sent: Monday, September 05. 20054:47 PM RELEASED IN FlJLL
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: Tasl<Force-1
Subject: For logger - Hungarian Assistance

Per request from Task Force Coordinator (and further to an offer from the Hungarian OCM on 9/3) - Post ConGen and
Katrina POC Phil Scotte is checking with the Hungarian Gov't to determine what kind of forensic assistance they may be
able to offer. Will back ASAP. .

Kami Witmer - ELiR

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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RELEASED·IN FULL
eMS Press Guidance 'B~;21
September 1,2005 (12:15)

Hurricane Katrina: Relief & Foreign Nattonals

Q: Which countries or organizations have offered assistance, and what have they
offered?

A: We have received offers of assistance from over twenty countries and


.international organizations. The offers range from search and rescue and
communications ~uipment to supplies and resources to support displaced
persons.

[BACKGROUND FOR PAJPRESS: FEMA has asked us not to provide the


specifics on what has been offered - they would prefer we leave it as general offers
or a more general statement that various governments have offered a range of
assistance, including such things as••.)

1. Russia: boats and aircraft


2. Japan: tents, blankets, generators
3. Canada: equipment and other resources; variety of assistance offered by both
provincial and federal governments
4. France: a fire brigade, and two NGOs want to help
5. Honduras: limited general assistance
. 6. Germany: communication eq:tripment
7. Venezuela: President's Office and u.s. Erttbassy in Vlashingtonoffer
assistance directly to the Louisiana Governor, to
be channeled through tlle Venezuelan-state oil-companys U.S~subsidiary; Citgo
8. Organization of American States (OAS) - this may not be public yet, but we heard
from our OAS Mission-that OAS plans to make a symbolic cash offel (along the
lines of $25K)-
9. Jamaica: general offer 01 assistance
10. NATOIEADRCC (Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center)
--general offeLQf~sistance for any iullii~tn~_e:dS-~_-_~~=~- _ ._ ~_-_- --
11. Australia: emergency managers to assist w/community recovery
12. UKlNorthem Ireland power company offering emergency teams
----- to restore electrical service
13. Netherlands general offer of assistance
14. Switzerland disaster relief platoons
15. Greece . private offer ofcruise ships for housing
16'. Hungary private offer medical teams
17. Colombia disaster assistance teams
18. Dominican Republic general offer of assistance
19. El Salvador general offer of assistance
20. Mexico general offer of assistance

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 24 AUG 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Foreign Nationals

Q: Are foreign govemrnentscontacting us about their citizens?

A: Representatives of 35 countries have contacted us for information about the


welfare of their nationals. Those iuquiries are received by the Department's
Crisis Management Support Office, which depending on the nature/urgency
of the situation, has forwarded them to Coast Guard authorities involved in
rescue operations and to FEMA and the American Red Cross.

Q: Which countries have contacted us re their nationals?

A: Argentina, Australia, A!.~.tr.i" Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmarl,(, F.r.ance,


~any,-lIonduras, H~!..J"L Iceland, I~lan4;tfiiry;-Japan, Jordan,
Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, NorwaY-,LolaDd;-Romania,]tus~j~
Siii'gapore, Sl~, ~I!a'illi S~en, S~tzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey,
United King"ilom, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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Q: Are we able to offer any special assistance in response to these diplomatic
requests?

A: Emergency responders are prioritizing assistance to all affected individuals


based on need, regardless of nationality.

• We are ensuring that FEMA and local authorities are aware of foreign
visiton requiring assistance as tbose-needs are brought to our attention.

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A:--While-numbers-remain-unclear-and-the-extent-of-how-foreigners--are-affected---------
is unknown, foreign governments have forwarded to tbe Department several
hundred names of their nationals they are attempting to account for.

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21. China Per EAP - $100,000 to American Red Cross


(presented byPRC Charge d'Affaires)
22. RoKorea Per EAP - Rescue Team and cash/or contribution
23. Israel PerNEA
24. UAE PerNEA

Q: Have we received condolence messages from other governments? (How many,


from which countries)

A: Countries offering assistance have all offered condolences and many of the
condolence messages have been delivered directly to our embassies
overseas. At this point, we do not have firm details on how many or from
which countries.

Q: Procedurally, how does State handle these offers? Are we passing them off to
FEMA?

A: State is assisting FEMA by collecting and coordinating information on


international offers of assistance and passing them on to FEMA.

• FEMA has not yet identified or communicated to us specific requirements


for which we need foreign assistance.

• If a deeisioD is mad.e to aeeept any of these offers, FEMA will ~ODtact those
who have offered assistance.

_ _ _ _ _ _Q_:_---.If.de.tennined·to be necessary.-.do~ accept offers of assistance through


State or directly?

A: If a decision is made to accept any of these offers FEMA will contact those
---whohave-offered-assistance.
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Q: Has any foreign assIstancebeenacceptectirequested? o~ ._. • • •

A: At this time, the U.S. Government bas not made any formal request for
foreign assistance nor has any been accepted. Emergency managers are still
- o __ ~o- ----. -determining~what-needs-exist-and-if-anyoHhose~ne_eds~cannot-be
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existing resources.

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Choi, Martino I
From: CMS TaskForce1 F
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:50 AM
To: eMS TaskForce1 D-DepCoordinator
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: EUR End of Shift Report

Seneca Johnson
September 11-12
2300-0700
EUR Action Officer

2300: Response cable to Embassy Paris requesting French vessel not proceed to U.S. waters.
Response cable to Embassy Moscow accepting Russian offer of additional tarps, bandages arid first aid kits wlo
medicines, while refusing other offered items.

03:20 Embassy Budapest reported additional offers of assistance (Budapest 2311) and requested an answer to
Hungarian offer of veterinary supplies.

95:00 Offer of coffins and body bags from private Albanian citizen. Told Embassy Tirana that day shift would need to
advise post on procedure for such requests. J

06:45 Embassy Stockholm reports Swedish flight carrying telecommunications equipment left Stockholm at 6:30, will
arrive in Little Rock mid-afternoon 9/13. .

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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O'Herron, Petra C
From: Gallagher. Michael F " , ." . RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:31 AM
To: TaskForce-1; CMS TaskForce1 C-eoordinator; CMS TaskForce1-Director
Subject: FW: Intnl offers for foresnics teams .

-----Original Message-----
From: Dajani, Dina (OPHS) [mailto:DDajani@OSOPHS.DHHS.GOV]
Sent: Thursda¥, September 08,.2005 9:24 AM
To: 'gallaghermf@state.gov'.j 'cmstaskforcel@state.gov'
Subject: FW: Intnl offers for foresnics teams

-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina_gh [mailto~rmtkatrina_gh@ofda.net]
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:26 PM .
To: rmtkatrina state
Cc: Prasad, ArJun H. (OPHS)j Marcham, Patrick (OPHS)j Mchale, Linda
(OPHS); najani, nina (OPHS); Smith, David B.
Subject: Intnl offers for foresnics teams

Christa,

Per our conversation, please see David's note below regarding specifics
that the team at HHS is looking for regarding assistance from countries
in this area of forensics. Same questions would apply to any other
countries that are looking to provide personnel in this area.

David currently understands 'formal offers have from:

. Israel, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand and


Thailand.

Thanks,
Patrick

-----Original Message-----
From: Smith, David B. [mailto:DBSmith@QSOPHS.DHHS.GOV]
Sent: Wednesday, September .07, 2005 5:49 PM
To: rmtkatrina gh
Subject: Re: 09-07-05 On-The-Record Briefing: Executive Secretary of the
Department of State Harry K. Thomas, Jr. on the state Department's Role
in the Coordination of International' Offers of Support Related to
Hurricane Katrina

Patrick, would you get back to State on the German and other offer s to
provide mortuary and forensic assistance.
1. How many do they anticipate sending?
2. What are their skills and what are the numbers by skill?
3. Are they bilingual?
4. Are they prepared to operate in an austere environment?
S. Are they prepared to operate under US or State supervision?
6. Do they understand that they will have no federal liability
protection?
7. Could we have professional bio information?
Needless to say we would like to have this info ASAP.

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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 25 SEP 2006 200503991 UNC.LASSIFIED