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From: eMS TaskForee1Q
Sent: Monday, september 12, 200510:57 PM
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Cc: Scobey, Margaret (USUN)(New York); TaskForce-1
Subject: NEA End of Shift Report: Sept 12 Shifl3 (1500 - 2300)

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Shift 3 (1500-2300)
NEA Representative End of Shift Report - S. Sita Sonty

Israel - (1924) Senator Frist's office called H with a constituent complaint, claiming that Israel's contributions
were not listed on the State website. The Executive Summary, which lists Israel's contributions, will be sent to
Senator Frist's office through H.

Jordan - (1600) Mobile Hospitals from Jordan. FEMA and HHS have declined. IfJordan could send - .
through AID mission - medical supplies (no drugs) instead, such as first aid kits, USAID will attempt to place.
As of 1600, the plane bringing King Abdullah of Jordan had taken off. TFI still has not received confirmation
from the Jordanian Embassy in Washington accepting the aforementioned compromise.
~!W~: Michael Singh, Jordan Desk, is discnssing this compromise with the Jordanian Embassy.
Notify Lisa in CMS, 7-7640, of ontcome.

Saudi Arabia - The Secretary met with the incoming Saudi Ambassador today in New York. The Saudis,
through guidance provided in State 163278, have provided $100,000,000 in assistance (Riyadh 6305) to an
Aramco subsidiary based in Houston. Aramco is to spend the money to buy relief items and provide them to
NGOs and local governments. The problem they are having now is trying to find ways to spend the money.
Saudis have commented that they are okay with press coverage of this donation.

Riyadh - (I 030)Embassy Riyadh is in possession of a check from the AGFUND (Arab Gulf Programme For
United Nations Development Organization) for $250k. The check was sent by HRH, Prince Talal Abdul Aziz
Al Saud (AGFUND President) to Amb. Oberwetter at the US Embassy. The check is made out to the Embassy
of the U.S.A. The funds are intended "for the support of emergency relief and rescue operations targeting
women and children victims of the recent hurricane in the U.S.A." Roger Anderson, Charleston Disbursing
Office is in direct contact with post on instructions to process the check through financial systems.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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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, AlanK
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 t" '"7' REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
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Fr. Polynesia - 100% decline cable in progress?"
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Libya - OFAC ok pending? CU. :t I7fJ<tDl
Morocco - 100% decline cable in progress? l4f. <$- 1761117

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Barbados - Ed, weren't you going to send me some info so I could ping somebody else? ----;;::;.,-t~;.,-

Brazil - 100% decline cable in progress? .. D'f~ <-'··/bA-/


Dominica - 100% decline cable in progress?
Ecuador -100% decline cable in progress?
EI Salvador - 100% decline cable in progress? \.... .411 J)
Guatemala - 100% decline cable in progress? Co. I}.fJJ
Jamaica - I know, I know, a mil-mil Issue ...:) '''' ....t ~ l\, ~ ~~ ~
Nicaragua - 100% decline cable in progress?
Panama - 100% decline cable in progress?" ••+IJ
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/ES-CR's Natalie Chagnon, if she already received the cable to go
out.)

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

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Jordan - (1830) The desk is stilI waiting for a reply from Jordan to the suggestion that
they contribute medical supplies (no drugs), such as first aid kits, instead of the Mobile
Hospitals Jordan offered. Jordanian Embassy officer Maher Matalka told Lawson that
they are having difficulty identifying suppliers that can provide supplies on a timely basis
(Matalka said supplies are indicating 4-6 week delivery times).

~~ (for 0700-1500 shift): Contact-MichaelSingh;JordairDesk; for update.

V.A.E. - (0946) Embassy Abu Dhabi reported transfer details ofthe September 12 telex
transfer of the U.A.E.'s $100 million donation. The Matrix has been updated.

mi'2!i& (for 0700-1500 shift): Confimi receipt with RM.

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To: Gutherie, Peter A; Borek, Jamison S
Subject: FW: eMS Spot Report: Hurricane Katrina (SBU)
see item one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sanders, Robert P
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:25 PM
To: SES-O_CMS-WReport
Subject: eMS Spot Report: Hurricane Katrina (SBU)

St:l\'SITIv~ B.YT liNCLASSIFlI;lD

CMS SPOT REPORT: HURRICANE KATRINA


August 31, 200S
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1700 EDT
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 10 AUG 2006 200503991
OFFERS OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
* Several foreign governments and private entities have offered assistance to the reliefeffort. The
Japanese government offered tents, blankets, and generators, Russia offered aircraft and boats, and
Germany offered high speed pumps. Venezuela and Honduras have also offered assistance. Private
entities in Germany offered communications equipment. A French fire brigade and two French
NGOs have offered assistance as well. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), 'there are currently no unmet needs and they are not seeking foreign assistance at this time.
CMS continues to record foreign assistance offers and forward them to FEMA. (CMS - FEMA
email, eMS telcons)

INQUIRIES FROM FOREIGN MISSIONS


* State has fielded inquiries from 32 foreign missions regarding the status of their nationals in the
disaster-affected areas; We are working with FEMA and the American Red Cross (ARC) to address
these inquiries, but those organizations cannot predict when sufficient information will be available
to provide answers. State officials, joined by DHS, FEMA and ARC, briefed 113 members of the
diplomatic corps today to share information and field questions. (CMS telcons)
* .Spanish Member of Parliament Lourdes Munoz and her family have taken refuge at the New
Orleans Convention Center and, according to, the Spanish Embassy, are without food, water, or
money. FEMA and ARC are aware. (CMS - Embassy ofSpain telcon)
* The Russian Embassy reports high-level interest in the fate of thirty Russians stranded in a hotel in
New Orleans. State has reported their location to U.S. Coast Guard representatives handling rescue
operations.
* Two Jordanians, the son of a senator and the son of a former Prime Minister, have been relocated to
the Superdome after having been trapped in ahote! in New Orleans without food or water. (CMS -
Embassy ofJordan telcon)

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 2:33 PM REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINlA
To: TaskForce-1 DATE/CASE 10: 11 SEP 2006 200503991

Subject: FW: Jordanian Offer of Assistance to Katrina Victims

Colleagues: I ~n Amman, Jordan is in touch Withl Ln Jordanian offer to deploy two field B6
hospitals. '-- r
Stephanie Williams
Deputy Director, NEAlELA
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Ipositionlthanks very much for the heads up on this. I will push this to the Joint Staff. They will be in the best
to coordinate this offer with others and work it with NORTHCOM's recently established JTF KATRINA.

Amb Roth...FYI.

I Iplease inform Gen Abizaid.


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Gentlemen

I have just received a call from the Executive Officer to the Jordanian Chairman offering Jordanian
Assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. According to the XO, the Chairman is prepared to send
two "dressing rooms" to the US to assist with the provision of medical assistance to the victims of Katrina.
The XO states that these dressing rooms are similar to the Field Hospitals that they have provided to
Afghanistan and Iraq.

I have told the XO that I will need basic data such as the contents/capabilities/cubic measurements of
their proposal, while I determine the desire of the US to accept the assistance. I have also told him that
Jordan rQPld make~a direct request to assist from their embassy in DC to the Department of State, while
I notify The XO SUbsequentlyhas informed the Vice Chairman of this requirement. The
Vice, w 0 IS personally heading this effort, has agreed to provide the contents/capabilities/cubic
measurements information. The XO has also subsequently informed the JAF Defense Attache in DC, BG
Ahmad Sirhan, of the need to inform DoS).

They believe that they can get one of the dressing rooms to the US aboard a RJAF C-130. but will need
US strategic lift to assist with getting the second one there. They believe they can have the assets ready
to move within the next 48 hours, if the airflow can be arranged by then.

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As an aside to the request, they have asked the US to look into the availability of a building, a school, a
hospital, clinic, "or any other building". The reason for this request is, if availabte, the JAF would not need
to transport tenting etc., and could transport more medicine, bandages, etc., instead.

Request Guidance on how/if to proceed.

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To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: Sonnek, Douglas E
Subject: FW: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc
Attachments: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

See edits to text.

John

From: Rapson, Robert G


sent: Monday, November 14, 20059:51 AM
To: EAP-BCLTV-Office-DL
Subject: FW: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

Folks,

Please check our countries' entries in this matrix, and note any discrepancies directly to David. Thanks, rob

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Monday, November 14,20059:47 AM
To: EAP-DIRECTORS-AN D-DEPUTY-DIRECTORS-DL
Subject: FW: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

Attached please find a summary of all Hurricane Katrina contributions. Please check carefully for your countries to ensure they
are accurate, as the Working Group information has in many cases lagged. This information is being submitted to the GAO as
part of their audit. Thanks.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


David Atkinson CLASSIFIED BY DEPT. OF STATE, L. R. LOHMAN, DAS, AlISS
Global Affairs Officer REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
Office of Regional Security Policy CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL, REASON: 1.4(0)
DECLASSIFY AFTER: 13 NOV 2015
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
DATE/CASE ID: 29 JAN 2007 200503991
(202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647-0076 (fax)

From: Mccarthy, Deborah A(WHNFO)


sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:54 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Subject: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

I need to give this to the GAO asap through RM. Pis review and send me back any further Changes.!
__________________ 1 I also note that Jordan is not listed as we have de
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From: Stitt, Tony [tstitt@ofda.net]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:46 AM
To: TaskForce-1; rmtkatrina.:...gh; Scheurer, Rebecca; Salih, Nazik; Nieuwejaar, Sonja;
rmtkatrina_dmr; rmtkalrina_rm; OFDALogistics; rmtkatrina_dmc; Zavales, John
Subject: Meeting with HHS

State TF: Please pass to Lisa Gisvold and Sherry Hazelhurst

The State TF and the RMT (Arjun from HHS and myself) discussed medical-related offers'
today. Below are the results. Those present - please feel free to add or correct where
necessary.

Forensics:
-- There is no call-forward for forensics teams, mainly due to licensure issues.
-- We understand there is a Dutch team in the region - no one present had visibility on
this.
-- We understand that five Thai forensics specialists arrived in NYC without a call-
forward by HHS, USAID, or FEMA. However, now that they are here, HHS will try to place
them. Action: State to send contact information to Arjun.

Mental Health:
-- HHS is willing to accept and place mental health experts from Colombia, Mexico, and
Argentina - if they are bi-lingual (Spanish and English) and are trained as mental health
workers (medical professionals with some experience in mental health but no formal
training are NOT acceptable). Action: State will check credentials and language ability,
and then contact Arjun.

WHO Personnel:
HHS is willing to accept the personnel. but does not want the supplies. Action: State
to send contact information to HHS.

Mobile Hospitals from Jordan:


-- State reports pressure to accept. FEMA and HHS have declined. If Jordan could send
medical supplies (no drugs) instead. such as first aid kits, USAID will attempt to place.
Action: State to check on acceptability of this compromise.

Taiwan WHO Kits:


-- HHS and FEMA have declined. If there,is pressure to accept. State will contact USAID
Ops Center. Action: State to attempt to decline.

Tony Stitt
Deputy Manager for Operations
USAID Katrina Operations Center
(703) 526-2210
tstitt@ofda.net

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATEICASE 10: 1'8 OCT 2006 200503991
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From: Thomas, Harry K
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:49 AM
To: Welch, C David(Main State); Dibble, Elizabeth L (NEAlFO)(Main State)
Cc: Bass, John R; Chacon, Arnold A; CMS TaskForce1-Director; CMS TaskForce 1C-Coordinator;
Smith, Daniel B
Subject: Jordanian Donation

Jordanian Ambassador Kawar called and asked me to accept their offer of 25 doctors along with several field hospitals.

As per the Secretary's instructions, I said that we are now mobilizing US doctors but need forensic experts, 20 KW and
larger generators and blankets.

He promised to a-mail me a revised offer.

Harry

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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From: eMS TaskForce1Q


Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:29 PM
To: Gisvold, Lisa C
Cc: Singh, Michael K (NEAlELA)(Main State): TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: TF Katrina: Mobile Hospitals from Jordan

fyi

From: Singh, Michael K (NEA/ELA)


Sent: Monday, september 12, 2005 2:13 PM
To: 'CMS TaskForce1Q'; Williams, StephanieT (NEA/ELA)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: TF Katrina: Mobile Hospitals from Jordan

David - I passed this message to the Jordanian ambassador, and expect to hear an answer back from him once he's had
the opportunity to pass to the relevant GOJ authorities.

Mike

--Qriginal Message----
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
Sent: Monday, september 12, 2005 12:53 PM
To: Singh, Michael K (NEA/ELA)(Main State); Williams, StephanieT (NEA/ELA)(Maln State Rm: 5250)
Ce: TaskForce-1
Subject: TF Katrina: Mobile Hospitals from Jordan
Importance: High .

Michael, Stephanie:

FEMA and HHS have declined to accept the offer for mobile field hospitals from Jordan. If Jordan could send medical
supplies (no drugs) instead, such as first aid kits..USAID will attempt to place.

Would GOJ be open to this compromise?

Best,
David Benze
NEA - TF Katrina

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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O'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1Q


Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:42 AM
To: Gisvold, Lisa C RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: JORDANIAN OFFER - CLARIFICATION
Importance: High

·····Origlnal Message····'
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
5ent: Wednesday, september 14, 2005 9:23 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1-Director
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: JORDANIAN OFFER - ClARIFICATION

Ambassador: I would like to clarify the situation with you as soon as you are free.
Thank you,
Andrea Farsakh (NEA rep)

·--·-Qrigina I Message----
From: eMS TaskForcel'Director
5ent: Wednesday, september 14, 2005 9:18 AM
To: CMS TaskForcelQ; Hardt, Terry(ANE/MEA)(RRB, 4.10-021)
Cc: TaskForce-l; SES-O_CMS _
Subject: JORDANIAN OFFER - CLARIFICATION

. PLEASE REVIEW E·MAIL TRAIL ON THIS. I BELIEVE JORDAN OFFICIALLY OFFERED AND WE
WERE TRYING TO GET DETAILS ON WHAT WAS IN THE KITS TO BE ABLE TO POSSIBLY SAY YES
TO THIS OFFER. OR ELSE, THE OTHER THINGS THEY WERE OFFERING WE DO NOT NEED I
BELIEVE. PLEASE CONCLUDE THIS TODAY.

-"Original Message·-··
From: CMS TaskForcelQ
5ent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:49 AM
To: Hardt, Terry(ANE/MEA)(RRB, 4.10-Q21)
Cc: TaskForce-l
SUbject: RE: thanks for the heads up
Importance: High

Terry,

The OFDA coordinator says as she is only a conduit, contacting her at this point would not be
productive. We first need a formal offer from the GOJ, either by cable or e-mail, stating no. of kits,
willingness to provide airlift. Then we will place the offer on our worldwide matrix of donations,
which will formally inform FEMA. Once all this is accornptished.we (OFDA) would provide logistics
information to you for the Jordanians.
Best regards.

--'Original Message··--·
From: Hardt, Terry(ANEjMEA)(RRB, 4,10-021)
5ent:Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:42 AM

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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SUbject: RE: thanks for the heads up

Can you give me the name of the OFDA coordinator and where he/she sets (also a phone or
e-mail, if possible)

I have been unable to identify anyone upstairs in OFDA working on this issue.

Thanks ever so much.

Terry

-----Original Message---
From: CMS TaskForce1Q(S/ES-O{TF)
sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:35 AM
To: Hardt, Terry(ANEjMEA); TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: thanks for the heads up
Importance: High

Terry,

1just spoke with our OFDA coordinator on the Task Force. She informs that we are
ready to accept a Jordanian offer of first aid kits, but we are not/not able to provide
airlift capacity; the Jordanians would have to make their own arrangements. We
would like to know how many first aid kits the Jordanians are offering. As soon as
you confirm kits and delivery, we will send a cable with further instructions
coordinating logistics of the shipment.
Hope this helps. Cheers.
-----Original Message-----
From: Hardt, Terry(ANE/MEA)(RRB, 4.10-021)
sent: Wednesday, September 14, 20058:13 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: thanks for the heads up

Andrea Farsakh

Please confirm receipt.. ...what is the next operation step?

Terry
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---Original Message----
From: Singh, Michael K (NEA/ELAXNEA/ELA)
sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:04 PM
To: Hardt, Terry(ANE/MEA)
Subject: RE: thanks for the heads up

Terry - The GOJ's offer of the field hospitals assumed that the U.S. would
provide airlift. If in fact they're able to provide the first aid kits we've
requested, it's not clear whether they'll request that we transport the kits or
n~. .

State wasn't negotiating with anyone - the GOJ made an offer of two field
hospitals; FEMA, HHS, and USAID examined the offer and decided 10 decline
it, but also decided to specifically request the Jordanians provide first aid kits if

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they are able to do so; our declining the field hospitals and our request for the
first aid kits was made by me to the Jordanian ambassador in Washington. I
also passed the word to David Hale in Amman, who mayor may not have
discussed it with his interlocutors there.

The next step is for' the Jordanians to tell us whether they are able to provide
the first aid kits (if so, they will presumably let us know as well how they intend
to get them to the U.S.). If they're able to provide the kits. USAID has offered
to facilitate the donation (I don't know who at USAID decided this - you can
call the Hurricane Katrina task force at x76614 and ask to speak to the USAID
rep or the NEA rep for more details). '

Mike

From: Hardt, Terry(ANE{MEA)


sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:57 PM
To: Singh, Michael K (NEA/ELA)(NEA/ELA)
Subject: thanks for the heads up

I appreciate you alerting me yesterday to Jordan's humanitarian assistance for


Katrina's victims ...... but no one either here or at the 'Mission seems to know
what the next step is. Did the GOJ offer come with freight costs?

Who was State negotiating with - either a name or an organization would


help.

Was the offer made through the GOJ or an intermediary like the Red
Crescent?
. '

USAID/Amman is more than willing to help, but'does not know what the next
step is. '

Do you have a POC in the Embassy in Amman?

Thanks, and sorry for so many questions.

Terry

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From: Doner, Susan L
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 1:33 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Katrina: Jords offer field hospitals

Susan Doner
Ops Center Liaison
AOC Coordinator
U.S. Department of State
SES-O CMS
202 647-8520

> -----original Message-----


>From: Henzel, Christopher P (Amman)
>Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 8:07 AM
>To: SES-O CMS
>Cc: Singh~ Michael K (NEA/ELA); Rosenshield, Mark· S
>Subject: Katrina: Jords offer field hospitals
>
>CMS -
>
>In case this didn't get to you already: The Jordanian military tells our defense
attache that they are ready to send two field hospitals to the US. At least one could go
in one of Jordan's C-130s. FYI, Jordanian field hospitals have perfomred well in
Afghanistan and Iraq.
>
>Our Datt has informed northcom of this offer. I'd be grateful for anything guidance you
can give us from the State side.
>
>Thanks,
>
>CH
>
>Christopher Henzel
>Political Counselor / Acting DCM
>Embassy Amman
>962-6-590-6880
>
>

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From: Gisvold, Lisa C RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Monday, September 12,200511:41 AM
To: Bass, John R (OPS); CMS TaskForce1-Director; CMS TaskForce1C-Coordinator; CMS
TaskForce1D-DepCoordinator
Cc: SES-O CMS
SUbJect: HHS/OFDAlStale: Mental Health Experts, Forensics, Jordan

Summary of 11:00am conference call


Participants: State, HHS, OFDA
1. Mental Health Experts: HHS is interested in mental health experts from Argentina,
Colombia, and Mexico if they are trained mental health professionals and bilingual. State
Action: WHA rep on TF. checking on qualifications and language skills. Hope to get back to
HHS by 13:00 today.
2. Jordan: HHS doesn't need field hospitals but we worked out a compromise and HHS is
willing to accept first aid kits but without the medicine. State Action: NEA rep on TF
checking on possibility of substituting first aid kits in lieu of field hospitals.
3. Forensic experts: No call forward from HHS due to licensing issues. However,S Thai
forensic experts arrived yesterday with the PM and HHS agreed to put them to use.

Lisa

Lisa Gisvold
Program Officer
Crisis Management Support
Operations Center
US Department of State
Tel: 202-647-7640

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Jordan - (1830) The desk is still waiting for a reply from Jordan to the suggestion that
they contribute medical supplies (no drugs), such as first aid kits, instead of the Mobile
Hospitals Jordan offered. Jordanian Embassy officer Maher Matalka told Lawson that
they are having difficulty identifying suppliers that can provide supplies on a timely basis
(Matalka said supplies are indicating 4-6 week delivery times).

wcp~ (for 0700-1500 shift): Contact Michael Singh, Jordan Desk, for update.

tJ.A.E. - (0946) Embassy Abu Dhabi reported transfer details of the September 12 telex
transfer of the U.A.E.'s $100 million donation. The Matrix has been updated.

WCji~ (for 0700-1500 shift): Confirm receipt with RM.

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Israel- (0922) Bob Hopkins, TFSouth - Tel: 225-242-6083 01 Cell:! Ireports that 18 Israelis BI
from the NOO 'Israeli Flight Aid' are on the ground in Baton Rouge and have met wlfh the Dept ofLouisiana
Health Services to offer their assistance. Group is comprised of a journalist, divers, EMS team and doctors who
want to go to into the affected area. Bob Hopkins is trying to contact the group in Baton Rouge.

Bahrain - (0958) Bahraini Ministry ofFinance AsstlUndersecretary Kooheji confirmed for post that the $5 .
million transfer has been completed and the Ministry has received formal verification from New York. Matrix
has been updated.

Riyadh - (I 030)Embassy Riyadh is in possession ofa check from the AOFUND (Arab GulfProgramme For
United Nations Development Organization) for $250k. The check was sent by HRH, Prince Tala! Abdul Aziz
Al Saud (AGFUND President) to Amb. Oberwetter at the US Embassy. The check is made out to the Embassy
of the U.S.A. The funds are intended "for the support of emergency relief and rescue operations targeting
women and children victims ofthe recent hurricane in the U.S.A." Roger Anderson, Charleston Disbursing
Office is in direct contact with post on instructions to process the check through financial systems.

Jordan - (1140) Mobile Hospitals from Jordan. FEMA and HHS have declined. If Jordan could send-
through AID mission - medical supplies (no drugs) instead, such as first aid kits, USAID will attempt to place.
~~: Michael Singh, Jordan Desk, is discussing this compromise with US Embassy Amman.
Notify Lisa in eMS, 7-7640, of outcome.

Jordan - Forensic Tearns from Jordan. Turned off mainly due to licensure issues.

Saudi Arabia - The Secretary is meeting with the incoming Saudi Ambassador today at I740L in New York.
The Saudis, through guidance provided in State 163278, have provided $100,000,000 in assistance (Riyadh
6305) to an Ararnco subsidiary based in Houston. Ararnco is to spend the money to buy relief items and provide·
them to NGOs and local governments. The problem they are having now is trying to find ways to spend the
money. Saudis have commented that they are okay with press coverage of this donation.

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From: Fox. StephenR (NEAlRA) RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Sunday, September 25. 2005 8:58 PM
To: Harris. Michelle F; McCarthy, Deborah A
Subject: NEA: Status of Follow-up actions on Hurricane Katrina

I sent the message below to NEA desks on Friday at noon. Here is the status of respoQ~.as..of:. _~
COB Friday. Apologies for missing the 1:00 deadline; I was out all aftemoon at a large retirement
ceremony for our office. Note that there is a request for guidance as regards Jordan. Will follow up -;
on Monday to try to get more complete responses.

Thanks.

These comments are relatively unedited cut-and-paste responses from desk officers.

The MRN for the thank you cable to Israel for the offer of assistance is STATE 174118

The matrix for Israel is totally screwed up. I tried to correct this once, but was told the Task Force
would not remove anything from the matrix. The GOI offers of assistance are repeated multiple times
. with slight variations, all garbles of a couple of main offers (problem partly caused by GOI calling every
agency in town to reiterate their assistance offers). In the matrix, line 240 is accurate, line 243 is
accurate, lines 245 and 244 are the same thing, line 246 is accurate, line 247 and 249 deal with the same
offer, line 250 is accurate. All other lines in the matrix concerning Israel are either inaccurate or garbled
repeats of the offers mentioned in the lines Ijust mentioned and should be deleted. All GOI offers were
eventually declined except for the relief flight mentioned in the second document.

Jordan

We conveyed to the GOJ a FEMAJDHS request for first aid kits without pharmaceuticals. The
Jordanians were studying the request and attempting to ascertain if they could fulfiUit. If these items are
no longer needed, please let me know so we can officially tell the Jordanians.

I don't think a thank-you cable is needed for Jordan b/c Secretary Rumsfeld already sent a thank-you
letter to King Abdullah. and the King received numerous thank-yous in person during his recent visit to
the U.S. Please advise.

Lebanon

No offer of help.

Libya hasn't made a specific offer of help. They would require an OFAC waiver to provide assistance;
we told them that.

Morocco

Morocco has a thank you cable in process with S/ES waiting to go out - apparently, they still have a
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number to work through.

Palestinilin Authority

The Palestinian Authority made a $10,000 donation to the American red Cross. The Matrix reflects this,
but the second document you sent [the "Cables Matrix" attachment in Michelle's e-mail of 10:12 am.
Friday} does not, and should be changed to reflect the PA contribution. The thank you cable for the PA
was STATE 172112.

Tunisia

. The stuff arrived, the acceptance cable went out, and the thank you note is still with S staff.

Colleagues --

The chain below is a little hard to follow, but here is what is needed on a reasonably quick basis (the
urgency is principally to close out Katrina-related business before we are inundated with Rita over the
weekend).
"
1. Look at the following chart of needed follow-up actions to fill in the blanks and close the thank-you
loops on gifts received from NEA countries. There actions for most, though not all, NEA desk
officers.

NEA Follow-up
actlons09 23 05...

This table is cross-referenced to the master matrix. in step 2 below (which is SBUlclose hold).

2. Check in this master matrix for any items for your countries that I may have missed.

Working -
International Offer...

3. Send me an e-mail via the reply function (don't fill in boxes in the matrix) with responses to the
"actions needed" items or other things you have spotted in the matrix. I'll assemble everything and
send one response to the WG.

4. If you need to draft a thank-you reply cable, the models to use are below. Generally, I don't think
they need a front office clearance (beyond a cc to the staff aides). Send them directly to Michelle
Harris for approval, cc to me, and push them out.

5. Drop dead date is allegedly 1:00 today, but under the circumstances, mid-afternoon will be more
than acceptable. I'll be out 3-5 and will send then.

Thanks.

Steoe Po~
Deputy Director, NEAlRA
Office of Regional Affairs
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Department of State
Tel: (202) 647-4505
Fax: (202) 647-7837

Froin: Harris, Mid1el1e F(MaIn Slate)


sent: Friday, september 23, 2005 10:12 AM
To: Kab1na WorkiIlg Group; Mllhous, Virginia H(AF/EX)
Cc: Tucker, Kelly J
SUbject: Cable ActIons
Importance: High

KWG Regional Bureau Reps -

Per meeting this morning:

• Attached please find the current outgoing Cable Log.


• Refer to my email yesterday (Subject: Katrina Cable Guidance) for sample cable language, and advise supporting
desks and/or posts to use the same. The less deviation from the sample language the better.
• FYI - A draft cable does exist for 100% declined countries. I will distribute to the KWG after receiving further guidance
from S. .
• By 1:OOpm today, please send me a list of countries that have open offers/remaining action items, l.e.,
- 'Country A, 500 tents, pending FEMA decision
- Country B, USD 10,000, cable being drafted .
- Country C. plastic sheeting and 1,000 rations, country offer 100% declined (holding for S guidance)
• Let's give a big push to get all acceptance/partial acceptance cables out today if at all possible.

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

--Original Message--
From: Harris, Michelle F
Sent: Thursday, 5eptember 22, 2005 4:40 PM
To: Kab1na WorkingGroup
Cc: Vlsek, RIchard C; Milhous, VIrginia H(AF/EX); Smith, Nakita5
Subject: Kab1na Cable Guidanre

Hi Everyone -

Please use the following as examples (formaUwording) for drafting acceptance/partial acceptance cables. You can
draft cables using Cable Express. Run clearances. then transmit to me via email. "1\ review, track, pass to Deborah for
final chop.

• Acceptance of cash donations: State 172114 or State 172098


• Acceptance of material donations: State 172092
• Partial acceptance of cash and/or material donations: See cables above for TPs 1 and 3, State 172113 for TP 2

For Talking Points: Use exact language as in cables above for TPs 1 and 3. Edit TP 2 to reflect offer details.
For Subject Line: Use exact wording as in cables above, substitute country name.

Required clearances are as follows:

• For all above cables: Reg Bureau, L (this week Richard Visek, next week Richard or Peter Gutherie), TFUS01
(Deborah via me)
• For cash donations: Add RM - info only (Donna Bordley)
• For material donations: Add OFDA (Tony Stitt - tstitt@ofda.net)

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Thanks.

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

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From: Gisvold, Lisa C RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Thursday, September 15,,2005 2:21 PM
To:' 'Stilt, Tony'; TaskForce-1
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca; SES-O_CMS
Subject: RE: Jordanian Field Hospitals

No need to move forward on Jordan's first aid kits, per instructions from NEA Front
Office. Lisa

Lisa Gisvold
Program Officer
Crisis Management Support
Operations Center
US Department of State
Tel: 202-647-7640

-----Original Message----~
From: Stitt, Tony [mailto:tstitt@ofda.netl
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 11:08 AM
To: TaskForce-1; Gisvold, Lisa C
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca
Subject: FW: Jordanian Field Hospitals

TF: Please pass to Sherry Hazelhurst.

We have FEMA approval for the Jordanian first aid kits. However, we still have the
issue of how to get them to CONUS at no expense to FEMA. Please advise.

Thanks,
Tony

Tony Stitt
Deputy Manager for Operations
USAID Katrina Operations Center
(703) 526-2210
tstitt@ofda.net

From: Nieuwejaar, Sonja [mailto:Sonja.Nieuwejaar®dhs.gov]


serrt i Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7: 55 PM
To: Stitt, Tony
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca; Est-DIR; Katchka, Elizabeth; Long, Casey; 'Jamieson, Gil'
Subject: RE: Jordanian Field Hospitals

Tony,

In support of relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, Dan Craig, Recovery Director,
accepted Jordan's donation of first aid kits.

Many thanks,

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Sonja

From: Stitt, Tony lmailto:tstitt@ofda.netl


Sent: wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:21 AM
To: Nieuwejaar, Sonja
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca
Subject: Jordanian Field Hospitals
Importance: High

Sonja: Jordan first aid kits. I'm still checking on how many. State is working on
how to get them here at no expense to FEMA, since Jordan won't fly them.

If this is worked out, is FEMA willing to accept the first aid kits

T.

Tony Stitt

Deputy Manager for Operations

USAID Katrina Operations Center

(703) 526-2210

tstitt@ofda.net

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Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 9:46 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
SUbject: RE: Summary 01 Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. ooc.doc

Chime in. Am waiting for Katrina WG input before sending out and sharing with GAO through RM.

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Monday, November 14, 20058:30 AM
To: Mccarthy, Deborah A
. Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

Deborah,

Was this submitted already or does EAP still need to chime in? Thanks.

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
(202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647-0076 (fax)

From: Mccarthy, Deborah A(WHNFO)


sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:54 PM
To: Katrina Working Group .
Subject: Summary of Foreign OffersAccepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

I BI
II need to. give this to the GAO asap through RM. I'Pisalso
review and send me back any further changes.j
note that Jordan is not listed as we have declined, correct?

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From: Stitt. Tony [tstilt@ofda.net]


Sent: Thursday, September 15; 2005 11:08 AM
. To: TaskForce-1; Gisvold, Lisa C RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca
Subject: FW: Jordanian Field Hospitals

TF: Please PCJss to Sherry Hazelhurst.

We have FEMA approval for the Jordanian first aid kits. However, we still have the lssueof'how-to-qet-them to
CONUS at no expense to FEMA. Please advise.

Thanks,
Tony

Tony Stilt
Deputy Manager for Operations
USAID Katrina Operations Center
(703) 526-2210
tstitt@ofda.net

From: Nieuwejaar, Sonja [mailto:50nja.Nieuwejaar@dhs.gov]


Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:55 PM
To: Stitt, Tony
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca; Est-DIR; Katchka, Elizabeth; Long, casey; 'Jamieson, Gil'
Subject: RE: Jordanian Field Hospitals

Tony.

In support of relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, Dan Craig, Recovery Director, accepted Jordan's donation of first
aid kits.

Many thanks,
Sonja

From: Stitt, Tony [mailto:tstitt@ofda.net]


Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:21 AM
To: Nieuwejaar, Sonja
Cc: Scheurer, Rebecca
Subject: Jordanian Field Hospitals
Importance: High

Sonja: Jordan first aid kits. I'm still checking on how many. State is working on how to get them here at no
expense to FEMA, since Jordan won't fly them.

If this is work.e<l out, is FEMA willing to accept the first aid k.its

T.

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Deputy Manager for Operations
USAID Katrina Operations Center
(703) 526-2210
tstitt@ofda.net'

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From: Fox, Stephen R (NEAiRA)
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 5:30 PM
To: Harris, Michelle F
Subject: FW: Jordanian Offers Pending

We appear to have nailed one foot to the floor so we can walk in circles.

Steve q:o~
Deputy Director, NEAlRA
Office of Regional Affairs
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Department of State
Tel: (202) 647-4505
Fax: (202) 647-7837

From: Singh, Michael K (NENELA)


sent: Wednesday, October OS, 200S 2:27 PM
To: Fox, Stephen R (NENRA)
SUbject: RE: Jordanian Offers Pending

Steve - The Jordanians did not offer first aid kits; we asked them for first aid kits when we declined the field hospitals.
They were examining our request for first aid kits but last J checked weren't sure if they could procure them. This is getting
a bit circular. •

Mike

From: Fox, Stephen R (NENRA)


Sent: Wednesday, October 05,2005 1:19 PM
To: Williams, Stephanie T (NEA/ELA); Singh, Michael K (NEA/ELA)
Subject: FW: Jordanian Offers Pending

FYI.

Steve Fox;
.Deputy Director, NEAlRA
Office of Regional Affairs
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Department of State
Tel: (202) 647-4505
Fax: (202) 647-7837

From: Harris, MichelleF


sent: Tuesday, October M, 2005 2:29 PM
To: Chan, carol; 'SCheurer, Rebecca'
Cc: Fox, Stephen R (NENRA)
Subject: Jordanian Offers Pending

Hi Carol/Rebecca -

Checking in on the Jordanian offer of assistance. We have note that Jordan offered first aid kits, approved by OFDA but
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having no airlift available. Jordan also appears to have offered 2 field hospitals, one of which they could 'have transported.
one not. but both declined by FEMA.

Is there any way to get to yes on either of these offers, or suggest anything else useful that might be donated in lieu of the
above?

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

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From: Gisvold, Lisa C


Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:00 AM
To; Bass, John R (OPS) RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: SES-O_CMS; CMS TaskForce1-Director
Subject: RE: JORDANIAN OFFER - CLARIFICATION

John:

1. On Monday, NEA urgently wanted us to accept something from Jordan as King Abdullah was
traveling to New York for UNGA and wanted to bring something.

2. We reached an agreement in principle with OFDA to accept first aid kits in lieu of the
original offer of field hospitals, However, King Abdullah traveled on Tuesday and the
first aid kits remained in Jordan.

3. Now, according to Jordan desk officer,· the GOJ's offer of the field hospitals assumed
that the U.S. would provide airlift, It was OFDA's and my understanding that the first
aid kits would travel with the King.

4. I don't believe we are in a position to provide airlift capability. We need to talk


to NEA FO about what to do next.

Lisa

Lisa Gisvold ! .. :;. ,J ;

. pr'ograrrl Officer ~? t1 : ".- ~,


Crisis Management Support
Operations Center
US Department of State
Tel: 202 c647-7640

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:42 AM
To: Gisvold, Lisa C
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: JORDANIAN OFFER - CLARIFICATION
Importance: High

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
Sent: wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:23 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1-Director
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: JORDANIAN OFFER - CLARIFICATION

Ambassador: I would like to clarify the situation with you as soon as you are free.
Thank you,
Andrea Farsakh (NEA rep)

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1-Director
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:18 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1Q; Hardt, Terry(ANE/MEA) (RRB, 4.10-021)
Ce: TaskForce-I; SES-O_CMS
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PLEASE REVIEW E-M~IL TRAIL ON THIS. I BELIEVE JORDAN OFFICIALLY OFFERED


AND WE WERE TRYING TO GET DETAILS ON WHAT WAS IN THE KITS TO BE ABLE TO POSSIBLY SAY YES
TO THIS OFFER. OR ELSE, THE OTHER THINGS THEY WERE OFFERING WE DO NOT NEED I BELIEVE.
PLEASE CONCLUDE THIS TODAY.

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:49 AM
To: Hardt, Terry (ANE/MEA) (RRB, 4.10-021)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: thanks for the heads up
Importance: High

Terry,

The OFDA coordinator says as she is only a conduit, contacting her at


this point would not be productive. We first need a formal offer from the GOJ, either by
cable or e-mail, stating no. of kits, willingness to provide airlift. Then we will place
the offer on our worldwide. matrix of donations,· which will formally inform FEMA. Once
all this is accomplished,. we (OFDA) would provide logistics information to you for the
Jordanians.
Best regards.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hardt, Terry (ANE/MEA) (RRB, 4.10-021)
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:42 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1Q
Subject: RE: thanks for the heads up

., 'Can you"give. me the name of the OFDA coordinator and where he/she
sets (also a phone or e-mail, if. possible)

I have been unable to identify anyone upstairs in OFDA working on


this issue.

Thanks ever so much.

Terry

-----Original Message-----
From: eMS TaskForcelQ(S/ES-O/TF)
Sent: wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:35 AM
To: Hardt, Terry(ANE/MEA); TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: thanks for the heads up
Importance: High

Terry,

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I just spoke with our OFDA coordinator on the Task Force. She
informs that we are ready to accept a Jordanian offer of first aid kits, but we are
capacity; ~he Jordanians would have to make their own
arrangements. We would like to know how many first aid kits the Jordanians are offering.
AS SOOn as you confirm kits and delivery, we will send a cable with further instructions
coordinating logistics of the shipment.

Hope this helps. Cheers.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hardt, Terry (ANE/MEA) (RRB, 4.10-021)
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:13 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: thanks for the heads up

Andrea Farsakh

Please confirm receipt..... what is.the next operation step?

Terry

202 712 1174

-----original Message-----
From: singh, Michael K (NEA!ELA) (NEA/ELA)
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:04 PM
To: Hardt, Terry (ANE!MEA)
Subj'ect: ' RE: thanks for the heads up
,'"., .

Terry The GOJ's offer of the field hospitals assumed that


the U.S. would provide airlift. If in fact they're able to provide the first aid kits
we've requested, it's not clear whether they'll request that we transport the kits or not.

State wasn't negotiating with anyone - the GOJ made an offer


of two field hospitals; FEMA, HHS, and USAID examined the offer and decided to decline it,
but also decided to specifically request the Jordanians provide first aid kits if they are
able to do so; our declining the field hospitals and our request for the first aid kits
~as made by me to the Jordanian ambassador in Washington. I also passed the word to David
Hale in Amman, who mayor may not have discussed it with his interlocutors there.

The next step is for the Jordanians to tell us whether they


are able to provide the first aid kits (if so, they will presumably let us know as well
how they intend to get them to the U.S.). If they're able to provide the kits, USAID has
offered to facilitate the donation (I don't know who at USAID decided this - you can call
the Hurricane Katrina task force at x76614 and ask to speak to the USAID rep or the NEA
rep for more details) .

Mike

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From: Hardt, Terry (ANE/MEA)


Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:57 PM
To: Singh, Michael K (NEA/ELA) {NEA/ELA}
Subject: thanks for the heads up

I appreciate you alerting me yesterday to Jordan's


humanitarian assistance for Katrina's victims but no one either here or at the Mission
seems to know what the next step is. Did the GOJ offer come with freight costs?

Who was State negotiating with - either a name or an


organization would help.

Was the offer made through the GOJ or an intermediary like


the Red Crescent?

USAID/Amman is more than willing to help, but does not know


what the next step.is.

Do you have a POC in the Embassy in Amman?


.,': ;

!.
Thanks; 'and· sorry for so many questions.

Terry

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To:
Subject:

I am the acting Jordan Desk Officer.

The Jordanian Embassy in Washington has made an offer of 2 field hospitals. They have offered to transport one of them
with a C-130. I don't think they really have a way to transport the second one. The Jordanian military has made the same
offer tol 'n Amman. .

Any information you could give me would be very helpful:


Are we accepting help?
Is there a formal channel offers should be made through?

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