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From:
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To:
Atkinson, David R(Main State 4312)
Thursday, November 03,20053:35 PM
. McCarthy, Deborah A; Katrina Working Group
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S~bJect: RE: URGENT - NEED TO CHECK CASH DONORS

Deborah,

Do you havethe MRN for the aldac that instructed Posts to seek authorityto accept? Several of these gifts, I believe,
were accepted prior to that ALDAC going out and were covered under the blanket authorization Issued at the beginning of
the event. 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{WHAlFO)


sent: ThUrsday, November 03, 2005-2:32 PM
-To: Katrina worldngGroup
SUbject: URGENT - NEED TO CHECK CASH DONORS

GEOGRAPHIC REPS. This report includes numerous non government donations to the USG~ Please provide me with the
cable numbers in which the Missions sent in requests to be authorized to accept, as they were instructed to do, and the
cables that went out with RM clearance authorizing them to accept. I recall cables for Japan and Saudi Arabia but not
others. Countries to check:
Japan (various)
Angola
Malta
Bangladesh
Taiwan
Lebanon

From: Anderson, Roger W(Charleston)


Sent: Monday, October 31,20058:03 AM
To: Anderson, RogerW(Charleston); Sung, Kl H(Charleston); Kaplan, Sid L; Millette, James L(OIarleston)
Cc: Flaggs, OIris H; Bordley, Donna; Scalzo, Christopher R; Hembree, Ericl; Katrina Working Group; McCarthy, Deborah
A; James, Donna l(Charleston); Walden, Nancy S(Charleston); Sung, Ki H(Charleston)
Subject: RE: HURRICANE REUEF REPORT.xls, TF Directorfor Heidi Gomez or Michelle Harris

Today's report, includes update to weekly overseas receipts reporting.


Roger
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«File: FEDWIRE ~URRICANE RELIEF combined REPORT.xIs»

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From: Fox, StephenOR (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 actionson Hurricane Katrina

I sent the message below to NEA desks on Friday at noon. Here is the status of respo£1~f~ __
COB Friday. Apologies for missing the 1:00 deadline; I was out all afternoon at a large retirement
ceremony for our office. Note that there is a request for guidance as regards Jordan. Will follow up
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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 GO! 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 and244 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 fulfill it. 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 blc 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 ofheJp. 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.

Palestinian 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 a.m.
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).
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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.

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NEA Follow-up
actions09 23 05..•

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

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

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[nternationaIOffer...

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-aftemoon will be more
than acceptable. I'll be out 3-5 and will send then.

Thanks.

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

From: Harris, MichelleF(Maln State)


sent: Friday, september 23,2005 10:12 AM
To: Katrina Wor1dng 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. i.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, september 22, 2005 4:40 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: Vlsek, RIchard C; Milhous, Virginia H(AF/EX}; Smith, Nakita 5
Subject: Katrina Cable Guidance

Hi Everyone -

Please use the following as examples (formaUwording) for drafting acceptance/partial acceptance cables. You can
draft cables using Cable Express. Runclearances, then transmit to me via email. I'll 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 andlor 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 Stilt - tstitt@ofda.net)

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

cables matrix
09-20-200S.xls (...

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