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Quick Reference Sbeet'for PAOs 14:009/10/05

Donations:
• From the air, relief supplies from abroad are arriving at a central distribution point in
Little Rock, Arkansas .
• 116 countries and 12 international organizations have offered money, bedding,
supplies and technical assistance to the recovery efforts
• FEMA has received $460 million in international aid
• Some new or increased offers of assistance:
o France has offered 17 divers and one tugboat;
o Two airplanes with 20 tons ofreliefsupplies from Tunisia landed in Little
Rock;
o Malaysia and Pakistan have each offered $1 million to tlie Red Cross; and
o Namibia offered $100,000 worth of supplies.
• Some examples of items offered to meet immediate needs of victims:
o Andorra has offered 1000 bedsheets, 1000 pillows, medical kits and other
supplies
o The Republic ofKorea has offered 2 tons of diapers and supplies as part of
its many items it is willing to send
o Egypt has offered 6,000 blankets and other relief supplies

People to People: ,
• With the help of our cooperating agencies, we have located and confirmed the well-
being of all Fulbright, Humphrey, and Eurasia academic exchange participants in the
affected areas. We are working to assist our grantees and to relocate them to new
assignments.

u.S. Response to Aid:


• We are grateful for the outpouring of assistance offers from the world community.
• These generous offers will do much to alleviate the human suffering caused by the
destructive hurricane and its aftermath.
• The situation on the ground is dynamic, and the U.S. Government emergency
response authorities will continue to determine what is required most urgently to meet
the immediate needs of those suffering from the hurricane's impact.
• We appreciate the goodwill that these many offers have generated. The American
people have a long tradition of extending a hand to those in need. Now in our time of
need we are deeply touched to see the response ofpeople from every comer of the
world.
• Although it is primarily American citizens who are in need, we recognize that many
foreign nationals are also missing and/or displaced in the aftermath ofthis tragedy.
We are working with consular officers representing a large number of countries in
order to allow them to visit the region and assist their nationals.
.• Our task force in Louisiana is headed by Ambassador Joseph G. Sullivan, who, until
Hurricane Katrina struck, had been the Department's Diplomat in Residence at
Tulane University in New Orleans. Ambassador Sullivan is a Career Minister in the

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 26 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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O'Herron, Petra C B2 2 (K5
From: CMS TaskForce1 Q(S/ES·OITF)
Sent: .Friday, September 16, 2005 8:46 PM .
To: eMS TaskForce1 Q; Katrina Working Group; Christenson, Richard A; Fox, Stephen R
(NEAlRA); Gutherie, Peter A; Heinemann, Thomas 8
Cc: DeBell, Georgia J (NEAlSAlEX); Walker, Steven C (NEA/ARPI); Shukan, Brian W; Shukan,
Brian W; TaskForce-1; TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: WRAP UP from Katrina Working Group: NEA and SA

One additionll! Per Dick Christenson, the Maldives cable will have to wait until Monday.

·'··-onglnal Message--
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
5ent: Friday, september 16, 2005 8:39 PM
To: Katrina Working Group; Olristenson, RIchard A; Fox, Stephen R (NENRA); Gutherie, PeterA; Heinemann, Thomas B
CC: DeBell, Georgia J (NEA/SAIEX); Walker, StevenC (NEA,lARPI); Shukan, Blian W; Shukan, Brian W; TaskForce-1
Subject: WRAP UPfrom Katrina Working Group: NEA and SA

NEA: During the last TF shift, acceptance cables were sent to UAE, Tunisia, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority.
The Saudi cable was held by the Task force director.

SA: NEPAL See the message below from Charleston, giving instructions for depositing funds for Katrina relief.
Based on this, the acceptance cable went today.

-----Original Message---
From: Anderson, RogerW(Charleston)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 3:03 PM
. To: (lotS TaskForce1Q
Cc: Gaspl, Maureen J(OlaTleston); Booth, William J(Char1eston)
SUbject: RE: Donation From Katmandu

Paul,

No problem accepting, the SWIFT BIC answer is simple. IF Rastriya Banijiya Bank needs to use a
SWIFT BIC, it's to gel the money to and through their correspondent bank that has a relationship with'
the U S Federal Reserve. The Department would not know this bank number, PBB should.

The Federal reserve system runs off the data provided to post to transact
these U.S. Dollar transfers below. '

B2

These data must be provided in the wire transfer from the correspondent bank to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Roger
-···-Origlnal Message-----
From: eMS TaskForcelQ(S/ES-O/TF)
sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 1:58 PM
To: Anderson, Roger W(Charieston)
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Donation From Katmandu .

Here is what it says ~ Quote: HMGN has pledged USD $25,000 to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. HMGN
requests that Dept please provide the "SWfFT BIC" code in order to transfer the funds. Post requests Washington
to provide guidance on whether to accept the donation and provide the code for funds transfer that we will then
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE In: 07 SEP 2006 200503991
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pass on to HMGN.

We understand HMGN established an account at the Rastriya Banijiya'Bank (PBB) for Nepalis to make
contributions for Katrina hurricane relief efforts. A number of private individuals, businesses, and chambers of
commerce have contributed to the account. At this time HMGN would like to transfer the USD 25000 only. End.
quote.
----Original Message-···
From: Anderson, Roger W(Charleston)
sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 1:46 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelQ
SUbJect: RE: Donation From Katmarxlu

Paul,

Katmandu 2047 not received at US OFFICE fSC CHARLESTON. Can you provide specifics of
that cable and I can review quickly,

Roger

--onglnal Message---
From: CMS TaskForce1Q(S/ES-ofTF)
sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 1:43 PM
To: Andef9:ln, Roger W(OlarIeston)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: DonatIon FromKabnandu

... Task Force was directed by RM to notifyyouofgovemment cash denations - p1e;;Jse take note of
Katmandu 2047. The Nepalese govt pledged $25000. They want to transfer the funds from an account
established at the Rastriya Banijiya Bank.

We are shutting down the Task Force but want to get an acceptance cable sent out ASAP. Please give
the go-ahead if you can by 15:00. We assume there is no problem and will prepare an acceptance cable
awaiting your response.

Thank you! Paul Blankenship

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Williams, Devin M RELEASED IN FULL
From: eMS TaskForce1 K
Sent: Monday, September OS, 20052:44 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbJect: EAPlog p.m. 09/05/05

1. China Pol Counselor Jia called around 1230 re China's donation of goods. They've
chartered two 747s to make delivery to a place to be designated by the U.S. He wants to
know what info we need from him and where they need to send the materiel. Got a
diplomatic clearance sheet to share with Mr. Jia. Ryan informed that arrival/distribution
point nqt yet named, but Chinese need to go ahead with request for diplomatic clearance
first anyway. .

Called Jia back several times at office and via cell phone between 1200 and 1315; no
response so left voice mail. Also calledHu Lihua, Chinese Embassy point man on Hurricane
Katrina issues, at 1300 and explained situation; he said he would ask Jia to call back.

Finally reached Jia; at 1430, per his request, faxed him a brief outline of the info
necessary for requesting a diplomatic aircraft clearance for hurricane relief supplies.

PolCouns Jia confirmed that the Chinese Embassy in Washington has wired the deposit
information regarding their US$5 million relief donation to the Treasury account in New
York; he said that as far as he knew there was no problem, but added he wasn't sure there
was anyone there to receive/act on the wire so we'll see tomorrow if this worked.

2. Mid-afternoon got a call from Amanda CUrtis at AmEmbassy Abu Dhabi (UAE), calling to
confirm that their three cables concerning the UAE response to Hurricane Katrina had been
received. Found three cables from Abu Dhabi and informed Curtis.

3. 1445 Yet another message from the Tunisian Embassy, this time from Air Attache Sr.
Col. Taieb Laajimi, saying they really need to know the destination of the two C-130s they
want to send. Will get back to him saying that hasn't been decided yet.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 16 NOV 2006 200503991
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Quick Reference Sheet for PAOs 3:()() 9/10/05

Donations: .
• From the air, relief supplies from abroad are arriving at a central distribution point in
Little Rock, Arkansas
• 115 countries and 12 international organizations have offered money, food, bedding,
\
medical supplies and technical assistance to the recovery efforts
• FEMA has received $460 million in aid
• Some new or increased offers of assistance:
o France has offered 17 divers and one tugboat;
o Two airplanes with 20 tons ofrelief supplies from Tunisia landed in Little
Rock;
o Malaysia and Pakistan have each offered $1 million to the Red Cross; and
o Namibia offered ~100,OOO worth of food items.
• Some examples ofitems offered to meet immediate needs ofvictims:
o Aridorra has offered 1000 bedsheets, 1000 pillows, medical kits and other
supplies .
., o The Republic of Korea has offered 2 tons ofdiapers and baby formula as
part of its many items it is willing to send
o Egypt has offered 6,000 blankets, 2.6 tons ofpowedered milk, and 2.2
tons ofjam

People to People:
• With the help of our cooperating agencies, we have located and confmned the well-
being of all Fulbright, Humphrey, and Eurasia academic exchange participants in the
affected areas. We are working to assist our grantees and to relocate them to new
assignments.

u.s. Response to Aid:


• We are grateful for the outpouring of assistance offers from the world community.
• These generous offers will do much to alleviate the human suffering caused by the
destructive hurricane and its aftermath.
• The situation on the ground is dynamic, and the U.S. Government emergency
response authorities will continue to determine what is required most urgently to meet
the immediate needs of those suffering from the hurricane's impact.
• We appreciate the goodwill that these many offers have generated. The American
people have a long tradition of extending a hand to those in need. Now in our time of
need we are deeply touched to see the response ofpeople from every comer of the
~~ .

• Although it is primarily American citizens who are in need, we recognize that many
foreign nationals are also missing and/or displaced in the aftermath ofthis tragedy.
Foreign consular representatives, tourists, students, and other visitors are in need. We
are working with consular officers representing a large number of countries in order
to allow them to visit the region and assist their nationals.
• Our task force in Louisiana is headed by Ambassador Joseph G. Sullivan, who, until
Hurricane Katrina struck, had been the Department's Diplomat in Residence at

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 26 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Oliva, Amber M

From: eMS Taskforcet Q-' . <,' •


RELEASED IN PART
Sent: Friday, September 09,20053:12 PM
To: TaskForce-1 B6, B5
Subject: FW: TFUS01 :9/9/05 Katrina - Shift 2 NEA Wrap-Up

>----------
>From: Rosenstock, Matthew S
>Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 3:12:52 PM
>To: 'CMS TaskForce1Q'
>Subject: RE: TFUS01:9/9/05 Katrina - Shift 2 NEA Wrap-up
>Auto forwarded by a Rule
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Very useful, thanks UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 23 JAN 2007 200503991
From: CMS TaskForce1Q
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 3:04 PM
To: NEA-Staff-DL
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: TFUSOl:9/9/05 Katrina - Shift 2 NEA Wrap-Up

TFUS01: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/9/05 Shift 2 (7:00 AM-3:00 PM) NEA Representative
End of Shift Report- Jason Bruder

Tunisia

The Tunisian Flight is en-route, stopped at Andrews for're-fuelling and scheduled to


arrive in Little Rock around 4PM EST. According to Desk Officer Bill Lawrence the two
C-130's contain 7 tons of blankets and 13 tons of tents, :water, detergent, diapers, and
other relief items from Red Crescent. Not that many flights have actually arrived (or
been accepted) this week which makes the Tunisian and Egyptian contributions very
significant.

Israel

A relief flight from Israel arrived on the night of the a-9th carrying 70 tons of relief
supplies. Discrepancies in the Israeli contribution section of the donor's matrix were
cleared up by Desk Officer Matt Rostock. A Hill staffer called to find out why ~we were
refusing assistance from Israel," and was directed to the Israel Desk. Ambassador Thomas
personally advised us to tell the Israelis that we did not need their forensic team at
present, but given the large number of bodies yet to be discovered we may yet.

Egypt

And lcalled in at 7AM to protest FEMA's rejection of B6


ad ltlOnal ~9YP~~an relIef materIal at h1s time. An American C-5 and C-130are
departing Cairo, empty, for the U.S. on Saturday and Sunday. 1[pointed out that B6
there was a target of opportunity to transship the remaining reI1ef suppI1es (water,
tents', etc). FEMA was unable to schedule the flight on Thursday "at this time, for
logistical reasons." Apparently, FEMA can only accept relief supplies with a designated
recipient available who can take the material upon arrival. Sherry Hazelhurst, OFDA rep
on TSUS01 sent an e-mail top the Desk that stated FEMA's current inability to accept -
additional supplies.

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Kuwait

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Saudi Arabia and Oman

Cleared-up discrepancies in donors matrix including addition of $15 million in assistance


from Oman.

Bahrain

During the previous shift the following report came in by cable from Bahrain:
"Major Arabic and English dailies carried a statement September 7 from the Ambassador
expressing "profound gratitude" for the $5 million offer of assistance from the Government
of Bahrain, as well as the many gestures of compassion, concern, and generosity shown by
the Bahraini people. English dailies Bahrain Tribune and the Gulf Daily News carried the
statement on the front page. Arabic dailies Al Ayam and Akhbar Al Khalij printed the
statement in full with a photo of the Ambassador. Following a meeting with the
Ambassador, Minister of Labor AI-Alawi thanked the Ambassador for his press statement,
which he said was very much appreciated by the Bahrainis."

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Bentes, Julianna W

From: Ponds, Fernandez l(Main State Rm 2422} RELEASED IN FULL


Sent: Tuesday, September 20,20051:55 PM
To: Chagnon, Natalie L(S/ES-CR}; Katrina Working Group; Saunier, Deborah K(WHNEX};
Canedo, Denese Merritt; Harris, Paula Y; PM-ActionTeam; Ryan, Timothy G; Stevens, C
Steve; Stutzriem, Lawrence A
Subject: FW: Katrina cable clearances

PM clear with the following. Tunisia and luxembourg are generic as they do not identify the specifics of the contributions
as the others. Believe it would be more personalized if it showed that we sort of acknowledged 'their contributions. r/FlP
----Qriginal Message-----
From: Chagnon, Natalie L(S/ES-cR)
Sent: Tuesday, september 20, 2005 1:46 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
ee: saunier, Deborah K
Subject: Katrina cable dearances

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 AUG 2006 200503991 UN.CLASSIFIED
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. Chai, Martino I
From: Mannaud. Karen [Karen.Mannaud@dhs.gov] RELEASED IN PART
Sent: Wednesday. September 14. 20053:40 PM
To: Nieuwejaar. Sonja; Morrow. Michael K; Bass. John R (OPS) B6
Subject: FW: DISPATCH REQUEST (please observe 4-hour delay)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
Take some comfort my friends ... DATE/CASE ID: 23 OCT 2006 200503991
-----original Message-----
From: Zerbi, Nohemi [mailto:Nohemi.Zerbi@dhs.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:32 PM
To: Marmaud, Karen; Isles, Adam
Subject: FW: DISPATCH REQUEST (please observe 4-hour delay)

The international donations ar~ beginning to be good stories. With the exception of the
MREs, now we have a good system going and things are moving.

Nohemi Zerbi
Infrastructure Liaison
Principal Federal Officer
Baton Rouge, LA
phone: 225-242-6031
I . . I Bl
as: 202-355-5058·

From: Chapman, Laura [mailto:lchapman@OFDA.NET}


Sent: Wed 9/14/2005 12:13 PM .
To: pmolinaro@unicef.org; Killingsworth, Dave
- Cc: rmtkatrina-pc; OFDALogistics; Jenkins, Rob; jacree@Ofda.net; Wanek, pia; Moran, Mike;
Nohemi Zerbi; 1 lporterp@state.gov;

Su Ject: DISPATCH REQUEST P ease observe 4-hour delay)

Dear Paul and Dave,

The relief workers here are in need of tents for both housing and storage, and have
requested the following:

Item Quantity Country


Tents (12 person) 150 China
Tents & structure 34 Czech
Republic
Tents & structure, 16 sq m 10 France
Tents & structure, 25 sq m 10 France
Tenst & structure 28 Tunisia
Tents & structure, 30 sq m 20 Spain

They would also like to receive the 2 rubber halls from Denmark and the
14 large tents from the Czech Republic when they arrive later this week.

Shipping address:

Hammond Receiving and Distribution Center 41430 East Highway I-55 Service Road Hammond, LA
504-234-8921
Contact: Paul Hanneman

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems.


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TAGS: PREL,KPAO,ECON,PGOV,KVVBG

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S/ES~CR:NLCHAGNON TFUSOl:MHARRIS S/ES-O: '

IMMEDIATE TUNIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: N/A

TAGS: OPDC, PREL, TS

SUBJECT: SECRETARY'S REPLY TO CONDOLENCE MESSAGE REGARDING


HURRICANE KATRINA FROM PRESIDENT BEN ALI

1. PLEASE DELIVER FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY RICE TO


PRESIDENT BEN ALI. THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT PLAN TO RELEASE
THE TEXT OF MESSAGE BUT HAS NO OBJECTION IF THE GOVERNMENT
OF TUNISIA WISHES TO DO SO. THERE WILL BE NO SIGNED
ORIGINAL.
2. BEGIN TEXT:

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY REGARDING


THE ~EVASTATION CAUSED BY HURRICANE KATRINA, ONE OF THE
MOST DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANES IN U.S. HISTORY. IT IS
COMFORTING TO HAVE SUCH CARING PEOPLE ACROSS THE GLOBE
REACHING OUT TO US AT THIS TRAGIC TIME.

I DEEPLY APPRECIATE TUNISIA'S OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE.


TUNISIA'S GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION WILL ASSIST GREATLY IN
DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 AUG 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONCERN.

SINCERELY,

CONDOLEEZZA RICE

END TEXT. YY

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S/ES-O:PMAYER TF:DKOSTELANCIK RM:DBORDELY NEA/RA:SFOX,


OFDA:TSTITT L:THEINEMANN

IMMEDIATE TUNIS

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: AEMR, ASEC, CASC, EAID, AMGT, PREL, US, TN

SUBJECT: TFUS01: ACCEPTANCE OF HURRICANE KATRINA


ASSISTANCE FROM TUNISIA

1. (SBU) This is an action request -- see paras 2, 4" and


5.

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


the Tunisian Government assistance offers for Hurricane
Katrina. Embassy Tunis should deliver the points in para
4 at the highest appropriate level on Monday, September
12.

3. ,(SBU) Talking points for use with host government:

The U.S. Government is grateful for the generous offer


of assistance from the Government of Tunisia in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The situation on the ground is dynamic, and the U.s.


Government emergency response authorities continue to
determine .what is required most u r'qerrt.Ly to meet the
immediate needs of those suffering from the hurricane's
impact.

We accept your generous offer of 20 tons of relief


supplies and already put them to good use at stricken
areas in Mis~issippi and Lousiana.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 15 AUG 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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End points.

5. (IF APPLICABLE) Action request for Post: Please


provide the Hurricane Katrina Task Force, preferably via
front-channel cable, with:

-- Name and contact information of Government of Tunisia


contact - preferably English-speaking.

--Name and contact info of Post's point of contact on this


matter.
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I:\TF1\DOCS\CABLES\ACCEPTANCE CABLE TUNISIA.DOC

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Choi, Martino I

From: Chung, Michael A


Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:39 AM
RELEASED IN FULL
To: SES-O_Shift-l; TaskForce-1
Subject: Tunisian Offer of Assistance

Embassy Tunis Duty Officer Kirk Wolcott advised the Government of Tunis contact the Ambassador to convey an offer-of
assistance of two C-130 aircraft to aid in the hurricane relief efforts. Post will follow up with a cable and an email with the
details of the offer.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
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Q"Herron, Petra C

From: B6
Sent: Friday, September 09. 2005 4:46 PM
To:

. Subject: RE: Katrina USAID/OFDA Movements Summary report


Importance: High

//Signedll

-----OriginaJ Message-----
From: rmtkatrina_Jo1 [mailto:rmtkatrina_lo1@ofda.net]
sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 4:16 PM

SUbJect: KatrIna L_ .., Movements·sumrnary report

Greetings.

Please find attached the updated Katrin USAIO/OFOA Movements Summary report.

There, has been no further Information on the Tunisia flight sitting at Andrews AB. Will forward any news as it
arrives.

UNICEF flight has arrived.

Cheers.

Logistics Specialist

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
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From: CMS TaskForce1Q


Sent: Friday, September 09,20051 :10 PM
To: Lawrence, William A (NEAlMAG); Williams, Thomas E (NEAlMAG); McNicholas, Danlel F
(NEAlMAG)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent RELEASED IN PART
B6
I promise you you'll be stars in the sit rep and my write up for the bureau.

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From: Lawrence, William A (NENMAG)
sent: Friday, september 09, 2005 12:35 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: Humanitarian AId - Tunisian Red Crescent

More specifics on what went into the two Tunisian C-130's at the bottom of this thread.

Bill Lawrence
State Department, Maghreb Affairs (NEA/MAG)
1201 CSt. NW. Washington DC 10510
2026474676. UlwrenceWA@state.gov

From: McNicholas, Daniel F (NENMAG)


Sent: Friday, September 09,20058:30 .AM
To: Ballard, David
Cc: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG); Williams, Thomas E (NEA/MAG)
SUbject: RE: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent

Thanks David.

Bill, can you call the dep coordinator on the TF and see if they can put some formulation of this in today's sltrep .. The
Tunes were the first in MAG to step up after al/.

Thanks
Daniel

--·--original Message---
From: Ballard, David(Tunis)
sent: Friday, September 09, 20053:05 AM
To: McNicholas, Daniel F (NENMAG)
. Subject: FW: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent

Daniel:

What I forgot to send yesterday. All the emails I sent to Wash bounced back, though, so you wouldn't have had it
anyway.

David Ballard
Deputy Chief of Mission
U.S. Embassy
Tunis, Tunisia

---"Original Message---
From: Anderson, Bradley G
sent: Thursday, september 08, 2005 2:52 PM
To: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG) . Ir B6
Cc: Hopkins, Elizabeth A; Cooper, Susannah E; Mitchell, Elspeth J; Eliillard, David; ~ rapper,
Jeffrey M; Cooper, Sean R; Syptak, Stephanie F; Hudson, William J '----------'
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 lTNCLASSIFIED
Subject: Humanitarian Aid _Tunisian Red cresceYN CLASSIFIED
...the two aircraft are loaded and should be airborne this afternoon. The Mission Commander is worried
about meeting the arrival times given the short lead time on the dip clearances (they got them this morning),
number of refueling stops. and a possible weather pattern in the North Atlantic. That said, they will make every
effort to get their loads their on time (it's a 20 hour flight each way and there are three pilots on each aircraft). One
of the aircraft is loaded with approximately seven (7) tons of blankets while the other has some thirteen (13) tons
of items like tents, children's diapers, detergents, quilts, and water. The approximate breakdown of the Tunisian
Red Crescent aid is as follows:

• 2000 x 2-person blankets


• 25 x 10-person tents
• 3 x 40-person tents
• 3 tons of Children Diapers
• 3 tons of Detergent «Washballs. wash powder, Javel (bleach»
• 2000 x quilts
• .3 tons of Mineral water

This makes an approximate total of 20.35 tons worth of aid from the Tunisian Red Crescent and much thanks to
everyone who made this happen with such short notice.

B6

UNCLASSIFIED
....:._:-::.~~;; . ~_.:;.
UNCLASSIFIED
1'1574-
-----Original Message-"-- RELEASED IN FULL
From: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
sent: Wednesday, September 07, 20054:04 A M . .
To: Ballard, David L (Tunis); Syptak, Stephanie X; Wolcott, Lawrence K; cooper, R Sean; Cooper, Susannah E; SChoppl, Karen S
(Tunis); Mulrean, PeterF (Tunis); Hudson, William J (Tunis); Hopkins, Elizabeth A
ce: Cornish, A1lyson J; Hofstatter, Benjamin J; Germain, Ellen J; M~icholas, Daniel F (NENMAG); Williams, Thomas E (NEA/MAG)
Subject: (C) OII 6SEP2ooS

CONFiOENTIAL
(C ) katrina Aid: As you know we worked very hard to spring the permissions loose, but so far with no luck. Steve
.Fox and Robert Ewing are working on it on the task force as we speak, but Robert thought it would take another 24-36
hours due to the aforementioned FEMA logjam. We have flagged directly for PDAS Cheney (and indirectly to Welch in
the Bel) that we may need front office assistance to spring this aid free of the FEMA logjam, since the way to do it is
to get your country treated as a special case as happened with France. Israel and a few other countries. Also. we
passed the stuck cable to you in bootleg; as on the one hand S has gone forward with authorizing Ambassador's to
pass along "heartfelt thanks" but the interagency has still frozen all cable traffic since Monday night. Result, you can
pass the contents of the cable even though the cable is still not front channel. Reason? Task Force/FEMA do not
want to send mixed messages encouraging countries to send up planes pre-maturely. What the Tunes have in the
favor is that the planes are ready since Saturday, the cargo began being loaded Saturday and all items are on the
FEMA pre-approved list. So. permissions are doable. The cargo list is now with OFDA. to which FEMA has delegated
the country by country permissions.

From: Ballard, David l (Tunis) .


sent: Wednesday, September D7, ZOOS 10:47 AM . "
To: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG); Syptak, stephanie X; Wolcott, Law~ence ~; Cooper, R Sean, Cooper, Susannah E, SChoppl, Karen -.-'
5 (Tunis)' Mulrean PeterF (Tunis); HudsOn, Wllllam J (Tunis); Hopkins, Blzabeth A
Cc: . Coinlsh,AJIyson J; 'Hofstatter, Benjamin J; Germain, Ellen J; McNicholas, Daniel F (NEA/MAG); Williams, Thomas E (NEA/MAG)
~hH.d: RE: (0 011 6SEP200S
-"·'~':'''l':.:'''~'.'-~''''''''-''''''_~'''' __''''

. ~'

-r-(C) Katrina Aid: Thanks for this and other related updates. Our guess is that the Tunisians are a bit ahead of us on this,
• as they've 'been pretty well ready to go for days. That's not surprising, thol,lgh, as they are one part of a process that has
.an awful lot of moving parts.
---original Message---
From: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
Sent: Thursday, September 08,20057:17 A t - ! . .
To: Ballard, David l (Tunis); Syptak, Stephanie X; Wolcott, Lawrence K; Cooper, R Sean; Cooper, Susannah E; Schoppl, Karen S
(Tunis); Mulreao, PeterF (Tunis); Hudson, Wl/llam J (Tunis); Hopkins, Elizabeth A
Cc: Cornish, A1lyson J; Hofstatter, Benjamin J; Germain, Ellen J; McNicholas, DanIel F (NEA/MAG)' Williams ThomasE (NEA/MAG)
Subject: (C) 0/1 7SEP2005 ' ,

David:

(C) Katrina Aid: logjam cleared, al-herndoulllah. This was finally sprung loose from FEMA as you know and the
'.: paperwork pushed through and finished up today. See note sent separately. You probably knew long before we did.
Planes should arrive inLittle Rock at 1300 and 1330 on 9/9. No earlier. no later. 25 tons of pre-approved goods,
mostly bedding, blankets. Stopover at Andrews both ways: RON at Andrews..1faxed the diplomatic dearances to
Hachana and suggested that he double track via MFA and keep a copy in case there are any issues for the planes
once in US airspace. Copies of key documents should be in the NEA folder on the task force as well since 1won't be
in on Thursday.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 17 JUL 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED

(~
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UNCLASSIFIEDJ
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Lawrence, William A (NEAlMAG)

From; Williams, Thomas E (NENMAG)


Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 11:14 AM
To: Lawrence, William A (NENMAG)
Subject: FW: !! !Tunisian C-130 Flight Status!!!

Importance: High

FYI ....

Tom Williams
Director
Office of Maghreb Affairs
202-647-4675

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1Q(S/ES-O/TF)
Sent: Friday,. September 09, 2005 11:13 AM
To: Williams, Thomas E (NEA/MAG)
Cc: TaskForce-I
Subj ect: FW:·!!! Tunisian C-130 Flight Sta tus ! ! !
Importance.: High

Torn see below- your friends are en route. They apparently stopped off in Northern VA for
a bite at the ,Olive Graden.

JB

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1G
Sent: Er i day , September 09, 2005 10:32 AM
To: Harris, Paula Y(Main State Rrn 2422)
Cc: TaskForce-I
Subject: FW: !! !Tunisian C-130 Flight Status!!!
Importance: High

FYI
-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina 101 [mailto:rmtkatrina 101@ofda.net]
Sent: Frida y , Sept ember 09, 2 0.;0.;5~1;";0;.;:;";2;,,;5;,,,,,;AM -t
To: ,PM-ActionTeam; TaskForce-r
Cc: Killingsworth, Dave; OFDAt09lSElCS;J B6
Subject: !! !Tunisian C-130 Flight Statu ..._ - - - - - - - - - - - -
Importance: High

Greetings Teams,

We have news on the Tunisia flight. Please see below for the details. It looks like the
flight is running late and will be stopping at Andrews before heading to Little Rock.

We will keep you apprised of any changes.

OFDA Logistics
703 526 2206
ofdalogistics@usaid.gov

> -----Original Message-----


> From: AFCAT Airspace
JJ.NNICLASSIFIED
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE VNCLASSIFIED
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 08 FE B 2007 200503991
uNCLASSIFIED
> Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 8:18 AM
> To: 'osdalogistics@usaid.gov'
> Subject: 'I'un i si.an C-130 Flight Status
UNCLASSIFIED
>
> Mr. Long,
>
> Here is what I found out from the FAA Air Traffic Control Services
Cell:
>
> Route of flight: Lajes, Azores - St. Johns, Newfoundland (CYYTj -
> Andrews AFB, MD (KADWj - Little Rock AFB, AR (KLRF) (Return via same
> route)
>
> The aircraft are currently at St Johns. TAF 41 is scheduled to depart
at 1200Z and arrive at Andrews AFB at 1710Z (1310L). TAF 42 is scheduled to depart at
1230Z and arrive at Andrews AFB at 1740Z (1340L).
>
> I don't have any. follow-on information for the flights to Little Rock.
>
> Please let me know if you need more information·. Please give me a
call at 703-693-5555 to let me know you received the info.
>
.> Thank you.
>
> Respectfully,

B6

_IINC:LASS\F\ED
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
O'Herron, Petra C
From: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
Sent: Friday, September 09,20056:44 PM
To: eMS TaskForce1 Q; CMS TaskForce1 L; CMS TaskForce 1LoggerA
Cc: TaskForce-1; TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: Incoming Call on Tunsian Aid to land in Little Rock

YES YES YES

Bill Lawrence
State Department, MaghrebAffairs (NEAJ.MA. G)
RELEASED IN FULL
2101 C St. NW. Washing/oil DC 20520
2026474676. Lawre.llceWA@s/ate.gov

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


sent: Friday, september 09, 2005 6:43 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelL; CMS TaskForcelLoggerA; Lawrence, William A(NEA/MAG)
Cc: Taskforce-l; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Incoming call on Tunsian Aid to land in Uttle Rock

Bill - does this mean that the GOT is okay with us publicizing their help? .Thanks. Joel

---Original Message----
From: CMS TaskForcelL
sent: Friday, september 09, 2005 6:31 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelLoggerA
ee: TaskForce-l
Subject: Incoming Call on Tunslan AId to land in Uttle Rock

NEA Bill Lawrence (x 74676) called to advise that U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Mr. Hudson said that two
Tunisian planes are landing in Little Rock with 20 tons of supplies and aid. He urged that we use this "good
news story" at our earliest convenience. This aid has not yet been acknowledged publically. Details in
sitrep to come our way by eMail. Yesterday, he said, planes from Israel and Egypt landed with aid but have
not been reported on or announced either.

Bonnie Gutman
PA, Taskforce

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AlITHORITY: FRANK TUMMJNJA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 OCT 2006 2OQ503991 UNCLASSIFIED
• Message
~ , \ . Page 10f2
UNCLASSIFIED

O'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1 Q


Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:08 PM
To: Fernandez, Alberto M (NEAlPPD); Finver, Frank J (NEAlPD)
RELEASED IN PART
Cc: TaskForce-1 B6
SUbject: FW: For PA: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent

Fyi -

Jacquelyn Johnstone
eMS Task Force
-~--Original Message----
From: CMS TaskForcell
sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:06 PM
To: lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG) ,
CC: TaskForce-l
Subject: FW:,For PA: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent

FYI..,
-----Original Message-----
From: Reside, Julie M(PA/PRS)
sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:00 PM
To: Ereli, Joseph A (PACE)(Washinigton); Johndroe, Gordon D (PACE)(Strategic Communications and Planning);
Mills, Richard E (PACE)
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: For PA: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent

Adam f Gordon / Rich -


Is this something 0 could/should mention in his ai-Arabiyya interview this afternoon?
Julie

From: CMSTaskForcelL(S/ES-OfTF)
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:55 PM
To: ResIde, Julie M(PA/PRS); Erell, Joseph A (PAcE)(Washinigton); Johndroe, GordOO 0 (PACE)(strategic Communications and Planning)

Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: For PA: Humanitarian Aid : Tunisian Red Crescent

Julie, The Tunisia desk asks that this first aid shipment from a MUSlim country be especially highlighted,
Lois

··--Original Message-··
From: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:44 PM
,To: TaskForce·l
Subject: For PA: Humanitarian Aid· Tunisian Red Crescent

)
For PA: .

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA~lD: 25 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED

\
Message , Page 2 of2
UNCLASSIFIED
Two Tunisian C-130's loaded with over 20 tons of relief supplies landed in Little Rock last Friday at 6 p.m. Tunisia
was one of the first countries to deliver relief to the afflicted area. Its contribution represents the leading edge of
the remarkable outpouring of sympathy and assistance from the Arab and Muslim world. One aircraft had 7 tons
of blankets (2000 blankets), and the other had 13 tons of relief supplies including large tents, quilts, detergents,
diapers. and mineral water.

The GOT, through Presidential Envoy Habib Ben Yahia who met least week with White House and State officials,
that each lime that Tunisia has been hit by floods. in 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999, the U.S. has always stood by
the Tunisians with generous and timely assistance.

Ambassador Hudson has requested several times that we publicly acknowledge the Tunisians generosity and
their swift, proactive response, and unique in the Maghreb region.

Bill Lawrence
Stale Department, Mag/web Affairs (NEAIM.~G)

1201 CSt, NW. Washingtoll DC :10520


2026474676. Lnwrencell'A@srQte.goY

From: I I B6
sent: Thursday, September 08, 20058:52 AM
·To: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
Cc: Hopkins, Elizabeth A; Cooper, Susannah E; Mitchell, Elspeth J; Ballard, David~
Tapper, Jeffrey M; Cooper, Sean R; Syptak, Stephanie F; Hudson, William J. '-------....,....----
Subject: Humanitarian Aid - Tunisian Red Crescent

...the two aircraft are loaded and should be airborne this afternoon. The Mission Commander is worried
about meeting the arrival times given the short lead lime on the dip clearances (they got them this morning),
number of refueling stops, and a possible weather pattern in the North Atlantic. That said, they will make every
effort to get their loads their on time (it's a 20 hour flight each way and there are three pilots on each aircraft). One
of the aircraft is loaded with approximately seven (7) tons of blankets while the other has some thirteen (13) tons
of items like tents, children's diapers: detergents, quilts. and water. The approximate breakdown of the Tunisian
Red Crescent aid is as follows:

• 2000 x 2-person blankets


• 25 x 10-person tents
• 3 x 40-person tents
• 3 tons of Children Diapers
• 3 tons of Detergent «Washballs. wash powder, Javel (bleach»
• 2000 x quilts
• 3 tons of Mineral water

This makes an approximate total of 20.35 tons worth of aid from the Tunisian Red Crescent and much thanks to
everyone who made this happen with such short notice.

U.S. Embassy Tunisia

7/6/2006
UNCLASSIFIED
','

Chol, Martino I

From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:

Categories: UNCLASSIFIED

It's already in the matrix. Thanks.

From: Tribble, Conrad R


sent: Sunday, September 04,20051:52 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Tunisian Offer of Assistance - Hurricane Katrina ReliefOperations

Task Force: Just making sure you saw this; it's from this morning. Conrad

Conrad Tribble
Senior Watch Officer'
Operations Center, Room 7516
202-647-1512

From: Wolcott, Lawrence K


sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 6:06AM
To: Chung, Michael A(S/ES-O)
Cc: Ballard, David L (Tunis); SES-O
Subject: Tunisian Offer of Assistance - Hurricane Katrina ReliefOperations

*****************************************************
In accordance with E.O. 12958 this message is UNCLASSIFIED.

******************************************************
Michael/Op Center,

Per our telephone conversation earlier today, the Foreign Minister from the Government of Tunisia
contacted the Ambassador here today to offer the use of two (2) C-130 airplanes for Hurricane
Katrina Relief Operations. In addition to the planes. the GOT has offered to fill the aircrafts with
blankets, tents, food, or other supplies, as necessary, and would like to know what, if anything is
needed.

The Point of Contact for more information and a res

Please let me know soonest whether we need to send this information by Front Channel Cable or if
this email will suffice. If a cable is required, please instruct to whom we send it and what is the
pertinent information (tags, subject, etc, as the ALDAC does not provide this information).

Please contact me directly with this information, either by email or phone: 1 1.

Thank you for your assistance,


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Kirk

L. Kirk Wolcott
DUTY OFFICER
U.S. Embassy Tunis

(PS Apologies for the direct message, but I wasn't certain whether I listed the correct collective. KW)

lJNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
RELEASED IN FULL

TFUSOl: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/16/2005


Shift 2 (1500-1800)
NEAlSA Representative End of Shift Report - Georgia DeBell NEAlSAlEX

--NE/\:

• Saudi Arabia - Obtained L clearance on AGFUND gift of $25,000. Acceptance


cable held by Task Force Director for clarification of AGFUND.
• UAE: Acceptance cable for gift oi$tOO million sent.
• Tunisia: Acceptance cable sent
• Palestinian Authority: Acceptance cable sent.
• Egypt: Acceptance cable sent.

SA:

• Nepal: acceptance cable sent

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 24 AUG 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
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NotesTele (5).txt
Stephen A Hubler 09/15/2005 12:36:26 PM From DB/In~ox: stephen A
Hubler
cable
Text:

UNCLAS SECSTATE 169972


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RHBVAKS/COMFIFTHFLT IMMEDIATE
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RHHJJAA/JICPAC HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
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RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/CDR USJFCOM NORFOLK VA IMMEDIATE
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RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE:MO// IMMEDIATE
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RUMIAAA/HQ USSOUTHCOM J2 MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
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RUEHDBU/AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE IMMEDIATE 1703
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL, PINS, AEMR, MARR, CASC, US, KHLS
SUBJECT: TFUS01 SITUATION REPORT NO. 026 AS OF 0500 EDT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
FOREIGN· ASSISTANCE PLEDGED
1. (U) 122 countries and 16 international organizations
have offered assistance. Embassy Abuja reports that the
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED

NotesTele (5).txt
Government of Nigeria would like to present the Secretary
with a US $1 million check at UNGA; L is conducting an
ethics review. (Task Force)
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE RECEIVED
2. (U) Embassy colombo transmitted to the Task Force the
Government of Maldives' US $25,000 donation to the
American Red cross, in the form of a check drawn from the
Bank of Maldives. TF presented the check to a Red cross
representative. (Task Force)
OTHER ASSISTANCE
3. (u) The committee for,the Implementation of Textile
Agreements voted september 14 to permit importers to
release US $43 million in clothing, currently held under
China safeguard quotas, for Hurricane Katrina relief.
(EB/Task Force E-Mail)
COMMODITY MOVEMENTS
4. (U) AS of September 14, USAID had received 33
commodity flights: 11 from the UK, 3 from France, 2 from
Italy, 2 from Russia, 2 from spain 2 from Egypt, 2 from
Tunisia, 1 from China, 2 from thaiiand, 2 from UNICEF, 1
from Israel, 1 from India, 1 from the Czech Republic, and
1 from Sweden. (State south 9/14 Daily Activity Report)
STATUS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS REPORTED MISSING
5. (U) Thirteen countries have reported citizens
unaccounted for or believed to be deceased: Belgium (6),
Brazil (23), canada (2), Honduras (1), Italy (125), Japan
(49), Mauritius (2), Mexico (12), Poland (12), portuga~
(2), south Korea (4), Turkey (7), and the UK
(approximately 20). This data was received from official
embassy communications; the actual numbers could be
higher .. (CA/ocS Status Report)

MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.
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UNCLASSIFIED
'tr$'7" .....' :...., ..
UtjN&M~WEl1D
lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG) RELEASED IN PART
From: CMS TaskForce1 L(S/ES-OrrF) BI,1.4(D)
Sent: Friday, September 09,20056:49 PM
To: Lawrence, William A (NEAlMAG)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: Incoming Call on Tunsian Aid to land in Little Rock

Thank you!

-----Origlnal Message---"-
From: . Lawrence, William A (NENMAG)
sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 6:45 PM
To: . CMS TaskForcelQ; CMS TaskForcelL; CMS TaskForcelLoggerA
Cc: TaskForce-I; TaskForce-l
Subject: . RE: Incoming calion Tunsian Aid to land in Uttle Rock

IEgypuans got their aid. lfi §O we


1all other NEA countries are ok. What is new here is that the Tunisians and
eali ~ public with that message to Arab and Muslim
world. Its already going to be,
Bl
tomorrow, but we ought to get out ahead of thatand get our two cents innow rather than remain silent.

Bill Lawrence
SIDte Department, Maghreb Affairs (NEA/MAG)
1101 CSt. NW. Washington DC 20520
202647 4676. LawrenceWA@StDte.gol'

From: CMS TaskForcelQ(SjES-O{TF)


Sent: Friday, September 09,20056:43 PM
To: CMSTaskForcelL; CMS TaskFOrcelLoggerA; Lawrence, William A (NEAjMAG)
Cc:TaskForce-l;TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Incoming Call on Tunsian Aid to land in Little Rock

Bill - does this mean that the GOT is okay with us publicizing their help? Thanks, Joel

----Original Message--
From: CMS TaskForcelL
Sent: Friday, September 09,20056:31 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelLoggerA
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: Incoming Call on Tunsian Aid to land in Uttle Rock

NEA Bill Lawrence (x 74676) called to advise that U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Mr. Hudson said that
two Tunisian planes are landing in Little Rock with 20 tons of supplies and aid. He urged that we use
this "good news story" at our earliest convenience. This aid has not yet been acknowledged publically,
'Details in sitrep to corne our way by eMail. Yesterday, he said, planes from Israel and Egypt landed with
aid but have not been reported on or announced either.

Bonnie Gutman
PA, Taskforce

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATEi) NCLASSIF'ED


CLASSIFIED BY DEPT. OF STATE, L. R. LOHMAN, DAS, A1ISS
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL REASON: 1.4(D)
DECLASSIFY AFTER: 8 SEP 2015
'DATE/CASE ID: 08 FEB 2007 200503991 'VNCLASSIFIED
lJNCLASSIFIEJgNCLASSIFIED N35
Lawrence, William A <...
N_E..
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From: Rubin, Joel M Bl,.1.4(D)


Sent: Tuesday. September 13, 2005 10:08 AM
To: lawrence, William A (NEAlMAG)
Subject: RE: Incoming Call on Tunsian Aid to land in Little Rock

Perfecto!! Teamwork

From: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)


sent: Monday, september 12, 2005 9:24 PM
To: Rubin, Joel M
SUbject: FW: Incoming call on Tunsian Aid to land in Little Rock

Thanks for your help Friday night. Tunes got the message. Task force even asked Ereli to do something, and for D to EI-
Arabiyya, but no action yet.

Bill Lawrence UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


Stale Department, Maghreb AJfair.~ (NEA/MAG) CLASSIFIED BY DEPt. OF STATE, L. R. LOHMAN, DAS, A1ISS
2201 CSt. NW. Washington DC 20520 REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
2026474676. LmvrenceWA@State goy CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL REASON: 1.4(D)
DECLASSIFY AFTER: 12 SEP 2015
DATE/CAS}: ID: 08 FEB 2007 .200503991

From: CMS TaskForcelQ(S/ES-Q{TF)


Sent: Friday, september 09,20057:05 PM
To: Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
Cc: TaskForce-l
.Subject: RE: Incoming call on Tunsian Aid to land in Little Rock

You are a great advocate! Joel

. -Original Message---·-
From: Lawrence, William A (NENMAG)
sent: Friday, September09, 2005 6:45 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelQ; CMS TaskForcell; CMS TaskForcelloggerA
Cc: TaskForce-l; TaskForce-l .
Subject: . RE: Incoming call on Tunsian Aid to land in UttIe Rock

r'Egypuail§ gut 1fIt:!1i aid iii so wt:! cail iau other NEA countries are ok. What is new here is that the Tunisians and
gb public with that message to Arab andMuslim world. Its already going to be,
B1

tomorrow, but we ought to get out ahead of that and get our two cents in now rather than remain silent.

Bill Lawrence
State Deportment, Maghreb Affairs (NEA/MAG)
220/ CSt. NW. Washington DC 20520
202647 4676. LawrenceWA@state go"

From: CMS TaskForce1Q(S/ES-O/TF)


sent:Friday, september 09, 2005 6:43 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelL; CMS TaskForcelLoggerA; Lawrence, William A (NEA/MAG)
Cc: TaskForce-1; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Incoming call on Tunsian Aid to land in little Rock

Bill- does this mean that the GOT is okay with us publicizing their help? Thanks, Joel

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Subject: Incoming call on Tunslan AId to land in Uttle Rock .

NEA Bill Lawrence (x 74676) called to advise that u.s. Ambassador to Tunisia Mr. Hudson said that
two Tunisian planes are landing in Little Rock with 20 tons of supplies and aid. He urged that we use
this "good news story" at our earliest convenience. This.aid has not yet been acknowledged publically.
Details in sitrep to come our way by eMail. yesterday, he said, planes from Israel and Egypt landed with
aid but have not been reported on or announced either.

Bonnie Gutman
PA, Taskforce

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Donations:
• From the air. relief supplies from abroad are arriving at .a central distribution point in
Little Rock. Arkansas
• 115 countries and 12 international organizations have offeredmoney, bedding.
supplies and technical assistance to the recovery efforts
• FEMA has received $460 million in international aid
• Some new or increased offers of assistance:
o France has offered 17 divers and one tugboat;
o Two airplanes with 20 tons of relief supplies fromTunisia landed in Little '
Rock;
o Malaysia and Pakistan have each offered $1 million to the Red Cross; and
o Namibia offered $100.000 worth of supplies.
• Some examples of items offered to meet immediate needs of victims:
o Andorra has offered 1000 bedsheets, 1000 pillows, medical kits and other
supplies
o The Republic of Korea has offered;2 tons of diapers and supplies as part of
its many items it is willing to send
o Egypt has offered 6,000 blankets and other relief supplies

People to People:
• With the help of our cooperating agencies, we have located and confirmed the well-
being of all Fulbright. Humphrey. and Eurasia academic exchange participants in the
affected areas. We are working to assist our grantees and to relocate them to new
assignments.

u.S. Response to Aid:


,. We are grateful for the outpouring of assistance offers from the world community.
• These generous offers will do much to alleviate the human suffering caused by the
destructive hurricane and its aftermath.
• The situation on the ground is dynamic. and the U.S. Government emergency
response authorities will continue to determine what is required most urgently to meet
the immediate needs of those suffering from the hurricane's impact.
• We appreciate the goodwill that these many offers have generated. The American
people have a long tradition of extending a hand to those in need. Now in our time of
need we are deeply touched to see the response of people from every corner of the
world.
'. Although it is primarily American citizens who are in need, we recognize that many,
foreign nationals are also missing and/or displaced in the aftermath of this tragedy.
We are working with consular officers representing a large number of countries in
order to allow them to visit the region and assist their nationals.
• Our task force in Louisiana is headed by Ambassador Joseph G. Sullivan, who, until
Hurricane Katrina struck. had been the Department's Diplomat in Residence at
Tulane University in New Orleans. Ambassador Sullivan is a Career Minister in the

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE IV: 29 JUN 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Senior Foreign Service with over 30 years of diplomatic experience in Africa, the
Middle East, Latin America, and Europe.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2005

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PLEDGED


1. (U) 122 countries and 16 international organizations
have offered assistance. Embassy Abuja reports that the
Government of Nigeria would like to present the Secretary.
with a US $1 million check at UNGA; L is conducting an
ethics review. (Task Force)
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE RECEIVED
2. (U) Embassy Colombo transmittedl to the Task Force the
Government of Maldives' US $25~OOO aonation to the
American Red Cross, in the form of ~ check drawn from the
Bank of Maldives. TF presented the check to a Red Cross
representative. (Task Force)
OTHER ASSISTANCE

3. (U) The Committee for the Implementation of Textile


Agreements voted September 14 to permit importers to
release US $43 million in clothing, currently held under

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4. (U) As of September 14, USAID had received 33


commodity flights: 11 from the UK, 13 from France, 2 from
Italy, 2 from Russia, 2 from spain,! 2 from Egypt, 2 from
Tunisia, 1 from China, 2 from Thaiiand, 2 from UNICEF, 1
from Israel, 1 from India, 1 from the Czech Republic, and
1 from Sweden. (State South 9/14 Daily Activity Report)
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STATUS OF .FOREIGN NATIONALS REPORTED MISSING
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5. (U) Thirteen countries have re~orted citizens


unaccounted for or believed to be 4eceased: Belgium (6),
Brazil (23), Canada (2), Honduras (1), Italy (125), Japan
(49), Mauritius (2), Mexico (12), ~oland (12), Portugal
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(2), South Korea (4), Turkey (7), and the UK
(approximately 20). This data was I received from official
embassy communications; the actual numbers could be
higher,(CA/OCS. Status Report)

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TFUSOl: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 919/05


Shift 2 (7:00 AM-3:00 PM)
NEA Representative End of Shift Report- Jason Bruder

Tunisia

The Tunisian Flight is en-route, stopped at Andrews for re-fuelling and scheduled to arrive in Little Rock
around 4PM EST. According to Desk Officer Bill Lawrence the two C-130's contain 7 tons of blankets and 13
tons of tents, water, detergent, diapers, and other relief items from Red Crescent. Not that many flights have
actually arrived (or been accepted) this week which makes the Tunisian and Egyptian contributions very
significant.

Israel

A relief flight from Israel arrived on the night of the 8-9 th carrying 70 tons of relief supplies. Discrepancies in .
the Israeli contribution section of the donor's matrix were cleared up by Desk Officer Matt Rostock. A Hill
staffer called to find out why ''we were refusing assistance from Israel," and was directed to the Israel Desk.
Ambassador Thomas personally advised us to tell the Israelis that we did not need their forensic team at present,
but given the large number ofbodies yet to be discovered we may yet.

Egypt B6

I . 'called in at 7AM to protest FEMA's rejection of additional Egyptian


reHefmaterial at this time. An American C-5 and C-130 are departing Cairo, empty, for the U.S. on Saturday
and Sunday. I Ipointed out that there was a target of opportunity to transship the remaining relief
supplies (water, tents, etc). FEMA was unable to schedule the flight on Thursday "at this time, for logistical
reasons." Apparently, FEMA can only accept relief supplies with a designated recipient available who can take
the material upon arrival. Sherry Hazelhurst, OFDA rep on TSUSOI sent an e-mail top the Desk that stated
FEMA's current inability to accept additional supplies.

Kuwait

The Secretary wanted to comment on total aid received at the Under Secretary Hughes swearing-in. A debate
among SIES staffregarding the exact nature of the Kuwaiti $100 million! $400 million offer ensued prior the
Secretary's comments and was resolved with input from the Desk. Kuwait Desk Officer David Berns up-dated
the "action" section of the donor's matrix.

Saudi Arabia and Oman

Cleared-up discrepancies in donors matrix including addition of$15 million in assistance from Oman.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA Th.T . UNCLASSIFIED
DATE/CASE ID: 08 FEB 2007 200503991 ul~CLASSIFIED
Bahrain

During the previous shift the following report came in by cable from Bahrain:
"Major Arabic and English dailies carried a statement September 7 from the Ambassador expressing "profound
gratitude" for the $5 million offer of assistance from the Government of Bahrain, as well as the many gestures of
compassion, concern, and generosity shown by the Bahraini people. English dailies Bahrain Tribune and the
Gulf Daily News carried the statement on the front page. Arabic dailies Al Ayam and Akhbar Al Khalij printed
the statement in full with a photo of the Ambassador. Following a meeting with the Ambassador, Minister of
Labor Al-Alawi thanked the Ambassador for his press statement, which he said was very much appreciated by
the Bahrainis."

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Subject:

I notice the State TF report goes to a standard distribution that does not include NORTHCOM, the primary
COCOM in this case. For parallel coverage, I would suggest you add some ofthe addressees in the
NORTHCOM SITREP, which I have copied below.

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CDR USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL
CDR USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE//ECCC//
CDR USSTRATCOM OFFUTT AFB NE
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
CSAF WAsHINGTON DC
SECSTATE WASHOC
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COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
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HQ FIRST ARMY-G3 FT GILLEM GA
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CDR JFHQ-NCR FT MCNAIR DC
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HQ NORAD COMMAND CTR CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AFS CO
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TAGS: PREL, PINS, AEMR, MARR, CASC, US, KHLS
SUBJECT: TFUSOl SITUATION REPORT NO. 013 AS OF 1530 EDT
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2005

Unclassified Telegram Text M Gallagher, Coordinator.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


\
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

1. (U) Three flights from the.UK, and one each from Spain
and Russia landed relief supplies at Little Rock today.
An additional Russian airc'raft, as well as one flight from
France and two from Egypt are scheduled to land at Little
Rock later today. Tunisian and Israeli aircraft are
scheduled for tomorrow. (TaSK Force)

2. (U) The Mexican 45-trucK convoy cleared the border at


1032. (Task Force/NORTHCOM e-mail)

3. (U) A total of 105 foreign countries and 11


international organizations have generously offered
assistance to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. New or
increased offers of assistance have been made by: portugal
-- two percent of its oil reserves (500.000 barrels);
Vietnam -- offered $100.000; Armenia -- increased its
offer to $200,000 from $100,000; Sao Tome -- offered
$18.000, and Guyana -- offered plywood. (TaSK Force)

ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS

4. (U) Foreign consular officials have located 549


formerly missing foreign nationals, up from 196. (TaSK
Force)

U. S. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
3

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
5. (U) USDA is deploying personnel to Little Rock AFB and
other locations to inspect MREs and other food aid. (Task
Force, Task Force/FEMA e-mail)

6. (U) Department of State-South has worked out a process


by which consular officials from the nine permanent
consulates in New Orleans may visit their offices. DOS-
South will communicate those procedures tomorrow morning.
Procedures will also be provided to allow other missions
to visit New Orleans accompanied by DOS-South personnel
and Louisiana State Police. British Ambassador David
Manning is scheduled to visit Baton Rouge tomorrow. (Task
Force/State-South telcon)

7. (U) NORTHCOM is now coordinating an ID system to track


all foreign relief flights. (Task Force/RMTKatrina e-
mail)

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O'Herron, Petra C
From: Fox, Stephen"R (NEAlRA) RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:58 PM
To: Harris. MichelleF; 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 respoa~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
'-
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 I just 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 FEMAlDHS 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
Jetter 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 SIBS waiting to go out - apparently, they still have a
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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DATE/CASE ID: 09 JAN 2007 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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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).
~

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
actions 09 23 as...

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.

Wor1dng -
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.

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

From: Harris, Michelle F(Maln state)


sent: Friday, september 23, 2005 10:12 AM
To: Kabina Working Group; Mllhous, Virginia H(AF/EX)
Cc: Tucker, Kelly J
Subject: cable ActIons
Importance: High

KWG Regional Bureau Reps -

Per meeting this moming:

• 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 offerslremaining 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, september 22, 200S4:40 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
CC: Vlsek, Richard Ci Milhous, Virginia H(AF/EX)i Smith, NakitaS
Subject: Katrina cable Guidance

Hi Everyone -

Please use the following as examples (formatlwording) for drafting acceptance/partial acceptance cables. You can
draft cables using Cable Express. Run clearances, 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 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 vlsek, 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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Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Miche{{e Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

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Quick Reference Sheet for PAOs 11:00 9/10/05 RELEASED IN FULL
Donations:
• From the air, relief supplies from abroad are arriving at a central distribution point in
Little Rock, Arkansas /

• 115 countries and 12 international organizations have offered money, bedding,


supplies and technical assistance to the recovery efforts
• FEMA has received $460 million in international aid
• Some new or increased offers of assistance:
o France has offered 17 divers and one tugboat;
o Two airplanes with 20 tons of relief supplies from Tunisia landed in Little
Rock; .
o Malaysia and Pakistan have each offered $1 million to the Red Cross; and
o Namibia offered $100,000 worth of supplies.
• Some examples ofitems offered to meet immediate needs of victims:
o Andorra has offered 1000 bedsheets, 1000 pillows, medical kits and other
supplies
o The Republic of Korea has offered 2 tons of diapers and supplies as part of
its many items it is willing to send
o Egypt has offered 6,000 blankets and other relief supplies

People to People:
• With the help of our cooperating agencies, we have located and confirmed the well-
being of all Fulbright, Humphrey, and Eurasia academic exchange participants in the
affected areas. Weare workirig to assist our grantees and to relocate them to new
assignments.

u.S. Response to Aid:


• We are grateful for the outpouring of assistance offers from the world community.
• These generous offers will do much to alleviate the human suffering caused by the
destructive hurricane and its aftermath.
• The situation on the ground is dynamic, and the U.S. Government emergency
response authorities will continue to determine what is required most urgently to meet
the inunediate needs of those suffering from the hurricane's impact.
• We appreciate the goodwill that these many offers have generated. The American
people have a long tradition of extending a hand to those in need. Now in our time of
need we are deeply touched to see the response of people from every comer ofthe
world.
• Although it is primarily American citizens who are in need, we recognize that many
foreign nationals are also missing and/or displaced in the aftermath of this tragedy.
We are working with consular officers representing a large number of countries in
order to allow them to visit the region and assist their nationals.
• Our task force in Louisiana is headed by Ambassador Joseph G. Sullivan, who, until
Hurricane Katrina struck, had been the Department's Diplomat in Residence at
Tulane University in New Orleans. Ambassador Sullivan is a Career Minister in the

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINI{\
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Senior Foreign Service with over 30 years ofdiplomatic experience in Africa, the
Middle East, Latin America, andEurope.

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