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Choi, Martino I
From:
Sent:
Gutherie, Peter A
Thursday, February 02. 2006 11: 12 AM
RELEASED IN FULL
To: Shinnick. Julianne; Bordley, Donna; McCarthy, Deborah A; Visek, Richard C
Cc: Murphy, Betsy E(Charleston): Anderson. Roger W(Charfeston); Millette. James L(Charleston);
Borek, Jamison S; Thessin, James H; Bass, John R (OPS); Morrow. Michael K
Subject: GAO Preliminary observations on Katrina

FYI. The preliminary GAO Katrina report released yesterday contains one reference to
international assistance (pg. a, 2nd bullet):

Additional capability will be needed to effectively manage and deploy volunteers and
unsolicited donations. Our early work indicates that because of the magnitude of the
storms, volunteers and donations, including from the international community were not
generally well integrated into the overall response and recovery activities. For example,
there were challenges in integrating the efforts of the Salvation Army and smaller
organizations, often local churches and other "faith-based" organizations. In addition,
federal agencies involved in managing the international assistance were not prepared to
coordinate, receive, distribute, or account for the assistance. Agency officials involved
in the cash and in-kind international assistance told us the agencies had not planned for
the acceptance of international assistance for use in the United States and, therefore;
had not developed processes and procedures to address this scenario.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 25 OCT 2006 200503991

From: Shinnick, Julianne


Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:03 AM
To: Bordley, Donna; McCarthy, Deborah Ai Gutherie, Peter Ai Visek, Richard C
Cc: Murphy, Betsy E(Charleston)i Anderson, Roger W(Charleston)i Millette, ,James
L(Charleston)
subject: RE: need help to answer GAO question quickly
Importance: High

You guys might have this already, but here's the link to the Katrina "preliminary
observations" released by GAO yesterday:

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06365r.pdf

From: Bordley, Donna


Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 9:47 AM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Gutherie, Peter Ai Visek, Richard C; Shinnick, Julianne
SUbject: RE: need help to answer GAO question quickly
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Does GAO understand that depending upon the mode of donation that there could have been
EFT fees or exchange rate losses that account for the difference in the
pledged/received!!!

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


Sent: Thursday" February 02, 2006 8:45 AM.
To: Gutherie, Peter A; Visek, Richard C; Bordley, Donna; Shinnick, Julianne
Subject: FW: need help to answer GAO question quickly

Some more stuff for our call. This is getting into the weeds though.

-From: Norman, Alain G


Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 20065:08 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Yu, Alan K
Subject: RE: need help to answer GAO question quickly

Double checking now, but FYI, I'm copying in the lines in the last version of the
consolidated matrix I have re: Bosnia.

It seems that at least two different levels of government pledged money; perhaps the
provincial level never came through.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

9/6/2005; 9/11/2005

Government

SARAJEVO 2152

STATE 167678

$63,534

Paul Pfeuffer - EUR Desk Officer

On 9/7 the Council of Ministers decided to donate $ 63,534 from the state budget.

Approved

Cash

EUR

$63,534.00

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I Bosnia and Herzegovina

9/6/2005; 9/11/2005

Government (provincial)

SARAJEVO 2152

STATE 167678

10,000 KM (approx $6,414)


,
Paul Pfeuffer - EUR Desk Officer

Mayor of Bihac 10,000 KM (approx $6,414)

Approved

Cash

EUR

$6,414.00

Bosnia and Herzegovina

9/6/2005; 9/11/2005

Goyernment (provincial)

SARAJEVO 2152

STATE 167678

10,000 KM (approx $6,414)

Paul Pfeuffer - EUR Desk Officer

Municipality of Old Town Sarejevo 10,000 KM (approx $6,414)

Approved

Cash

EUR

$6,414.00

Bosnia and Herzegovina


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9/7/2005; 9/14/2005

Government

STATE 169098

STATE 167678

Potential offer of forensics experts from Bosnian Ambassador Turkovic

Anna Stinchcomb (EUR/SCE)


3

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if
Anna is looking to Washington for confirmation that these experts are needed. Declined
(ref. STATE 169097).

Declined

08 - Public Health and Medical Services

EUR

Alain

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 3:47 PM
To: Norman, Alain G; Yu, Alan K
Subject: need help to answer GAO question quickly

1. GAO has asked the following. Can you enlighten us?


2. Our understanding is that Bosnia/Herzegovina initial pledged $76,362 and the
Department of State had only received $61,406 as of November 10, 2005. What procedures,
if any, were preformed to ensure that Bosnia/Herzegovina did not intend to donate the
difference of $14,956 to the U.S. Government?

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Bentes, Julianna W
From: Gutherie, Peter A RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Thursday, February 02,200611:12 AM
To: Shinnick, Julianne; Bordley, Donna; McCarthy, Deborah A; Visek, Richard C
Cc: Murphy, Betsy E(Charleston); Anderson, Roger W(Charleston); Millette, James L(Charleston);
Borek, Jamison S;Thessin, James H; Bass, John R (OPS); Morrow, Michael K
Subject: GAO Preliminary observations on Katrina

FYI. The preliminary GAO Katrina report released yesterday contains one reference to
international assistance (pg. 8, 2 nd bullet):

Additional capability will be needed to effectively manage and deploy volunteers and unsolicited
donations. Our early work Indicates that because of the magnitude of the storms, volunteers
and donations, including from the international community were not generally well integrated
into the overall response and recovery activities. For example, there were challenges in
integrating the efforts of the Salvation Army and smaller organizations, often local churches
and other "faith-based" organizations. In addition, federal agencies involved in managing the
international assistance were not prepared to coordinate, receive, distribute, or account for the
assistance. Agency officials involved in the cash and in-kind international assistance told us the
agencies had not planned for the acceptance of international assistance for use in the United
States and, therefore, had not developed processes and procedures to address this scenario.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA415nt~~ JD: 17 AUG 2006 200503991
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From: Shinnick, Julianne


Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 11:03 AM
To: Bordley, Donna; McCarthy, Deborah A; Gutherie, Peter A; Visek, Richard C
Cc: Murphy, Betsy E(Charleston); Anderson, Roger W(Charleston); Millette, James L(Charleston)
SUbject: RE: need help to answer GAO question quickly
Importance: High

You guys might have this already, but here's the link to the Katrina "preliminary observations" released by GAO
yesterday: . .

From: Bordley, Donna .


.Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 9:47 AM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Gutherie, Peter A; Visek, Richard C; Shinnick, Julianne
Subject: RE: need help to answer GAO question quickly

Does GAO understand that depending upon the mode of donation that there could have been EFT fees or
exchange rate losses that account for the difference in the pledged/received!!!

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 8:45 AM
To: Gutherie, Peter A; Visek, Richard C; Bardley, Donna; Shinnick, Julianne
.SUbject: FW: need help to answer GAO question quickly

Some more stuff for our call. This is getting into the weeds though.

From: Norman, Alain G


Sent: Wednesday, February 01,20065:08 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Yu, Alan K
Subject: RE: need help to answer GAO question quickly

Double checking now, but FYI, t'rn copying in the lines in the last version of the consolidated matrix I have re:
Bosnia.

It seems that at least two different levels of government pledged money; perhaps the provincial level never came
through.

Bosnia and 9/6/2005; SARAJEVO ~TATE


Government $63,534
Herzegovina 9/11/2005 2152 167678
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Bosnia and 9/6/2005; Government SARA~EVO ~TATE
10,000 KM (approx $6,414)
Herzeoovlna 9/11/2005 (provincial) 2152 167678
Bosnia and 9/6/2005; Government SARAJEVO STATE
10,000 KM (approx $6,414)
Herzegovina 19/11/2005 [provincial) 2152 167678

Bosnia and 9/7/2005; STATE STATE Potential offer of forensics expe


Herzegovina 9(14/2005 Government 169098 167678 Bosnian Ambassador Turkovic

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Alain

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


sent: Wednesday, February 01, 20063:47 PM·
To: Norman, Alain G; Yu, Alan K
Subject: need help to answer GAO question quickly

1. GAO has asked the following. Can you enlighten us?

2. Our understanding is that Bosnia/Herzegovina initial pledged $76,362 and the Department of
State had only received $61,406 as of November 10,2005. What procedures, if any, were
preformed to ensure that Bosnia/Herzegovina did not intend to donate the difference of $14,956 to
the U.S. Government?

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Choi, Martino I

From: eMS TaskForce1 F r

Sent: Wednesday, September 07,20053:14 PM RELEASED IN FULL


To: Stinchcomb, Anna M(MS Rm 5221 )
. Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: possible contribution from Bosnia: attn EUR rep

Anna - Last list that went out what in the cable a couple of days ago. We are looking for forensic experts. but we
don't have specific details on what we need - still evaluating. We are asking governments to send in information
on what they have available (numbers. skills, etc.), and we will add to our list. HHS will vet and evaluate needs. I
do understand that there is an updated cable in the works> but no promises and no idea when.

Hope this helps.

Marianne Stanley

From: Stinchcomb, Anna M


sent: Wednesday, September 07,20051:45 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: possible contribution from Bosnia: attn EUR rep

Bosnian Ambassador Turkovic just indicated that Bosnia would like to offer Katrina related assistance. She
understands the difficulties we are having in acceptingl processingl vetting all current offers and wants to make
sure BiH can offer something useful. She mentioned that they may have forensics experts. Is there a current list
of items FEMA is looking for, or any suggestions from your end on how to proceed?

Thanks so much-
Anna

Anna Stinchcomb
EUR/5CE
202-647-4195

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA'IfI£~lP: 11 S~P 2006 200503991
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Michael D Fooks 09/09/200506:38:50 PM From DB/Inbox: Michael D Fooks
cable
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Text:

UNCLASSIFIED
TELEGRAM september 09, 2005

To: SECSTATE WASHDC - PRIORITY


Action: EUR
From: AMEMBASSY SARAJEVO (SARAJEVO 2152 - PRIORITY)
TAGS: AEMR, AMGT, ASEC, ECON, PGOV, PREL, BK
Captions: None
subject: TFUS 01: MORE BOSNIAN OFFERS OF HELP AFTER HURRICANE
KATRINA
Ref: A. SARAJEVO 2090 B. SECSTATE 164135

1. Throughout the week, Post continued to receive condolences ~


and offers of support for the victims of.Hurricane Katrina
from a wide spectrum of Bosnian society, including government
officials, NGOs and private citizens. In a September 7
statement, the BiH Tri-presidency members called on all
levels of government and the general public to collect funds
in aid of areas of the U.S. affected by Hurricane Katrina. On
september 8, the council of Ministers decided to donate .
100,000 KM (USD 63,534) from the state budget. This ;s a
particularly generous gesture as the state is perpetually
strapped for cash and struggles to balance its budget.
2. AS reported in ref A, the computer company pc Kids has
organized a coin collection drive by schoolchildren
throughout BiH in aid of hurricane victims. In addition to
the offer of 10,000 KM (USD 6,414) from the Mayor of old Town
sarajevo municipality, the Mayor of sihac in northwestern
Bosnla has also offered 10,000 KM (USD 6,414) for hurricane
relief efforts. In addition to cash donations, a number of
private citizens have offered to accommodate American
children in their homes until it is safe for them to return
home. There were also numerous offers of in-kind donations,
including food, tents, and other emergency supplies.
3. Both sessions of the Federation Parliament on september 7
and 8 opened with a minute of silence for hurricane victims; .
condolences continue to pour in from political parties, local
government officials, NGOs and citizens. At a meeting today,
Tri-presidency Chairman and Croat member IVO Jovic personally
conveyed his condolences to the Ambassador, following the
Tri-presidency's official september 7 condolence message to
. President Bush. Many citizens and NGO members, especially
returnees, families of missing persons and pensioners, have
themselves suffered the loss of their homes and family
members and particularly empathize with the plight of those
affected by Katrina.
page 1

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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NotesTele (2).txt
4. Media coverage continued to be overwhelmingly sympathetic
and factual; updates on the aftermath of Katrlna led the
international segments of evening news broadcasts throu~hout
the week. Ambassador MCElhaney gave three interviews thlS
week (to the public television station in the Republika
srpska and two major daily newspapers, Dnevni Avaz and
Nezavisne Novine) in which he drew on the talking points in
reftel B, thanking the Bosnian government and people for
their sURPort and condolences. Media outlets also carried a
number of stories in which individuals who had benefitted
from U.S. assistance described the disaster as an opportunity
for citizens to repay American support they received during
and after the 1992-1995 conflict.
MCELHANEY

Additional Addressees:
None
cc:
USNIC SARAJEVO .
EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
Distribution:
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DEPT FOR 0 (SIDEREAS), P (BAME), EUR (DICARLO), EUR/SCE


(ENGLISH, FOOKS, ROBINSON, STINCHCOMB, SAINZ), NSD FOR
BRAUN, 050 FOR FLORE ,.' USNIC FOR WEBER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, ECON, AEMR, ASEC, AMGT, BK
SUBJECT: TFUS 01: MORE BOSNIAN OFFERS OF HELP AFTER
HURRICANE KATRINA
REF: A. SARAJEVO 2090
B. SECSTATE 164135

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End Cable Text


Michael D Fooks 09/09/2005 06:38:50 PM From DB/lnbox: Michael D Fooks

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Oliva, Amber M Ji2;8ao.,
From:
Sent:
CMS TaskForce 1F
Wednesday, September 14, 20054:18 AM
RELEASED IN FULL
To: Cloud, John A{Berlin); Taplin, Mark A (Bucharest){Bucharest); Munter, Cameron P{Prague 1);
Webster, Christopher W{Oslo); Godfrey, Anthony F{Yerevan); van Voorst, Carol; Piccuta.
Daniel W(Luxembourg); Lane, James B(London); Kosnett, Philip S{Reykjavik); Decker, Karen
B(Athens); Hyatt, Amy J(Helsinki); Hofmann, Karl W{Paris); Imbrie, William(Brussels); Kaiser,
Sandra L(Copenhagen); Russell, Daniel A (DCM-Moscow)(Moscow); Blakeman, Chat[rhe
Hague); Noble, Stephen V(Stockholm); Kaidanow, Tina S(Sarajevo)
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: Response to cable on offer of forensics/SARlsearch and rescue teams

Importance: High

Dear DCMs/Political Chief:


Please pass to the officer handling Hurricane Katrina relief assistance:
I want to alert you to STATE 169096 which contains talking points regarding host country
offers of Forensics teams/SAR teams/Search and Rescue teams. Please deliver the points in
the cable and get back to the Task Force by email or phone as soon as possible with host
government reactions and concerns.

Forensics and SAR teams


Berlin

Forensics
Brussels
Sarajevo
Prague
Copenhagen
Paris
Amsterdam
Oslo
Search and Rescue
Yerevan
Vienna
Helsinki
Athens
Luxembourg
Bucharest
Moscow
Stockholm
London
.Reykjavik
Many thanks.
Vernelle TrilTi
EUR Task Force Representative

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


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