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. CMS Press Guidance fJ~;l1


September 1, 2005 (12:15).

Hurricane Katrina: Relief & Foreign Nationals

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

A: .We have received offen of assistance from over twenty countries 8nd
,international organizations. The offers range from search and rescue and
communications ~uipment to supplies and resources to support displaced
persons.

[BACKGROUND FOR PAIPRESS: FEMAhas asked us not to provide tbe


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

1. Russia: boats and aircraft


2. Japan: tents, blankets, generators
3. Canada: equipment and other resources; variety of assistance offered by both
provincial and federal governments
4. France: a fire brigade, and two NGOs want to help
5. Honduras: limited general assistance
. 6. Germany: communicationequipment
7. Venezuela: Ptesident's Office and U.S. Embassy in Vlashington offer
assistance directly to the Louisiana Governor, to
be channeled through the Venezuelan state oil-company's U.S. subsidiary, Citgo .
8. Organization of American States (OAS) - this may not be public yet, but we heard
from our OAS Mission-that OAS plans to make a symbolic em} offeI (along the
lines of S25K)
'9. Jamaica: general offer of assistance
10. NATOIEADRCC (Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center)
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~generarofferj)Jassistance for any ym~i~t.n~j;ds~-~ ,=-.:-~ '__-~- ,.
11. Australia:' emergency managers to assist w/comrnunity recovery
12. UKlNorthem Ireland power company offering emergency teams
.to restore electrical service
13. Netherlands general offer of assistance
14. Switzerland disaster relief platoons
IS. Greece . private offer of cruise ships for housing
16~ Hungary private offer medical teams
17. Colombia disaster assistance teams
18. Dominican Republic general offer of assistance
19. EI Salvador general offer of assistance
20. Mexico general offer of assistance

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


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

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


from which countries)

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

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

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


international offers of assistance and passing them on to FEMA.

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


for which we need foreign assistance.

• If a decision is mad.e to aeeep. uy of these offers, FEMA will eQntact those


who have offered assistance.

_ _ _ _ _ _--"Q<-':_~ined·tobe necessary. dlLes_FJ3MA~ccept offers of assistance-",tm~ou~gh~_. _


State or directly?

A: If a decision is made to accept any of these offers FEMA will contact those
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Q: Has any foreign assistance been accepted/requested?

A: At this time, tbe U.S~ Government has not made any fonnal request for
foreign assistance nor has any been accepted. Emergency managers are still
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Foreign Nationals

Q: Are foreign governments contacting us about their citizens?

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


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

Q: Whichcountries have contacted us re their nationals?

A: Argentina, Australia, A1!~tr~~ Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmar~ F-!!,nce,


~any,-Honduras, H~a~ Iceland, I~d;-ffity;'"Japan, Jordan,
L~emb~urg,Mexico, Netherlands, NorwaY-,Loland, Romania,~us~j~
SiJigapore, Sl~, ~p-ainl S~en, S~tzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey,
United King"aom, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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Q: Are we able to offer any special assistance in response to these diplomatic
requests?

A: Emergency responders are prioritizing assistance to all affected individuals


based on need, regardless of nationality.

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

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Ai---While-numbers-remain-undear-and-theextent-of-how-foreigner-s-are-aff~ted
is unkDoWD, foreign governments have forwarded to the Department several
hundred names of their nationals they are attempting to account for. -
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EAP Regio,n Offers of Support for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Korea

The South Korean government is prepared to provide assistance, in cash or


in kind, either through FEMA or through the Red Cross. They have already
attempted to contact the American Red Cross, but don't yet have a response
to their offer. The ROK is also prepared to send a rescue team of 30-40
members to the stricken area, if that kind of assistance is needed.
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ROK Embassy has been given contact info for S/ES CMS, but we are ready
to facilitate any direct communication with FEMA and the Red Cross if that
is preferable.

China

China has provided a $100,000 check to Charge Sedney in Beijing to pass to


the American Red Cross September 1.

Australia

Australia has offered to send two "community recovery experts" from


Emergency Management Australia to help in the recovery from Hurricane
Katrina.

Japan

The Embassy of Japan has been in contact with EAP/J, NSC, FEMA, and
the American Red Cross. We expect the GOJ to make a financial
contribution directly to the American Red Cross; as of 2:00pm local we have
not received info on how much it will be, but hope for an announcement on
Friday September 2 (Tokyo time).

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (nCA -- their equivalent of


USAID) maintains a stock of emergency relief supplies in Florida -- blankets,
generators, tents, and bottled water. Normally used for relief in Latin
America and the Caribbean, the GOJ has offered to release some of those
stocks to the US. As is the case for om:system, that would first require a
formal request from the appropriate agency - presumably FEMA - for

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assistance. FEMA's Acting Director for International Affairs Casey Long is


aware of the GOJ offer, and promised to get back to the Japanese Embassy.

EAP/J, NSC, and Embassy Tokyo are urging FEMA to accept the GOJ offer
of in-kind assistance, ifpossible. The GOJ remembers the assistance we
provided after the earthquake in Niigata in October 2004. That included
. $150,000 in disaster relief assistance and supplies provided and flown in by
US Forces Japan.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conveyed condolences and


noted GONZ is ready to help "in any way as needed." NZ MFA noted New
. Zealand firefighters had assisted the U.S. in previous natural disasters as an
example. No follow-up on this end as yet. (Wellington 668)

Indonesia

IN additoin to the public statement of condolence issued by President


Yudhoyono, his spokesman privately conveyed condolences directly to EAP
front office (DAS Eric John) and asked whether the SBY administration
could be of any assistance.

Singapore

The government of Singapore has offered the services of three CH-47


Singaporean Air Force helicopters attached to the Texas National Guard as
part of a long-term training arrangement. As of 16:00, one of the CH-47s
had arrived at Fort Polk and the other two were en route. Singapore has
offered the use ofthese assets for up to two weeks ifnecessary. They have
been in touch with FEMA through the Texas Air National Guard.

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SITUATION REPORT NUMBER 010


UNITED STATES TASK FORCE
. OSOOED1"Wednesday,September 07, 2005

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

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

ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS


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

condition. (Taskliorce e-m~~ oM- ~A~S~ 1-gI>"'<1oA.,..t..)


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

u.s. GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS


(U) Office space to houseDepartment and reliefpersonnelwas identified in BatonRouge near FEMA
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From: eMS TaskForcel-Director
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 8:05 PM
To: Thomas, Harry K
Cc: TaskForce-l
SUbject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
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From: rmtkatrlna_dmr [mailto: nntkabina_dmr®ofda.net]
Sent: Monday, september OS, 2005 5:58 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: rmUcabina@ofda.net
SUbject: Items of interest to FEMA
PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry.

Here is the list of items that are of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back to us with your
thoughts.

Thanks

1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time. no additional support is needed. ESF 1 noted that the majority of the items in the
matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and compatibility issues for staff on the
ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the military items.

2. ESF 2 - Telecom and IT


Nothing needed at this time.

3. ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering

The USACE is in a position to accept generators If they meet tech specs and are large. They do not
want small generators. Generators must be 20KW and larger and match US vortage standards and
frequency (they must be 60 hertz, not 50 hertz). ESF 3 made this match based on the line item from Italy
(page 1).
,
Pumps - It looks like Netherlands and Germany have dewatering pumps. USACE appreciates the
offer's. However, they are expecting that 62 more large pumps will arrive in New Orleans tomorrow. It Is
worth going back to Germany and Netherlands to ask what is the capacity of the pumps and how
soon could they arrive here. Based on that information ESF 3 can make an informed decision. Note:
The combined capacity of the neWly arriving 62 pumps is 1800 cfs. . .

4. ESF 4 - Fire Fighting {

No additional assistance is needed. Domestic capacity exists. However, they may revisit this in the
coming days If offers come In from New Zealand and Australia. Note: If they were to accept teams
from New Zealand and Australia it would only be for training purposes. It sounds like both of these
countries have done joint training with US Firefighters.

5. ESF 5 - Emergency Management

This ESF is about reporting, so matrix does not apply.

6. ESF 6 - Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

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There are multiple positive responses pertaining to the American Red Cross. Please let us know If we
need to work on these issues or If they are being handled directly by International Services of the
American Red Cross.

7. ESF 7 - Resources Support .

I understand that GSA has identified some need£, but I haven't seen the list yet. I also understand that
those GSA needs have not been vetted yet through NRCC. 111 write back in a separate e-mail on this
ESF.

8. ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services

No requirements at this time for personnel or supplies. They need to wait for additional assessments
to come back. Please note that the public health mission is just beginning and it is impo!>Sible to identify
needs at this stage.

9. ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue

No requirements at this time.

10. ESF 10 - Hazmat

This ESF Is interested In Denmark's water purification units. They have asked for technical
specifications. We will print the specs on the website listed, but any additional information you have
would be welcome. They are also interested in Japan's water purification units in Florida. Please get the
tech specs from the units In Florida. .

11. ESF 11 - AgriCUlture and Natural Resource


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This ESF is also interested in generators, but they too are concerned about voltage. See comment above.
If tech specs can be met, they will consider for farmers.

12. ESF 12 - Energy

Also Interested in generators. They understand that JaPanese generators are already in Miami. Can
OFDA logs look into this and see If they are com patlble with specs listed above, If so, ESF 12 will
take them. Best yet would be in the generators were truck pulled.

Regarding 2 Canadian Electrical Teams, Its a go (Manitoba and Ontario). I am working on a point of
contact for both teams. ESF 12 is comfortable with Canadian Teams because US and Canadian system
are similar and they work together under existing agreements. Please go back to Canadians and
confirm that labor and the equipment they bring with them Is free (meaning FEMA doesn't need to
reimburse them under the Stafford Act). The current thinking is that both teams would work on
municipal or city power systems (concentrating on rural areas) in Mississippi or Louisiana (Alabama seems
to be making lots of progress). Please move forward with this Item (but answer my question above). I
will get back to RMT with a POC either in NRCA or American Public Power Association.

ESF 12 is Willing to consider the power team from Northern Ireland but they need more information
because they aren't familiar with how the system works there:
Questions:
- What are the teams (power plant, line crews, or substations - or a combination)?
- What are the basic capabilities? generation, transmission, high voltage, distribution, etc.
- How many of them?

ESF 12 would also like to move forward with the Spanish offer of petroleum reserves. It's a go, but
please ask the following questions:
Questions:

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Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA - Generator Offer from Beijing & Brussels

Jim and Will,


Pursuant to your phone inquiries this morning, see the following notes from FEMA on
generator specs. ESF #3 is Emergency Support Function #3 (a FEMA designation) which
includ~s generators. PIs confirm whether the generators being offered from China and
Belgium meet these specs or not.

Geri Kam
EAP rep to Task Force 1, midnight shift

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Sent: Mon Sep 0520:05:25 2005
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
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Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 5:58 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: rmt katrina@ofda.net
Subject~ Items of interest to FEMA

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry,

Here is the list of items that ~re of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back
to us with your thoughts.

Thanks

1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time, no additional support is needed ESF 1 noted that the majority of the
items in the matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and
compatibility issues for staff on the ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the
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mi I i tary items.

2. ESF 2 - Telecom and IT


Nothing needed at this time.

3. ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering

The USACE is in a position to accept generators if they meet tech specs and are large.
They do not want small generators. Generators must be 20KW and larger and match us
voltage standards and frequency (they must be 60 hertz, not 50 hertz). ESF 3 made this
match based on the line item from Italy (page I).

Pumps - It looks like Netherlands and Germany have dewatering pumps. USACE appreciates
the offers. However, they are expecting that 62 more large pumps will arrive in New
Orleans tomorrow. It is worth going back to Germany and Netherlands to ask what is the
capacity of the pumps and how soon could they arrive here. Based on that information ESF
3 can make an informed decision. Note: The combined capacity of the newly arriving 62
pumps is 1800 cfs.

4. ESF 4 - Fire Fighting

NO additional assistance is needed. Domestic capacity exists. However, they may revisit
this in the coming days if offers come in from New Zealand and Australia Note: If they
were to accept teams from New Zealand and Australia it would only be for training
purposes. It sounds like both of these countri~s have done joint training with US
Firefighters.

5. ESF 5 - Emergency Management

This ESF is about reporting, so matrix does not apply.

6. ESF 6 - Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

There are multiple positive responses pertaining to the American Red Cross. Please let us
know if we need to work on these issues or if they are being handled directly by
International Services of the American Red Cross .

7. ESF 7 - Resources Support

I understand that GSA has identified some needs, but I haven't seen the list yet. I also
understand that those GSA needs have not been vetted yet through NRCC. I'll write back in
a separate e-mail on this ESF.

8. ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services

No requirements at this time for personnel or supplies They need to wait for additional
assessments to come back. Please note that the public health mission is just beginning
and it is impossible to identify needs at this stage.

9. ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue

No requirements at this time.

10. ESF 10 - Hazmat

This ESF is interested in Denmark's water purification units. They have asked for
technical specifications. We will print the specs on the website listed, but any
additional information you have would be welcome. They are also interested in Japan's
water purification units in Florida. Please get the tech specs from the units in Florida.

11. ESF 11 - Agriculture and Natural Resource

This ESF is also interested in generators, but theY,too are concerned about voltage. See
comment above. If tech specs can be met, they will consider for farmers.

12. ESF 12 - Energy

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From: Atkinson, David R
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:49 AM
To: Harris, Michelle F{Main State); Campbell, William N{AF/EX); Milhous, Virginia H{AF/EX)
Cc: Anderson, RogerW; Millette, James L
Subject: RE: Cash Donations - Please clarify

Australia is a tarily simple answerwe'll pass on soon. Indonesia is currently under investigation by the Desk as to what
exactly they offered and to whom. Will get you an asnwerby noon. Thanks.

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

From: Hams, Michelle F


sent: Wednesday, 5eptember 28, 20059:44 AM
To: campbell, William N(AF/EX)i Milhous, Virginia H(AF/EX); Atkinson, David R
Cc: Anderson, RogerW(Olarleston); Millette, James L(01arleston)
SUbject: cash Donations - Please darlfy

Bill, Ginny, David-

Would you pleaseconfirmthe following:

Australia - $7.6M donation - to USG or RC? RM does not have record of receipt to USG.
Indonesia - $25,000 - Was this a private donation or govt to govt?
Kenya - In addition to the $100k to Bush-Cllnton, are you aware of a donation to USG? RM notes a collection at Embassy
Nairobi, Kenya processed throughthe financial system on 9/16 for 7,650,000 Kenyan shillings, USD $102,409.64.

Need update by 4pm today in order to get new cash summary report out by COB.

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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DATE/CASE In: 16 AUG 2006 200503991
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Attached please find the Cash Donation Report including cash commitments to and receipts by USG as of 09 29 05.

Summary of changes since last report (09 22 05):

• Removed Australia $7.6M - donation was to Red Cross, not USG


• Removed Ireland $1 M - donation was to Red Cross, not USG; note donation was euros, not USD
• Removed Lithuania $12,200.- offer didn't materialize
• Added receipt of Rwanda $100,000
• Added receiptof Nepal $25,000
In progress:

• Confirming if Indonesia $25k was private or govt to govt. .


• Confirming if Kenya donated $100k to Bush Clinton only or $100k to Bush Clinton only plus 7,650,000 Kenyan shillings·
(USD $102,409) to USG.

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

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From: Marut, Christopher J
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:07 AM
To: Atkinson. David R
Subject: Stuff from this morning's cables - Katrina

Hurricane Katrina - EAP Update Snapshot

China made a wire transfer ofUSDF5 million to the U.S. Treasury September 6 and has requested written
confirmation the transfer was received (Beijing 14560)

Embassy Canberra delivered fonnalletter of appreciation to FM Downer for GOA's donation of A$I 0 million
to the American Red Cross and offers of other assistance assistance with Hurricane relief operations (Canberra
1499)

The Korean Foreign Ministry is pressing for a response to the ROKG;s offer to send a 40-person search and
rescue team. It is organizing a charter flight to carry 100 tons of in-kind assistance the ROKG hopes could leave
Korea September 10 and arrive in the U.S. the same day. A 12-person team of officials form the Korean
Consulate in Houston and volunteers from other Korean government offices in the U.S. bas set up an office in
Baton Rouge to assist Korean nationals displaced by Katrina. The cash porton of Koreaa's pledge of USD30
million will be transmitted directly to the UY.S. Treasury; the process will take several weeks as it needs to pass
through a pro-forma budget process and be approved by the National Assembly (Seoul 4033)

Singapore has deployed 3 Chinook helicopters and 38 personnel to support relief operations. The GOS wants to
send 4 additional personnel to augment the helicopter detachment, now operating out ofFt. Polk, Louisiana.
(Singapore 2640)

Also have info from


Wellington
Bangkok
More from.China

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Duty; Phelps, Sandy L; Pierce, Patrice C; r I Ponce, Antoinette M; Porter, B6
Lori B; Prosper, Pierre R; P-WHA Duty; Raphael, Lo~s; Realuyo, Celina B; Reynolds, Rodney
Mi Roy, Carlene A; Rye, Erik D; Sagor,· Andrew:JE; Salazar, Edward J; Sandage, John Bi .
Schlegel, SallY~i service; Robert E; Shaw, Andrew; Shore, Rhonda Hi Slaven, William Ai
Smith, Robin A; Thomas, Harry K; Trinidad, Wanda A; Truhn, J. Patrick; Truhn, J. Patrick;
Turekian, Vaughan C; Van de Velde, James R; Volker, Karen E; Weigold, Eva A; Welch,
Gretchen G; West, Robert R; Whiton, Christian P; wisniewski, Mark E; wojtasiewicz, Renata
A; Zawitkowski, Emilia J; Zawitkowski, Andre J
Subject: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

SUBJECT:
I
HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

REF: STATE 163279

1. As foreign governments, individuals and organizations continue to provide assistance


in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we must ensure that our appreciation for their
generosity and support continues to be expressed clearly and publicly. As delivery of
assistance from specific countries is confirmed, embassies are to make public statements
.to the government, in the media and in other appropriate venu~s thanking donors for their
help at this critical time. Statements should be coordinated with host governments to
avoid possible misunderstandings or preemption of donor country announcement.

2. Posts should keep the Task Force advised of actions taken in response to this cable.
For Post's information only, please see the attached list (para. 5) of foreign government
offers that have been accepted as of this date.

3. The Hurricane Katrina Task Force will advise posts of formal acceptance of specific
categories of assistance from individual countries as soon as approval is generated. The
Secretary's statement from Friday (Ref 163279), tailored to particular circumstances, may
serve as the basis for embassy statements.

4. In anticipation of world leader interest in the recovery efforts going on in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina, the State Department will arrange special VIP briefings during the
UN General Assembly events of next week. These briefings will provide information on
recovery progress and donor assistance.· Travel in and around the disaster area is both
difficult and hazardous. These briefings will allow world leaders who plan to attend UNGA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
IU:VIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 23 JAN 2007 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
to stay informed as to the recovery efforts in the disaster region.

5. SUMMARY OF FOREIGN OFFERS ACCEPTED OR PLAN TO ACCEPT

COUNTRY FOREIGN OFFERS

Afghanistan
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Canada

China
Djibouti
Finland
France

Gabon
Georgia
Germany
Greece
ICRC
India
Israel
-r:tacly

Japan

Kuwait
Maldives
Mexico

NATO
Norway
Organization of
American States $25,000 cash
Qatar $100 million cash
Republic of Korea $30 million cash and in-kind donations
Saudi Arabia $5 million from Aramcoj $250,000 cash
Singapore 3 helos
Sri Lanka $25,000 cash
Taiwan $2 million cash, medical supplies
Thailand Large amounts of food
UAE $100 million cash
UK MREs
UN OCHA UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination
Team and Logistics support
UN WHO Public health officers and logisticians
Venezuela up to $1 million to Red Cross

6. Minimize considered.
RICE

UNCLASSIFIED

Additional Addresees:

AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE
AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
USLO TRIPOLI
AMEMBASSY BELIZE
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
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s:
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Bentes, Julianna W
LTci99
From: Norman; Alain G(Main State) 'RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 20055:21 PM
To: Anderson, Roger W(CharJeston);Harris, Michelle F; Katrina Working Group;
adam.isles@dhs.gov; andrew.baukol@do.treas.gov; carl.maryott@do.treas.gov; Adams,
David R(PPCIDEI)(RRB, 6.08-073); Brandon_Davisson@omb.eop.gov;
elizabeth.Katchka@dhs.gov; michael.hirsch@dhs.gov; shorriga@omb.eop.gov; .
sonja.nieuwejaar@dhs.gov; jp.henderson@associates.dhs.gov; jmeline@nsc.eop.gov;
John_Simon@nsc.eop.gov; Moore, Elizabeth E; Paschall, Richard C; Thessin, James H;
Bass, John R (CPS); Tyckoski, James E; DeMarcellus, Roland F; Visek, Richard C; Scalzo,
Christopher R . .
Cc: Millette, James L(Charleston); Schaub, Daniel D(Special Use Only) .
Subject: RE: CashDonation Report Update - 09 29 05

Two clarifications/additions, if I may:

1) Ireland: Am Red Cross says it has word Irish Red Cross received 700,000 Euros from Gol. Irish Red Cross expected to
transfer same to ARC soon.

2) lithuania: Lithuanian Red Cross currently undertaking fund-raising. Expects to have over $10K and deliver same in
( e a r l y t O c t o b e r . ..._.... " ...... ._~."00 •• ' ... _. __ .",_. ••••

Alain Norman
EURlPGI
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From: Harris, Michelle F(Main State)
Sent: Wednesday, September 28,20055:15 PM .
To: Katrina Wor1dng Group; 'adam.isles@dhs.gov'; 'andrew.baukol@do.treas.gov'; 'carl.maryott@do.treas.gov'; Adams, David
R(PPC/DEl)(RRB, 6.08-073); 'Brandon_Davisson@omb.eop.gov'; 'ellzabeth.Katchka@dhs.gov'; 'mlchael.hirsch@dhs.gov';
'shorriga@omb.eop.gov'; 'sonja.nleuwejaar@dhs.gov'; 'jp.henderson@aSSOCiates.dhs.gov'; 'jmeline@nsc.eop.gov';
'John_Simon@nsc.eop.gov'; Moore, Elizabeth E; Paschall, Richard C; Thessin, James H; Bass, John R (OPS); Tyckoskt, James E;
DeMarcellus, Roland F; Visek, Richard C; Scalzo, QlIistopher R
Cc: Anderson, Roger W(Charieston); Millette, James L(Charieston); SChaUb, Daniel D(Spedal UseOnly)
Subject: cash Donation Report Update - 09 29 as

The attached includes sensitive lnfermatlon- please do not forward.

Attached please find the Cash Donation Report including cash commitments to and receipts by USG as of 09 29 05.

Summary of changes since last report (09 22 05):

• Removed Australia $7.6M - donation was to Red Cross, not USG .


• Removed Ireland $1M - donation was to Red Cross, not USG; note donation was euros, not USD
• Removed Lithuania $12,200 - offer didn't materialize
• Added receipt of Rwanda $100,000
• Added receipt of Nepal $25,000

In progress:

• Confirming if Indonesia $25k was private or govt to govt.


• Confirming if Kenya donated $100k to Bush Clinton only or $100k to Bush Clinton only plus 7,650,000 Kenyan Shillings
(USD $102,409) to USG.

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

« File: cash donations_uo ~L05 0928.xls»


UNITED STilTES DEPARTNIENTUF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ill: 17 AUG 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
Oeputy ~hief of Mission
UNCLASSIFIED
u.s. Embassy, Brussels
02/508-2446

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelK
Sent: Tuesday, september 06, 2005 11:24 AM
To: Imbrie, William; Vanlaningham, James R(Beijing)
Cc: . TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA - Generator' Offer from Beijing & Brussels

Jim and wi 11 ,
Pursuant to your phone inquiries this morning, see the following notes from FEMA on
generator specs. ESF #3 is Emergency Support Function #3 (a FEMA designation) whi~h~
includes generators. PIs confirm whether the generators being offered from China and
Belgium meet these specs or not.

Geri Kam
EAP rep to Task Force 1, midnight shift
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From: CMS TaskForcel-0irector


Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:18 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

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>----------
>From: Thomas, Harry K
>Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:17:50 AM
>To: CMS TaskForcel-Oirector
>Subject: Re: Items of interest to FEMA
>Auto forwarded by a Rule
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Helpful

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcel-Oirector <lTFDIR@state.gov>
To: Thomas, Harry K <ThomaSHK@state.gov>
CC: TaskForce-l <TaskForce-l@state.gov>
Sent: Mon Sep 05 20:05:25 2005
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
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~rom: rmtkatrina dmr [mailto:rmtkatrina dmr@ofda.netJ
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 5:58 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: rmt katrina@ofda.net
SUbject~ Items of interest to FEMA

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry,

Here is the list of items that ar~ of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back
to us with your thoughts.

Thanks
2

lTNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time, no additional support is needed ESF1 noted that the majority of the
items in the matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and
compatibility issues for staff on the ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the
military items.

2. ESF 2 - Telecom and IT


Nothing needed at this time.

3. ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering'

The USACE is in a position to accept generators if they meet tech specs and are large.
They do not want small generators. Generators must be 20KW and larger and match US
voltage standards and frequency (they must be 60 hertz, not SO hertz). ESF 3 made this
match based on the line item from Italy (page 1).

Pumps - It looks like Netherlands and Germany have dewatering pumps. ~SACE appreciates the
offers. However, they are expecting that 62 more large pumps will arrive in New Orleans
tomorrow. It is worth going back to Germany and Netherlands to ask what is the capacity
of the pumps and
how soon could they arrive here. Based on that information ESF 3 can
make an informed decision. Note: The combined capacity of the newly arriving 62 pumps is
1800 cfs.

No additio~al assistance is needed. Domestic capacity exists. However, they may revisit
this in the coming days if offers come in from New Zealand and Au~tralia. Note: If they
were to accept teams from New Zealand and Australia it would only be for training
purposes. It sounds like both of these countries have done joint training with US
Firefighters.

5. ESF 5 - Emergency Management

This ESF is about reporting, .so matrix does' not apply.

6. ESF 6 - Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

There are multiple positive responses pertaining to the American Red Cross. Please let us
know if we need to work on these issues or if they are being handled directly by
International Servic-es ·-O"f· ""the Arriericim Red Cross ..

7. ESF 7 - Resources Support

I understand that GSA has identified some needs, but I haven't seen the list yet. I also
understand that those GSA needs have not been vetted yet throug~ NRCC. I'll write back in
a separate e-mail on this ESF.
8. ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services
No requirements at this time for personnel or supplies They need to wait for additional
assessments to come back. Please note that the public health mission is jus~ beginning .
and it is impossible to identify needs at this stage.
9. ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue
. No requirements at this time.

10. ESF 10 - Hazmat

This ESF is interested in Denmark's water purification units. They have asked for
technical specifications. We will print the specs on the website listed, but any
additional information you have would be welcome. They are also interested in Japan's
water purification units
in Florida. Please get the tech specs from the units in Florida.

3
UNCLASSIFIED
11. ESF 11 - Agricul~ure and' Naturalllli~k{\SSIFIED
This ESF is also interested in generators, but they too are. concerned about voltage .. See
comment above. If tech specs can be met, they will consider for farmers.

12. .ESF 12 - Energy

Also interested in generators. Th~y understand that Japanese generators


are already in Miami. Can OFDA logs look into this and see if they are
compatible with specs listed above, if so, ESF 12 will take them·. Best
yet would be in the generators were truck pulled.

Regarding 2 Canadian Electrical Teams, its a go (Manitoba and ontario). r am working on a


point of contact for both teams. ESF 12 is comfortable with Canadian Teams because US and
Canadian system are similar and they work together under"existing agreements. Please go
back to Canadians and confirm that labor and the equipment they bring with them is free
(meaning FEMA doesn't need to reimburse them under the Stafford Act). The current
-~ ~'thinking is that both teams would work on municipal or city power systems (concentrating
on~rural areas) in Mississippi or Louisiana (Alabama seems to be making lots of progress).
~Please move forward with this item (but answer my question above). I will get back to RMT
with a POC either in NRCA or American public Power
Association.

ESF 12 is willing to consider the power team from Northern Ireland but they need more
information because they aren't familiar with how the system works there:
Oueations: ..
- What are the teams (power plant, line crews, or substations - or a combination)?
- What are the basic capabilities? generati~n, transmission, high voltage, distribution,
etc.
- How many of them?

ESF 12 would also like to move forward with. the Spanish offer of petroleum reserves .
It's a go, but please ask the following questions:
Questions:
- How much petroleum?
- Where is it located? (then they can make a decision on where to send
it)
- Is it crude or product?

Again, no matter what the answers are ... they want it.

13 - 15 nothing needed on ESFs 13 -15.

Other:

We have been informed that MREs are considered an agricultural commodity/food stuff. As
such, we need to hav~ appropriate permits - either from FDA or APHIS (USDA) (not sure
which one). John Boyle is following up on this. Maybe someone from Customs can help us
navigate this process to avoid distribution de~ays once the commodities arrive tonight?

Stephanie Savolaine
OFDA Operations" Center
Deputy Manager for Response
(202) 258-9631 .

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AdefemJ, Adebukola T L/tS


From: Lee, Woo C(Canberra) RELEASED IN' FULL
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:14 AM
To: Stanton, William A; Fetter, David R; McCulla, William l; Allegra, Theodore X (EAP/ANP)
Subject: RE: Press Release 2-9

BiIIlTed - FYI. Woo

----Original Messag~-
From: McFarlane, Kathryn [maUto:Kathryn.McFarlane@pm.gov.au]
sent: Friday, september 02,20054:29 PM
To: McFarlane, Kathryn
Subject: Press Release 2-9

PRIMEMINISTER
AUSTRALIAN DONATION FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA
The Australian Government will immediately donate $AIO million to the American Red
Cross to assist those most affected by the devastation .wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

The Red Cross is one of the leading charitable organisations working directly on the ground
with victims to provide urgent supplies of food, water and shelter.

In addition to this, as an immediate first step, the Government is sending a small team of
emergency management specialists. The team will work through our Embassy with the
Americans urgently to identify in what fields further practical Australian assistance might be
most effective.

The Government has also offered the American authorities a further group of between 15-20
experts to help provide emergency assistance on the ground.

We have offered help in areas where specialist Australian expertise might be useful in public
health and in disaster victim identification where our recent experience in our region may be
valuable. ' .

Australians wishing to make donations may do so through the Australian Red Cross. The
Government has approved tax deductibility for all such donations.

Australian consular officials are now on the ground at the Astrodome in Houston to receive
. evacuated Australians and provide consular assistance as required.
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Office of Public Affairs


Telephone: (61) (2) 62145872
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September 2, 2005

Media Release
The u.s. Mission to Australia welcomeswith gratitudethe great generosity of the
Australian Govenunent in donating $AI0 million to the American Red Cross to assist
those most affected by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

We equally appreciate the offer to dispatch a team of Australian emergency


management specialists to provide their expertiseand assistance to U.S. counterparts..

In addition to the Australian Governmentresponse, Embassy and Consulate personnel


have received hundreds of calls in the past few days from people expressing their
sympathy and concern and asking how they can help. Those wishing to donate may ,
do so through the AustralianRed Cross at www.redcross.org.au or on 1 800 811 700.

America has no greater friend than Australia,'in good times and bad. On behalf of the
U.S. Government and the people of the United States, we thank the Australian
Government and the people of Australia.

Media inquiries: Nancy Szalwinski 0409-124-995

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 28 JUN 2006 200503991
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.If you did not receive all pages, please call (61) (2) 6214-5973.
UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
Chait Martino I
From: eMS TaskForce1 K RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 2:12 PM
To: McFeeters, Brian D(Main State 5210); McCulla, William L(Main State 4206); Atkinson, David
R(Main State 4312); Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J)(Main State 4206); Stephens, D
Kathleen(Main State 6205); Allegra, Ted X (EAP/ANP)(Main State 4206): John, Eric G
(EAP/FO)(Main State 6205)
Cc: Lakhdhir, Kamala S(Main State 6205); TaskForce-1
SUbject: Update: Australian offer of forensics team

All,

Amb. Malloy, the overnight task force coordinator, reported this morning that she'd spoken with Australian Amb.
Richardson during her shift. She told Amb. Richardson that we do not need forensic teams; Australia has offered to
arrange a video conference with their tsunami team.

As far as we know, no one has talked to New Zealand about their offer.

Thanks,
Amy

Amy Grier
EAP Rep

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
RELEASED IN PART ·UNCLASSIFIED
B6 ~F\Lll
. Choi; Martino I

From: CMS Task Force1K


Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 20058:35 PM
To: McCulla. William L(Main State 4206); TaskForce-1; Atkinson, David R(Main State 4312)
Cc: TaskForce-1 .
Subject: RE: Australia offers Forensic Aid

BHI.

Ambassador Malloy received a fax from PolMinCons Andrew Shearer which included a Jetter from Dennis Richardson
replying to our identified need of forensic assistance. I will drop off a copy of the fax on your desk. Ambassador Malloy
would like the Australians to know that we are thrilled to accept their offer to meet, but she would appreciate it if EAP would
take the lead on meeting with the Australians to find more information on what is offered. We will then push this forward
with the HHS coordinator.

Charles E. Bouldin
TF1

From: eMSTaskForce1K
sent: Tuesday, september 06, 2005 7:57 PM
To: McCulla, WilliamL(Main State 4206); TaskForce-!
ee: TaskForce-1
Subject: Australia offers Forensic Aid

Victoria Edmunds I I
of the Embassy of Australia called around 16:00. Ms. Edmunds had attended B6 :
Ambassador. Malloy'S briefing and reported the identified need to her Ambassador. The Australian Ambassador wanted to
follow up on the request for forensic assistance, and wanted to learn how Australia could substantively reply. Ms.
Edmunds is waiting for our response.

Charles E. Bouldin
TFt

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
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Hurricane Katrina'
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Australian Government Forward Assessment Team: Emergency Mana.gement Australia
LB I.\
Offer of assistance ,RELEASED IN PART
HURRICANE KATRINA B6
AUSTRAUAN GOVERNMENT FORWARD ASSESSMENT TEAM

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AUSTRAUA

OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

September 82005

Background
The Australian Government Forward Assessment Team is currently tocateo. in the Australian
Embassy in Washington. The Australian Government offer of resources and 'capabilities to
assist with the recovery from the impact of Hurricane Katrina was tabled at the meeting of
Taskforce 1 on September 5 2005. The Taskforce has requested further information on the
offer of Disaster Victim Identification assistance to support the United States Disaster Mortuary
Teams. The information on this offer is being prepared by the Austratian Federal Police.

Targeting other components of initial offer


United States Department of State feedback on the Australian Government's initial offer,
analysis of the current situation, and in country discussions enable us to now more clearly
target other components of the offer. The assessment team believes that Australian capability
In the areas of Disaster Recovery Centre Management and Disaster logistics Coordination most
clearly match current requirements. Capability statements are attached.

Forward planning and coordination


Consistent with Australia's emergency management arrangements, the Assessment Team has
provided information to the EMA National Emergency Management Coordination Centre
(NEMCC) regarding this offer. Personnel to fulfil the requirements of this offer have been
identified by the NEMCC and interim arrangements (Ire in place to deploy within one week of
acceptance.

Further information
Information regarding Australian capability and capacity in these areas is attached. The'
Assessment Team, based In Washington, Is available to expand upon these offers to State
Department officials and could also travel to meet with Emergency Managers in the field to
discuss how the team could be integrated rnto current arrangements.

Contacts: '
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Margery Webster - Team Leader REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
1....
Cell phone: +61 4191
Email:
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Donovan Croucamp -iJ2.Wl.m~Logistics Coordination

...._------_......
Cell phone: +61 409
Email: B6
John Richardson - Disaster Recovery Centre Management
Cell p,\one: +614091~_......1~_....,
Email: I I B6
Or at Australian Embassy:

B6

Emergency Management Australia 08/09/2005


Australian Embassy, Washington Version 2

UNCLASSIFIED
,
. \
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Hurricane Katrina
,UNCLASSIFIED
Australian Government Forward Assessment Team: Emergency Management Australia
Offer of assistance

HURRICANE KATRINA

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FORWARD ASSESSMENT TEAM

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA

OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

September 82005

Disaster Recovery Centre Management


A central tenet of recovery management is the delivery of medium and
longer-term services through a one-stop shop approach. These one stop
shops, known as Disaster Recovery Centres provide seamless service
delivery for people affected by the hurricane.

Delivery of longer recovery services has" commenced through the


establishment of Disaster Recovery Centres (ORCs) in Louisiana and
Alabama. These ORCs are jointly managed by "FEMA and the state
jurisdiction. It is anticipated that a significant number of centres will be
required across the 10 disaster declared .states. .

Australia has significant experience in the establishment of Disaster


Recovery Centres in response to a range of natural' disasters in Australia,
and is well placed to support Federal, State and local authorities in the US
to manage disaster recovery centres. "

Two (2) teams of seven (7) community recovery specialists experienced in


the establishment and management of recovery centres are available to the
US Government to support the establishment and management of disaster
recovery centres under the control of the appropriate US jurisdiction.

The deployment will have the flexibility to support two or more ORCs
established by the US agencies.

These teams will have the demonstrated capability to:


• Understand recovery management and coordination issues
• Support the establishment of DRCs
• Support the management of ORCs
• Provide advice as appropriate to jurisdlctionelmanaqers of ORCs
• Provlde initial personal support to affected individuals
• Provide information to affected communities

Emergency Management Australia 08/09/2005


Australian Embassy, Washington Version 2
UNCLASSIFIED
Hurricane Katrina
UNCLASSIFIED
Australian Government Forward Assessment Team: Emergency Management Australia
Offer of assistance

HURRICANE KATRINA

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FORWARD ASSESSMENT TEAM

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA

OFFER OF ASSISTANCE

September 8 2005
.
Disaster Logistics Coordination
Due to the sheer magnitude of the event and "the geographical area affected
we appreciate that disaster logistics coordination is a key activity and
specialists in this area are essential. Even though the United States and FEMA
have a very robust and efficient logistics system, the' US government has
iden~ified logistics specialists as a need. Our capability could supplement and
. support systems already in place.

Australia can offer logistics specialists who have experience in multi-agency


logistics coordination during protracted emergencies. These specialists are
trained in the Australasian Interagency Incident Management System (AIIMS)·
which was developed along the lines of incident management models in the
USA. These personnel will be drawn from Australian emergency service
organisations and Emergency Management Australia (EMA), the Australian
Government Agency responsible fot coordinating emergency management.

Australia has the capability to deploy two (2) teams of four (4) within seven
days with supporting equipment and system resources. These staff could
make up logistics cells within incident management teams or work within
sectors to manage staging areas and coordinate available resources.

Key Points of this capability:

• EMA can deploy Logistics Officers


• Experience in Disaster Logistics Coordination
• AIIMS is very similar to Incident Management Systems in the USA e.g.
NIMS
• EMA teams can operate as a logistics cell or manage staging areas and
resource deployment
•. Deployment can be self sufficient with supporting resources

r,
Emergency Management Australia 08/09/2005
Australian Embassy, Washington Version 2
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From:
Sent:
McCulla, William L
Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:54 PM
:J)(p
To: Atkinson, David R .
Cc: Bailes, Kenneth N; Allegra, Ted X (EAP/ANP)
Subject: . line KATRINA SUPPORT OFFERS

Australia has offered to send two "community recover experts" from Emergency Management Australia to help
.in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. That is the only offer from an ANP country. .

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP
202-647-7828

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 28 AUG 2006 200503991 uNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

From: eMS TaskForce1-Director


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 5:48 PM RELEASED IN PART
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: SES-O_CMS B6
Subject: FW: Information from Australian EMA

For follow up with Group

-----Original Message-----
From: Besmer, Audu M
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 5:16 PM
To: CMS TaskForce1-Director
Cc: SES-O CMS
Subject: RE: Information from Australian EMA

Task Force, Please note my cell number is better for.after hours contact than home phone:

B6

Thank you, Audu (EB Katrina Rep)

Audu Besmer
Office of Monetary Affairs
Suite 3425
Department of State
Washington DC 20520
Tel: (202) 647-B982
Fax: (202) 647-7453
E-mail: besmeram@state.gov

-----Original Message--~--
From: McFeeters, Brian D(Main State 5206)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 3:13 PM
To: CMS TaskForce1-Directori Katrina Working Group
Cc: SES-O CMS
Subject: RE: Information from Australian EMA

Task Force, could you also cc me on FEMA contact info, especially over the weekend?
thanks, Brian McFeeters (virtually doing Katrina for EAP) ph 202-647-2543 office

I I B6,

-----original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcel-Director(S/ES-O/TF)
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 3:04 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: SES-O CMS
Subject: Fw: Information from Australian EMA

-----Original Message-----
From: McCulla, William L
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:10 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: Atkinson, David R; Allegra, Theodore x (EAP/ANP)
SUbject: FW: Information from Australian EMA

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 08 NOV 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Task Force:

I just returned from meeting Australia's three-person Emergemcy Assessment team -- they
are here to determine which kind of assistance the U.S. could most use. The attached is a
detailed explanation of their capabilities. PM Howard wants to send the actual technical
teams out this weekend. We need to be able to get this group a meeting with the
appropriate office in FEMA this week. Recognize this is an ongoing issue, but would
appreciate any guidance you could provide on how to get them a meeting with the right
office.

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccullawl@state.gov
202-647-7828

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Hurricane Katrina ,
Australian Government Forward Assessment Team
RELEASED IN FULL
Purpose: To provide a brief outline for US State Department of Australian capability to assist
with the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. '

Background: Emergency Management Australia (the Australian counterpart of FEMA) has


worked with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies in the strategic planning and
. coordination functions of international dlsasterresponse management.

The Australian Government has made an offer of assistance to the US Governmentof


resources and capabilities to assist with the recovery from the impacts of the Hurricane.

The Australian Government understands the requirement for the US Government disaster
assessment to identify needs and accordingly advise of its requirements. The Australian
Government will match the Australian capability to the identified needs.

Capability ·Statement:
Incident management capability: Australian field resources will be able to integrate with US
systems in place because the Australasian interagency incident management system (AIIMS)
was developed from the American model and can integrate with the current National Incident
Management System (NIMS).

Australian incident management teams (IMT) therefore utilise a similar structure to that used
by the US, within the planning, operations and logistics functions. Australia can deploy
complete and self sustamabie IMTs to assist with the field management of the relief actlvitles.

Displaced persons registration and reunification: Austraua has a national electronic registration
system to for reuniting evacuees with family. This system, the National Registration and
Inquiry System (NRIS) is web based, can be used In hard copy, and is well tested and
practised, and easily replicated in different environments. Given the nationwide displecement ,
of the 1.5 million people, Australia Is in a position to offer NRIS to the United States
govemment to assist with the speedy reunification of family and tracking of displaced people.

Enhanced recovery planning coordination and management: Australia has long tested
capability in the planning and coordination of longer term recovery activities. A central tenet of
recovery- management in Australia Is coordination of all agencies, and the engagement Qf
communities in the management process. Australia has adopted a community development
approach to recovery management, and can bring this well practised experience to this
situation. This may include facilitating community engagement strategies as a neutral party,
the training and support of community development workers, capacity building initiatives and
the engagement of a broad base of government, private sector and' non-government agencies.

Australia also has strong experience in post disastercornrnunlty based mental health support
programs, with internationally recognised experts in this field.

Public Health and medical assistance: Australia was able to deploy multl-dtsctphnarv medical
and public teams during the recent Asian Tsunami Disaster. lesson learnt from this event has
improved our own capability to deploy self-sufficient teams into remote areas. .

Disaster Victim Identification: Australian Federal Police has capacity and capability to deploy
Disaster Victim identification teams to support the United States Disaster Mortuary Teams.
This experience has been recently well practised in Bali Bombing and the Asian Tsunami. The
Asian Tsunami experience is particularly relevant because of the immersion of fatalities in
water for a long period of time.

Conclusion:
Australia Is in the position to offer any of the above or a combination of the above capabilities
but is reliant upon the United States Government to identify needs based on their disster
assessment.

Emergency Management Australia 06/09/2005


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINJA UNCLASSIFIED
DATE/CASE 10: 21 JUN 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
Hart, Geneva R
From: McCulla, William L
Sent: . Friday, September 02, 2005 8:32 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: Allegra, Theodore X (EAP/ANP)
Subject: Katrina condolences/offers of Assistance .; Australia RELEASED IN FULL
Attachments: U.S. Thanks for Australian Support; RE: Press Release 2-9

Attached is the Australian PM's announcement of their help (7.5 million USD to the Red Cross and several technical
teams) as well as our Embassy's statement of thanks. In one radio interview PM Howard said he had sent a person note
to the President expresses his condolences.

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U.S. Thanks for RE: Press Release
Australian Sup... 2-9

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccu Ilawl@state.gov
202-647-7828

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 28 AUG 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Sent:
To:
Bailes, Kenneth N
Friday, September 02, 2005 1:22 PM
Atkinson, David R
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SUbject: FW: U.S. Thanks for Australian Support RELEASED IN PART
Importance: High B6
Attachments: . Picture (Metafile); MR on Australian Donation Hurricane Katrina.doc

From: Szalwinski, Nancy(canberra)


'Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:41 AM
To:
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Importance: High

Media Release
September 2, 2005

The U.S. Mission to Australia welcomes with gratitude the great generosity of the Australian
Government in donating $AIO million to the American Red Cross to assist those most affected
by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina .

. We equally appreciate the offer to dispatch a team of Australian emergency management


specialists to provide their expertise and assistance to U.S. counterparts.

In addition to the Australian Government response, Embassy and Consulate personnel have
received hundreds of calls in the past few days from people expressing their sympathy and
concern and asking how they can help. Those wishing to donate may do so through the
Australian Red Cross at www.redcross.org.au <http://www.redcross.org.au> or on I '800 811
700.

UNITED STATES DEPA'RTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 07 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNcLASSIFIED
America has no greater friend than Australia, In good times and bad. On behalf of the U.S.
Government and the people of the United-States, we thank the Australian Government and the
people of Australia. .

Media inquiries: Nancy Szalwinski0409-124-995

##

Nancy Szalwinski
Media Officer .
Office of Public Affairs
US Embassy Canberra
(02) 6214-5760
(02) 6273-3051 fax
Email: SzalwinskiN@state.gov

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Donation Hurr ...

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From: Szalwinski, Nancy(Canberra) RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:41 AM
To: Allimonos, Vivien V; Bailes, Kenneth N; Belgrade, Michael J; Bender, Rosemarie R; Cameron,
William H; Connell, Patrick D; Craven, Myca R; Crystal, Susan R; afprograms@odc-aust.net;
ddraper@san.osd.mil; Fetter, David R; Fitzgerald, Tamara K; Gilmour. Trevlyn B;
dialdeputy@bigpond.com; Hughes, Lawrence R; Hurtado, Antoinette C; James, Benjamin;
karen.kelley@pacom.mil; Kerr, Veronica E; Lawrence, Suzanne I; Lee, Woo C; Lowell. Gayle
H; Mahar, Michael T; Manuele, Andrew A; Marino, Lisa M; Matsuya, Peggy L; Mattei, Brett D;
McClellan, Robin K; McEvoy, Justin P; Miller, Patrick C; Moore, Irene; Morgan, Rhylla ;
OGrady, Sean RC; Prokop, Mark S; Ricci, Daniel J; Rix, Sonja K2;
jan.schneier@defence.gov.au; Scholl. Mary D; Smith, Stephen T(Sydney); Soos, Regina M;
Stanton.William A; Stettenbauer, Grace C; debra.swanson@andersen.af.mil; Szalwinski,
Nancy; michael.tomatz@andersen.atmil; Valenzuela, L Jackie; dialchief@bigpond.com;
Yeadon. Alexis S; Yi, SungHwan; andrew.tracey@andersen.af.mil; Weber. Benjamin; Wood,
Michael J
Cc: High: Leslie C; McCulla, William L; Weber,'Benjamin
Subject: U.S. Thanks for Australian Support

Importance: High

Media Release
September 2, 2005

The U.S. Mission to Australia welcomes with gratitude the great generosity of the Australian
Government in donating $A10 million to the American Red Cross to assist those most affected
by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

We equally appreciate the offer to dispatch a team of Australian emergency management


. specialists to provide their expertise and assistance to U.S. counterparts.

In addition to the Australian Government response, Embassy andConsulatepersonnel have


received hundreds of calls in the past few days from people expressing their sympathy and
.concern and asking how they can help. Those wishing to donate may do sothrough the
Australian Red Cross at www.redcross.org.au <http://www.redcross.org.au> or on 1 800811
700.

America hasno greater friend than Australia, in good times and bad. On behalf of the U.S.
Government and the people of the United States, we thank the Australian Government and the
people of Australia.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
'REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE 10: 29 JUN 2006 2POS03991 UNCLASSIFIED
....
UNCLASSIFIED
Media inquiries: Nancy Szalwinski 0409-124-995

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Nancy Szalwinski
Media Officer
Office of Public Affairs
US Embassy Canberra
(02) 6214-5760
(02) 6273-3051 fax
Email: SzaLwinskiN@state.gov

MR on Australian
Donation HUIT•••

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Choi, Martino I
From: . McCulla, William L
Sent: Wednesday. September 07,20058:49 AM RELEASED IN PART
To: CMS TaskForce 1K; TaskForce-1; Atkinson, David R
Cc: TaskForce-1
B6
Subject: Australia offers Forensic Aid

This letter is a follow up to a meeting I had yesterday at the Australian Embassy to discuss their offers of assistance. Here
is my summary of the meeting:

Emergency Management Australia has sent a three person assessment team to D.C. to determine precisely what kind of
assistance the GOA can provide the U.S. They stand ready to provide experienced teams in incident management,
recovery planning, public health and disaster victim identification. Most Australian systems are compatible with U.S.
standards. and are often based on our approaches. All these teams have extensive experience in dealing with major
disasters, including the Tsunami and Bali Bombing. PM Howard wants to send the actual technical teams to the U.S. this
weekend. and the Australian Embassy is under considerable pressure to be sure that happens. At this point the
assessment team's top priority is to meet with the relevant FEMA officials to finalize which offers of assistance the U.S.
with accept.

On the unclass side, I sent a report of the meeting to the task force. along with a paper given to me by the GOA outlining
their offer of assistance. I will resend that to you right now.

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP
202-647-7828

From: CMSTaskForce1K
sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:35 PM·
To: McCulla, William L(Main State 4206); TaskForce-1; Atkinson, David R(Main State 4312)
ce TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Australia offers Forensic Aid

Bill,

Ambassador Malloy received a fax from PolMinCons Andrew Shearer which included a letter from Dennis Richardson
replying to our identified need of forensic assistance. I will drop off a copy of the fax on your desk. Ambassador Malloy
would like the Australians to know that we are thrilled to accept their offer to meet, but she would appreciate it if EAP would
take the lead on meeting with the Australians to find more information on what is offered. We will then push this forward
with the HHS coordinator.

Charles E. Bouldin
TF1

From: eMS TaskForcelK


sent: Tuesday, september 06, 2005 7:57 PM
To: McCulla, William L(Main State4206); TaskForee-l
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: Australia offers Forensic Aid

Victoria Edmunds! pf the Embassy of Australia called around 16:00. Ms. Edmunds had attended B6
Ambassador. Malloy s briefing ana reported the identified need to her Ambassador. The Australian Ambassador wanted to
follow up on the request for forensic assistance, and wanted to learn how Australia could substantiveryreply. Ms.
Edmunds is waiting for our response.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Charles E. Bouldin
TF1

UNCLASSIFIED
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Hart. Geneva R B6
From: CMS TaskForce1 K(S/ES-orrF)
Sent:
To:
Friday, September 02, 2005 4:05 PM
McCulla, William L
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Cc: Atkinson, David R; TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

Thanks, Bill. I let FEMA know.


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-----Original Message-----
From: McCulla, William L
I
sent: Friday, September 02,20053:57 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelK
Cc: Atkinson, David R; TaskForce-!
Subject: RE: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECfED
/ I just spoke to the Australian Embassy'S lead on Hurricane assistance, as well as Mr. McLain, the Federal
Police liaison. They both understand the problem with the imminent visit and will work to shut it off. It
. remains unclear whether these specialists, however, had some working level contact at FEMA which asked .
them to come or not. The Australians will sort it out, emphasizing that FEMA is simply not able to handle
visitors (no matter how well meaning), but that this assistance may be quite useful once things are more
under control. They will let me know how it progresses over the weekend, and I will call in to the Task
Force if there in update. My home number i s l · I
B6

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccullawl @state.gov
202-647-7828

From: CMSTaskForcelK(S/ES-OrrF)
sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:35 PM .
To: McCulla, William L
Cc: Atkinson, David R; TaskForce-l
SUbject: FW: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelK
sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:29 PM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: TaskForce-l
SUbject: FW: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

-----Original Message---:-
From: Snyder, Frankie [mailto:Frankie.5nyder@dhs.gov]

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AlITHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAT~/~§cJ~: 07 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED Page 2 of2

sent: Friday, September 02, 20053:22 PM


To: TaskForce-l
Cc: Long, casey; Nieuwejaar, Sonja
Subject: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENTAUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

I work in FEMA's Office of International 'Affairs and spoke with Todd briefly this moming about another
Australian issue. COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE THIS TO TODD.

I received a call from David McLain, Federal Police at the Australian Embassy, ~ B6 :

Mr. McLain said he had a cable riotifying him that three emergency management officials were arriving on
Sunday to meet on Monday, September 5th , with officials at FEMA to discuss "practlcai assistance.· The
cable had no further details.

I'm sure you can understand that we cannot host any visitors at this time who arrive without an
appointment. Could you please call Mr. McLain and let him know.

Thank you,

Frankie Snyder
Program Specialist
Office of Intemational Affairs
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Homeland Security

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7/2012006
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Hart, Geneva R

From: Bailes, Kenneth N ;


Sent: Friday, September 02,20058:41 AM
To: EAP-ANP-Office-DL; Lakhdhir, Kamala S (EAP/FO); Atkinson, David R
SUbject: FW: News alert: Australian aid for Katrina relief

RELEASED IN FULL
--~--Original Message-----·
From: Matt.Francis@dfat.gov.au [mailto:Matt.Francis@dfat.gov.au]
Sent: Fr~day, September 02, 2005 8:43 AM
To: bailesKN@state.gov; postrj2@state.gov
Subject: Fw: News alert: Australian aid for Katrina relief

Australian Embassy
washington DC

Friday~ 2 September 2005

** Australian aid for Hurricane Katrina relief **


The following statement was issued today by Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Alexander Downer. (Note: Australian $10 million = US $ 8 million) :

The Australian Government today has announced a donation of $10 million to assist the
victims of Hurricane Katrina in the United States. The funds will go to the American Red
Cross which is at the forefront of assisting those displaced and left homeless by the
tragedy.

The immense magnitude of the hurricane's impact along the Gulf Coast of the United States
is only now beginni~g to emerge, with a disaster zone of. 145,000 square kilometres
declared.

The rescue and evacuation operation by us authorities is a massive and resource-intensive


task. So too is the challenge of rebuilding homes, businesses, schools and general
infrastructure.

The United States is so often at the forefront of international aid efforts to help less
fortunate nations. So it is only fitting that Australia should contribute to the daunting
task of helping the thousands of American citizens whose lives have been thrown into
turmoil by this unprecedented disaster

The death toll from the hurricane is not yet known but will be significant.

As announced yesterday, the Government is also sending a small team of emergency


management specialists who will work through our Embassy to identify areas where
Australian assistance can be most effective.

While it remains unclear exactly how many Australians are caught up in the hurricane's
aftermath, we believe there are probably around 50 Australians awaiting evacuation in the
affected areas. Consular officials are doing everything possible to assist them.

We have established a temporary consular office at the Houston Astrodome to receive


evacuated Australians an~ provide assistance as they arrive from the disaster area.

Relatives or friends'who hold concerns or have information about Australians who are in
the region can register their details with DFAT on the special hotline number: 1800 00 22
14.
UNlTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 28 AUG 2006 200503991 lTNCLASSIFIED
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Contact: Matt Francis, Australian Embassy, Washington DC (202) 797 3165.

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From:
Sent:
Szalwinski, Nancy
Friday, September 09, 2005 3:36 AM
RELEASED IN FULL·
To: Stanton, William A; Stettenbauer, Grace C; Lee, Woo C: Matthews, Matt J; Crystal, Susan R;
Mahar, Michael T .
Cc: Bailes, Kenneth N; McCulla, William L; High, Leslie C; Weber, Benjamin
Subject: Update on Hurricane Katrina Recovery

MRon Hurricane
Katrina.doc
>
>
>Embassy of the United States of America Canberra, Australia Office of
>Public Affairs
>
> September 9, 2005
>
>Media Release
>Update on Hurricane Katrina Recovery.
>
>On a weekend when the United States pauses to remember the 2,996 lives lost on September
II, 2001, we also note with great sadness the lives lost along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the. hundreds of thousands of victims of this terrible
natural disaster. The American people are touched and deeply grateful for the generous
help we have received from governments, individuals and private organizations around the
world.
>
>More than 104 countries and 12 international organizations have offered assistance, and
authorities in the United States are working actively to take full advantage of this
generosity and to prioritize where the need is greatest. Offers are wide-ranging and
include everything from water pumps to helicopters. Many countries have contributed
generous cash donations and offered the expertise of medical and engineering personnel to
rebuild lives and infrastructure.
>
>Recovery has begun. As of September 9, 2005:
>
>* More than 47,000 people have been rescued.
>* 235,400 people have been evacuated and safely housed in 750 shelters nationwide.
>* 7000 Federal Emergency Management Agency responders are on the ground.
>* 4,000 Coast Guard personnel, 43,000 National Guard and 15,000 active military are
engaged in assistance work in the region. They have provided nearly 21 million liters of
clean water and have distributed 11.9 million Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's).
>* 12 Disaster Recovery Centers are open in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,
and 85 National Disaster Medical System Teams are engaged in the Gulf Region.
>* 32,000 trained relief workers have been sent from all 50 states.
>
>In addition to all of the government resources being marshaled to meet the needs of
hurricane victims, countless charitable organizations, churches, mosques and synagogues,
and communities throughout the United States have literally opened their arms and their
hearts; their classrooms and their homes to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
>
>The U.S. Embassy and Consulates throughout Australia have received numerous calls from
private citizens expressing sympathy and concern, and offering to help in whatever way.
they can. The Australian Government's donation of $AI0,OOO,OOO and the compassionate
response of Australia's private citizens provides both practical help and moral support,
which mean a great deal to the victims of this terrible natural disaster, and to all
Americans.
>
>
>Media inquiries: Nancy Szalwinski 6214-5760 0409-124-995

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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>Nancy Szalwinski
>Media Officer
>Office of Public Affairs
>US Embassy Canberra
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>Email: SzalwinskiN@state.gov
>
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From: Atkinson. David R
Sent: Tuesday, November 08,200510:01 AM
To: McCulla, William L '
Subject:
.
RE: Audit Request - 238
,

'\
That's what I thought, but I was worried the nefarious aussies might have sneaked a few
dollars into a USG account in some form or another.

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMl\'ilNIA
(202) 647-2031 (office) DATE/CASE 10: 25 MAY 2007 200503991
(202) 647-0076 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: McCulla, William L
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:55 AM
To: Atkinson; David R
SUb~ect: RE: Audit Request - 238 , ,

Aha -- I can confirm repeated GOA statements" public and in person, that the contribution
was IpO%to the American Red Cross. That doesn't mean we have any real proof, of course,
just what the Australian government'told us and their own people. Bill

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccullawl@state.gov
202-647-7828

-----Original Message-----
From: Atkinson, David R
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:39 AM
To: McCulla, William L
SUbject: RE: Audit Request - 238
!
Bill - American Red Cross •.••. The auditors are finally getting around to looKing at how
the Task Force managed Katrina. I expect a blood bath. You may have new global affairs
officer by the time this is over .•..

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and ~acific Affairs
(202) 6~7-2031 (office)
(202) 647-0076 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: McC~lla, William L
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:37 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
Subject: RE: Audit Request - 238

Sorry, I'm coming in late to this~- what is the ARC? I can check with post, but need
some background.

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccullawl@state.gov
202-647-7828

----~Original Message-----
From: Atkinson, David R
Sent: Tuesday, November OB, 2005 B:39 AM
To: Gutherie, Peter Ai Norman, Alain Gi Yu, Alan Ki Weyer, Jonathan C (EAP/BCLTV)~ watson,
Micah Li McCulla, William L
Cc: Visek, Richard Ci McCarthy, Deborah Ai Hyde, A~drew G
Subject: RE: Audit Request - 238

We'll have to check on La?s and the Marshalls. I'll ask Bill McCulla to confirm that the
Australian donation was 100\ to the ARC. The Koreans haven't actually given us any money
. yet, but have pledged $30 million in cash and kind. They delivered $332000 in-kind to a
Korean NGO in Dallas. The Korean Ambassador here has a check'in hand for $3 million he
was to deliver to Amb. Hill, but that meeting has not occurred and we are looking at other
building principles who could receive it.

Jonathan, Micah, can you please let us know what the status of the donations from Laos and
.the RMI are: who was the final recipient and has it been delivered?

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)

---~-Original Message-----
From: Gutherie, Peter A
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 7:18 PM
To: Atkinson, David Ri Norman, Alain G; Yu, Alan K
Cc: Visek, Richard Ci Anderson, Roger W(Charleston); Grover, Charles H(Charleston)i
McCarthy, Deborah A
Subject: FW: Audit Request - 238
Importance: High

David~ Alain & Alan:

DOS' auditors apparently got a hold of the matrix that OFDA supplied to. the GAO. They
have already checked that matrix against the FEDWIRE sheet and have asked about a few
discrepancies in instances where the OFDA matrix indicates cash received but there is no
re~ord on the FEDWIRE sheet.
I
Ro~er & I have already taken a shot at reconciliation (see below), but could use your help
in £illing in the gaps.

David: Do you have any further record ~f financial donations from Korea or the Marshall
Islands?

Alan & Alain: Do you have any further record of a financial donation from the Ukraine?

Thanks,
Peter

Australia -- State 163382 specifies that the donation was to the ARC.

Cameroon -- Donation made directly to post not by wire transfer.

Ireland -- State 172092 specifies that the donation was to the ARC.

Korea, Republic of -- State 163366 indicates that the Koreans were to make a wire transfer
of an unspecified amt. to the USG.

UNCL~SSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
Laos-- Donation made directly to post, not by wire transfer.

Marshall Islands ~- Roger recalls that this donation was. to the ARC, but I can't find a
cable trail.

Ukraine -???

-----Original Message-----
From: Anderson, Roger W
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 2:39 PM
To: Gutherie, Peter A(3422 Main State)
Cc: Grover, Charles H
Subject: FW: Audit Request - 238
Importance: High

,Peter,

As discussed, thanks for your calIon the cash spreadsheet. I've indicated in bold what my
records show for 'the selected pledges.

Thanks,
Roger

• ~----Original Message-----
From: Wilson, DeAnna L
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 3:00 PM
To: Anderson, Roger W; Harris, Ken J; Sung, Ki H; James, Donna L
Cc: Brooks, Janet M; Olfus, Maurice
Subject: FW: Audit Request - 238
Importance: High

Please provide a response to the attached audit request. The due date is November 8,
2005. Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Keller, Richard j
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 1:32 PM
To: Brooks, Janet M(Charleston): Wilson,· DeAnna L(Charleston)
Subject: FW: Audit Request ~ 238
Importance: High

---~-Origina1 Message-----,
From: Dong Kim [mailto:dkirn@lgbllp.comJ
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 1:21 PM
To: conleyso@state.gov
Cc: Damon T.- Sutton; Ric~ Keiler; Dora Clarke; 2ennis Scott
Subject: Audit Request - 238

Dear Ms. Conley,

Attached is Audit Request R-238 regarding FY 2005 Hurricane Relief Collections. Should
you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 703-922-7622. '

Sincerely, I
I
Dong Kim I

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From: CMS TaskForce1 K(S/ES-OrrF)
,B6
Sent: Friday, September 02,200510:19 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: Taskforce-l
Subject: FW: Australian Offer of Assistance

David, FYl...looks like the Aussies have been in contact with FEMA directly. Do you have contact info for the
desk? Would appreciate passing it along. Again, coordinating the official offers of assistance will be a bit later
today - will be able to touch base later on about appropriate responses.

Also, has the Japan desk seen any updates on the GOJ offer? Saw a Reuters report, quoting
the Japanese MFA, '
indicating $200K in cash, up to $300K (USD) in medical supplies. If you have their contact info as well, would
appreciate it.

Thanks,
-Shaun

----Original Message-----
From: Nieuwejaar, Sonja [mailto:Sonja.Nieuwejaar@dhs.gov]
sent: Friday, september 02, 2005 9:24 AM
To: 'Smith, Matthew'i TaskForce-!
Cc: EMA NEMCC; Templeman, David; 'Tod.Wells@dhs.gov'; 'Fema-OPERATIONS-CENTER@dhs.gov'; Long, casey
SUbject: RE: Australian Offer of Assistance .

Thank you Matthew. I received your voicemail this morning and wanted to make sure you had the latest
information.

The State Department has set up a Task Force to handle all government offers of assistance. They can be
reached at the above email Taskforce-1@state.gov. We're working closely with State on all offers.

Many thanks for your concern and generosity;


Sonja

From: Smith, Matthew [mailto:Matthew.Smith@ema.gov.au]


sent: Friday~ september 02,20056:09 AM
To: 'Fema-OPERATIONS-CENTER@dhs.gov'; 'Tod.Wells@dhs.gov'
Cc: 'sonja.nieuwejaar@dhs.gov'; EMA NEMCC; Templeman, David
Subject: Australian 'Offer of Assistance.

Kevin,

Thank you for speaking with me on this issue and providing me with contact details for Sonja, J left a message for
her to contact our duty officer.

As I mentioned I spoke with Chris Liggett last night to pass on the concerns of our Prime Minister and provide an
offer that Australia is prepared and willing to assist where required following the devistating consequences of
Hurricane Katrina.

Emergency Management Australia (EMA) is in the process of sending three experts in the area of emergency

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE.


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management, recovery and public health to work with our Embassy staff in Washington DC. This three member
team is due to arrive in Washington DC at 2045 hrs Monday 5 Septmber 2005 (DC time). The team may be able
to provide some assistance and a point ~f contact at FEMA may be beneficial.

If there is anyone at FEMA that you think would be a good point of contact for this' team please contact the EMA
. duty officer on +61 262564644. .

. Regards'

Matthew Smith
Assistant Director Emergency Coordination
Emergency Management Australia
Ph: +61 2 6256 4627
B6
Fax: +61 26256 46fO
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SUbject: FW: U.S. Thanks for Australian Support RELEASED IN PART
Importance: High B6
Attachments: Picture (Metafile); MR on Australian Donation Hurricane Katrina.doc

From: Szalwinski, Nancy(canberra)


'Sent: Friday, september 02,2005 3:41·AM
To:
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September 2, 2005
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The U.S. Mission to Australia welcomes with gratitude the great generosity of the Australian I
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Government in donating $A 10 million to the American Red Cross to assist those most affected
by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

We equally appreciate the offer to dispatch a team of Australian emergency management


specialists to provide their expertise and assistance to, U.S. counterparts.

-In addition to the Australian Government response, Embassy and Consulate personnel have'
received hundreds of calls in the past few days from people expressing their sympathy and
concern and asking how they can help. Those wishing to donate may do so through the
Australian Red Cross at www.redcross.org.au <http://www.redcross.org.au> or on 1 '800 811
700.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 07 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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America has no greater friend than Australia, in good times and bad. On behalf of the U.S.
Government and the people of the UnitedStates, we thank the Australian Government and the
people of Australia.

Media inquiries: Nancy Szalwinski 0409-124-995.

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Nancy Sralwinski
Media Officer .
Office of Public Affairs
US Embassy Canberra
(02) 62j4·5760
(02) 6273·3051 fax
Email: SzalwinskiN@state.gov

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Sent: Monday, September 12,20052:37 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: Atkinson, David R; Allegra. Theodore X (EAP/ANP)
Subject: FW: EMA Update - revised offer

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EMA·Australian
capability stat..

Please see attached paper from the Australian government, outlining other areas where they
would like to assist." It would be extremely helpful if we can get an official answer to
this offer, even if the answer is no.

Bill McCulla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccullawl@state.gov
202-647-7828

.....
,

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
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EAP: DATKINSON
09/03/2005 7-2031
EUR: KSTEPHENS
TF1: S/ES:JDONOVAN L:PGUTRHIE M:RGONZALES

IMMEDIATE CANBERRA

PRIORITY JOINT STAFF WASHDC, SECDEF WASHOC PRIORITY, DHS PRIORITY,


USAID!OFDA PRIORITY, NORTHCOM PRIORI:ry, SYDNEY PRIORITY, MELBOURNE
PRIORITY, PERTH PRIORITY

FOR AMBASSADOR OR CHIEF OF MISSION

E.O. 12958: N/A


TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, US, AS
SUBJ: USG PRIORITY AREAS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF i

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following.request to appropriate host government officials for .
assistance with Hurricane Katrina relief operations ..

3. (U) Begin points:

On behalf of the President, the United States Government, and all


Americans, I welcome and accept your country's kind offer to provide
$10 million AUSD directly to the U.S. government to support rescue
operations.

-- We will communicate with you soon regarding your government',s


generous offer of other assistance, including emergency management
p~rsonnel.

-- We look forward to continuing our work with you in expediting the


deployment of this assistance to reach those who are so greatly in
need.

End points.

4. The Department will provide further specifics to. post for


coordination and implementation of this and additionnal assistance
offer via septel as necessary.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
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Choi, Martino I RELEASED IN FULL
From: Abella, Nancy E
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 1:54 AM
.To: SES-O .
SUbject: FW: Australian donation to Red Cross

FYI. I failed to include SES-O on the original message.

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


>From: Abella, Nancy E
>Sent: Friday, Septembe~ 02, 2005 1:43 AM
>To: SES-O CMS; Zelikow, Philip D
>Cc: EAP-Staff-Assistants-DLj TaskForce-1
>Subject: Australian donation to Red Cross
>
>The Consul General of the Australian Embassy in DC called the Watch at 0136 to report the
Australian government is about to announce a $10 million donation to the Red Cross for
Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance. He noted the Australian government will make the
announcement before close of business Friday (approx 0300 EDT 9/2).

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORlTY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE 10: 18 OCT 2006 200503991
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From: CMS TaskForcelK(S/ES-OrrF)
Sent: Friday, September 02,20054:05 PM
To: McCulla, William L
Cc: Atkinson, David R; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

Thanks, Bill. I let FEMA know.


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-----Original Message-----
From: McCulla, William L .
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sent: Friday, september 02,20053:57 PM
To: CMS TaskForcelK
Cc: Atkinson, David R; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED
I I just spoke to the Australian Embassy's lead on Hurricane assistance, as well as Mr. McLain, the Federal
Police liaison. They both understand the problem with the imminent visit and will work to shut it off. It
. remains unclear whether these specialists, however, had some working level contact at FEMA which asked .
them to come or not. The Australians will sort it out, emphasizing that FEMA is simply not able to handle
visitors (no matter how well meaning). but that this assistance may be quite useful once things are more
under control. They will let me know how it progresses over the weekend, and I will call in to the Task
Force if there in update. My home number isl I .
B6

Bill McCUlla
Australia Desk Officer
EAP/ANP, Room 4206
mccullawl @state.gov
202-647-7828

From: CMS TaskForcelK(S/ES-OfTF)


sent: Friday, September 02,20053:35 PM
To: McCulla, William L
Cc: Atkinson, David R; TaskForce-l
SUbject: FW: UNSCHEDULED IfIIIMII\lENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelK
Sent: Friday, September 02,20053:29 PM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: TaskForce-l
SUbject: FW: UNSCHEDULED IMMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

-----Original Message---~-
From: Snyder, Frankie [mailto:Frankie.Snyder@dhs.gov]

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATW~§<J9: 07 SEP 2006 .200503991 UNCLASSIFIED . .
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sent: Friday, September 02,20053:22 PM


To: TaskForce-l .
Cc: Long, Casey; Nieuwejaar, Sonja
SUbject: UNSCHEDULED HlIMINENT AUSTRALIAN VISITORS EXPECTED

I work in FEMA's Office of International 'Affairs and spoke with Todd briefly this morning about another
Australian issue. COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE THIS TO TODD.

I received a call from David Mclain, Federal Police at the Australian Embassy, ~ B6 :

Mr. McLain said he had a cable notifying him that three emergency management officials were arriving on
Sunday to meet on Monday, September 5th , with officials at FEMA to discuss "practtcal assistance." The
cable had no further details. .

I'm sure you can understand that we cannot host any visitors at this time who arrive without an
appointment. Could you please call Mr. McLain and let him know.

Thank you,

Frankie Snyder
Program Specialist
Office of International Affairs
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Homeland Security

7/2012006
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SUbject:

EAP Issues Task Force 1


september 12, 2005
700-1500 EDT
EAP Rep: David Bonine

Korea - Confirmed with EAPIK officTir Andrew Hyde t!at the point 1of contact regarding the donation of cleaning supplies is
ROK Embassy Officer, Mr. LIM (celli _ . B4
Japan - Embassy Tokyo is eager to provide a response to the GqJ on its offer of relief teams from Self-Defense forces
and civilian government agencies. According to a 9/6 email from ~ORTHCOM these offers will be declined, but we
haven't conveyed that message to the Japanese yet; we have been waiting on approved language from the Secretary for
declining offers. EAP/J confirmed that $500,000 worth of suppliesl has been delivered from its storage facility in Florida:
$300,000 worth of blankets and sleeping pads to the American Red Cross, and $200,000 of portable generators and cord
reels to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. I

Australia - GOA offered additional assistance in the form of disaster recovery specialists and logistics specialists. I
informed the Australia desk that the offer is appreciated, but theselteams are not needed at this time.

I I I NF

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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From: Anderson, Roger W i
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 9:20 AM I

To: Millette, James L I


Cc: Hembree, Eric L(RM/BP); Harris, Michelle F(Ma,n State)
. I
SUbject: FW Katrina cash donations to l;JSG FOR ATTACHMENT TO S PAPER
Importance: High

Tracking: Recipient Read


Millette, JamesL Read: 9/22/20059:20 AM
Hembree, Eric L(RM/BP) Read: 9/22/2005 9:21 AM
Harris, MichelleF(Main State)

Jim,

Updated spreadsheet to include today's confirmed receipts. Based on larger task force spreadsheets,
I believe that the Australian $ 7.6 M was donated directly to the American Red Cross (State won't
see this donation in our records, and the Indonesian $ 25 K was a private donation ( I can see this in
Dept. records based on collection at post). Both of these items should be removed from the cash
spreadsheet. ..

Roger
-----OriginaJ Message-----
From: Millette, James L
sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:58 AM
To: Anderson, Roger W
Subject: FW: Katrina cash donations to USG FOR ATTACHMENT TO S PAPER
Importance: High
Roger is this consistent with your records? Haven't gotten e-mail yet problem with classified system jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Hembree, Eric L .
sent: Thursdey September 22, 2005 8:45 AM
To: Kaplan, Sid L; Millette, James L(Charleston); Scalzo, Christopher R .
Subject: FW: Katrina cash donations to USG FOR ATTACHMENT TO S PAPER
Importance: High

Deborah needs immediate c1earance/comments on the paper on the classified side.

This is the basis for the $20 million

Eric
-----Original Message-----
From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)
sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:42AM
To: Hembree, Eric L
Subject: FW: Katrina cash donations to USG FOR ATTACHMENT TO 5 PAPER
Importance: High
Attached are the calculations on which we based the input to the S Paper.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA!W~10: 20 FEB 2007 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
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From: McCarthy, Deborah A


sent: Wednesday, September 21,20057:17 PM
To: Bass, John R COPS); Moore, Elizabeth E; Chacon, Arnold A
Subject: Katrina cash donations to USG
Importance: High

This is the Task Force's best estimate as to pledges with RM figures as to receipts. I am going to attach it to final
of S briefer OOB tomorrow if OK. It has not been sent around.
We have updated the Executive Summary which will go to the usual recipients.

From: Harris, Michelle F


Sent: Wednesday, September 21,20057:12 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A
Cc: Katrina Working Group
Subject: FW: urgent for U/S FOre
Importance: High

Deborah - New attachment, reformatted per our conversation - Michelle

From: Harris, Michelle F


Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 20056:16 PM
. To: McCarthy, Deborah A
Cc: Katrina Working Group
Subject: FW: urgent for U/S FOre
Importance: High

Deborah -

Total number for S andfor M paper: Cash pledged to US: $758,578,562 (includes Kuwaiti oil)
Oman: 5,000,000
Total: . $763,578,562

Corrected Cash Summary attached.

Summary of changes I made:

Add: Botswana $100,000


Cameroon 450,000
Saudi Arabia 100,000

Delete: Equitorial Guinea $500,000 (for Bush-Clinton Fund)


Ethiopia 100,000 (for Bush-Clinton Fund)
Guyana 15,000 (for Red Cross)
Marshall Islands 10,000 (for Red Cross)
Yemen 100,000 (for Red Cross)

This info/numbers are from the ExecSummary cleared by regional desks this afternoon.

Michelle

From: Harris, Michelle F(Main State)


Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:45 PM

2/7/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED Page 3 of4

To: Kane, Eileen H; Mccarthy, Deborah A


Cc: Katrina Working Group
Subject: RE: urgent for U/S FOre

Got it, thanks. We're catching other things that need to be included in cash summary. Please stand by...

From: Kane, EileenH


Sent: Wednesday, september 21,20055:44 PM
To: Harris, Michelle F; Mccarthy, Deborah A
Cc: Katrina Working Group
SUbject: RE: urgent for U/S FOre
Importance: High

No: $759,033,562 includes the Kuwaiti oil. I have footnoted Kuwait in the matrix.

Cash pledged to the U.S.: $359,033,562


Oman: 5,000,000
Kuwaiti oil 400,000,000
Total: $764,033,562

·----Original Message-----[Kane, Eileen H] From: Harris, Michelle F(Main State)


sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:37 PM
To: Mccarthy, Deborah A .
Cc: Katrina Working Group
SUbject: FW: urgent for VIS FOre

Deborah - For M and/or S paper: Cash pledged to US: $759,033,562·


Oman: 5,000,000
Kuwaiti oil: 400,000,000
Total: $1,164,033,562
(Thanks, Eileenl)

From: Harris, Michelle F


sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:49 PM
To: Mccarthy, Deborah A
Cc: Katrina Working Group
Subject: RE:urgent for U/S FOre

Responding on behalf of Eileen and I:

From today's cash summary: Cash committed to USG: $361,033,562


Kuwaiti oil monetized: . 400,000,000
$761,033,562
Oman contribution: ???

Steve Fox - can you confirm Oman donation?

Thanks, Michelle

2/7/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
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From: Mccarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:34 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Subject: urgent for U/S FOre

Do we have total of what has come into RFC as of now?????


Michelle/Eileen - what is estimate of cash total pledged to US INCLUDING OMAN AND THE 400MM TO
BE MONETIZED BY KUWAIT.

217/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
EAP Issues Taskforce 1
September 8, 2()05
1500 - 2300 EDT
EAP Reps: Charles Bouldin/Noah Zaring

Outstanding Issues:

Thailand
Thai Rice (gift of King, conveyed by PM, wanting high visibility, needing USDA approval)
Thai forensic team (Secretary Rice personally told Thai FM we would accept)
Plywood (Central WHAt others possible; can this be accepted? What restrictions?) .

Forensic Teams (HHS has said no.)

Australia
Forensic Teams (HHS has said no. Australian Ambassador has warned Amb. Malloy that if German and
Thai forensic teams are allowed and others (With much greater expertise) are allowed, that will cause
quite a row.)

7/2512006 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
EAP Issyes Taskforce 1
September 9,200'5
1500 -2300 EDT
EAP Rep: Kaye Lee
. Lynn Nelson

Outstanding Issues:

Japan - Offer of teams - see 2300 entry below.

Korea - State cable - confirm it goes out and list number.

EAP Log:

2300 Call from Brett Blackshaw in Tokyo and email looking for confirmation from NORTHCOM that they are
aware of Japanese offers of relief teams. Need to find out if they know about offers and if decision has been made
on acceptance. Acceptance is politically important to the GOJ. Blackshaw noted that Brig. General Allen may also
be involved in this decision. Have reached out to NORTCOM - not to Allen yet.

2245 Received OK to accept 10 tons of tarps, diapers, 5 tons of cleaning- supplies from ROK. Conveyed to post
via cable STATE XXX. Other assistance declined at this time. Received phone call from Dan Larsen in Seoul and
conveyed info. -

18:00 Received diplomatic note from Australia with instructions on human remains. The task force is currently
clearing 9a circular that will go to all diplomatic missions regarding the identifiCation and disposition of remains.
which should serve to answer the Australian requests in the dipnote. Kaye faxed the dipnoet to the Austrialia
Desk for their info.

17:72 Spoke with Scott Marcie!. Confirmed Thailand is bringing blankets and rice on flight to Little Rock. Advised
Scott to contact OFDA RMC (703-526-2210) to obtain contact at Little Rock AFB to arrange for Thai officials to
arrive at base in advance of the flight. .

17:30Confinned with Kevin Olybrish that the Cambodia $20,000 donation was presented to Embassy Phnom
Penh.
-Acceptance cable and instructions sent. STATE 166898

17:25 Confirmed with Wendell Albright that Japan donations from Florida are currently at $300,000. Any future
donations will require an additional cable accepting donations and thanking Japan.

1700 Kaye spoke with Lynette Chang from Singapore Embassy (202-465-3380) who clarified that Singapore had
donated the use of 4 helicopters and a total of 41 personnel in the Katrina affected area. The helicopters and
personnel had been stationed in Texas at a National guard facility for long-term training. All four helicopters are
presently deployed and in use, according to Chang. She said that the first three helicopters arrived on 9/1 and the
fourth arrived On 9/4. She asked that press info be corrected. We've updated the matrix to reflect the correct info
(4 vs 3.)

1630 passed to Malaysia desk - matt cenzer-contact info for Julie reynes, ARC reynesj@usa.redcross.org. Matt
talked to Julie reynes and put her in contact with the Malaysian embassy. Malaysian frn hamid will be in DC on
9/26 and the Malaysia desk is attempting to arrange an opp for him to present malaysia's donation to the
president of the ARC or other suitable senior red cross official.

1530 The Japanese diplomat seeking access to New Orleans that was stopped by the National guard was
allowed access. Note from Amba Sullivan - Consular access: we ran into a new problem thoday with a Japanese
consular visit to NO in which we had notified state police; but nat'l guard and NOPD blocked their entry, indicating
a heightened level of local authority/capacity. After some delay DS was able to facilitate entry.

7/2512006 lJNCLASSIFIED
9/5/2005 3:45 pm Mr Page 21 of37
UNCLASSIFIED
EAP Issues Taskforce 1
September 9, 2005
0700 . .,. 1500 EDT
EAP Rep: Alex Ave-Lal/emant
Michael Goldman

Outstanding Issues:

Thailand
-Rice has been given blanket clearance by USDA. Okay to bring it in, as long as rice doesn't leave PM's plane
before arriving at Little Rock 9/11. (For information on flight and clearance, see unclass email of 2:11)
-Now, trying to find POC at Little Rock AFB to act as liaison with Thai officials who will be there betorehend
-Melanie Higgins (7-0036) is Thailand Desk Officer.

RepUblic of Korea
-A much more frustrating situation.
-Still no word from OFDAI FEMA on shipment.
-Embassy Seoul worries about effect on bilateral relationship (see Seoul 4091). With EAP/K's help, we've drafted
a paragraph for Task Force Chair to include in memo for S conversation with DHS Secretary Chertoff. (See below
for text.)

Japan
-Most goods in storage in FL are being transferred to American Red Cross.
-The Japanese have also gotten clearance from FEMA to give generators, also in FL, to the State of Mississippi.
- The only things remaining in storage are water supplies. '
-No word yet on offer of JDF epidemic control personnel.
-A Japanese diplomat trying to enter New Orleans has been stopped by Nat. Guard (see below).

Singapore
-Correction needed to press reports re: donated helicopters.

Malavsia
~EAP/J (Wendell Albright) believes they have a better contact at the American Red Cross. If he is able to come
up with some names, please pass them on to Malaysia Desk Officer.

1449
Call from Joe Bookbinder of State's Foreign Press Center (202-504-6554) concerning a call from the Singapore
Press Attache, Lynette Chang I ~ Ms. Chang wants to correct an error in our press release detailing BE
foreign offers of assistance. According to MS. hang, Singapore has offered four helicopters, not three.

1436
Received fol/owing from EAP/K, which I gave to Task Force Coordinator for inclusion in memo to S for her
conversation with Chertoff:

The South Korean government, stung by accusations late last year that it had responded slowly to the
Tsunami, has been touting its rapid response, with full engagement by the Prime Minister, to the .
devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. They have offered $30m in assistance, including 100 tons of
in-kind assistance, to be delivered rapidly. Unfortunately, as we have postponed their in-kind assistance
and the Korean public has witnessed neighboring countries delivering assistance (not entirely accurate or
fair), the public perception is growing again thatthe government has managed confirm Korea's weak self-
image and is relegated to being a second-tier ally of the U.S. The Korean in-kind offer is based directly on
our original guidance of what was needed and they are prepared to deliver it on Sep. 15 to Little Rock
AFB. The Desk and Embassy Seoul will endeavor to strip out the food portion in the Korean offer, if
FEMA can be persuaded to accept the rest of the material. The Koreans need a clear indication that it will
be accepted both to plan and to allow the government to fulfill its commitment to assist the U.S. in time of
need. The Secretary will meet with FM Ban on Sep 16 in New York on the margins of UNGA.

1422
Called K desk, asked them to put together a one-paragraph statement. which we can insert in briefing to S, for her
conversation with Chertoff. K said they would be happy to provide.

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1405
Received call from Japanese consular officer who is trying to get access to New Orleans. LA national guard is
apparently not permitting him to enter, despite receiving authorization from Amb. Sullivan. I asked the official if he
had also coordinated with the LA'State Police, but was cut off before he could answer. He had not given his
name.

1325
Called Ms. Lester back with information about the Thai team that is traveling with the PM's plane (see below). She
then asked how future offers of forensic assistance should be handled. After speaking with Task Force head, I
told Ms. Lester that while no guidance has been sent to our embassies. we are asking that such offers be put on
hold, for now. Future offers of forensic assistance from foreign governments can be addressed to the Task Force,
or - if they want something more formal- to S and through her staff, to us.

1312
Took call from Victoria Lester of InterpolI !:elll
Thai forensics team will be traveling to the D.s. Ms. lester epressed con: ~out reports she has heard that a
that other such offers have been
Bl
turned down. Told her I would look into it and call her back.

1300
Confirmed that Thai rice has received blanket dearance by USDA to enter U.S. on PM plane, provided that the
rice does not leave the plane before it arrives in LitUe Rock on 9/11. Remaining problem: we need POC at Little
Rock AFB, so Thai officials can help meet plane.

1130
Spoke with OFDA rep re: Thai and Korean offer. No word from FEMA. They are still Aconsidering" the offers,
according to he OFDA rep, but don't really want such in-kind contributions. Related the news to an
understandably frustrated Andrew Hyde at the Korea Desk. Things look better for the Thai rice offer, which likely
will go through. The sticking point now, according to PM rep, is that the Thais would like two officials to go to Little
Rock AFB to be there for receipt of shipment, but no word who the POC would be. Have contacted North Com for
more information.

1020
Took call from Ms. Haznah at Malaysian Embassy who offered $1miUion to Am Red Cross from Malaysia. Wanted
to have FM present at ceremony when he is here on Sept 25 ~ 26. .

0930 I
Spoke to Wendell Albright (EAP/J) Who pointed out a new offer of assistance from the Japanese Defense Force
(epidemic prevention). Updated matrix to reflect this information.

0830
Spoke to OFDA rep re: Korean Offer. FEMA still considering the issue.

0700
Shift begins

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EAP Issues Taskforce 1
- September 10, ~()05
0700-1500 EDT
EAP Rep: Amy Grier

Outstanding Issues:

Korea - Pis call Dan Larsen at a reasonable hour to pass on info below from OFDA on cleaning supply request.
Pis highlight State 166965 request for English-speaking ROK counterpart and info on OFDAPOC.

Japan - Still need to be sure that NORTHCOM knows exacUywhat Japan has offered (see 9/9 9:49 pm message
from Brett Blackshaw, includes cable text) and is indeed rejecting the medical/disinfectionlwater supply teams
proposed .

Australia - Amb. Malloy reported that she spoke with Aus. Amb. Dennis Richardson re: the Australian offer of
forensic teams. Although we don't need forensic teams, Australia is still happy to arrange video conference with
their tsunami team. We should contact Australian federal police liaison at the Washington Embassy if the U.S. is
interested. This was not discussed at the 11:00 IA teleconference; will need follow-up. Per Kamala, EAP/FO and
key others informed.

- EAP Log:

1230 - OFDA has answer to cleaning supplyltarp question: FEMA needs 100,000 tarps for shelter; cleaning
supplies needed are gloves (rubber and leather), rubber boots, long-handled brooms, pails and plastic crates (to
stand on) and so on (see unclass e-mail from 2:34 pm). Please to not send chemicals, toxic or bio-hazard
materials. Understand flight would depart Korea on 9/15 to Dallas-Ft Worth. Have e-mailed Dan Larsen and ask
that next shift call him to inform (see below for contact info).

1220 - Clarified (finally!) status of requests for Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian speakers. HR (Nancy Serpa and
DAS John O'Keefe) confirmed that they have identified and spoken with speakers of all three languages who are
willing to travel to LA and AL. The hold-up has been bureaucratic - USAID needs an update "mission assignment"
from FEMA in order to be able to cut orders for our folks. OFDA rep said their field office reports FEMA is working
on the mission assignment,and hopes to have it done this weekend. Nancy said they have 1 Vietnamese speaker
and 1 Lao speaker who could travel on Monday - we're waiting for AID orders, but Nancy says confidentially (we
don't want to tell the AID field office et that if it comes to it HR will send both out under State orders. Nancb
Is erpa
;s tbr key PO_~ - cell __ __ ork 3-2055. BOb:emarenville's cell # is B(

0930 - EP's Meredith Miller called from APEC in Korea to request copies of the latest press guidance and
donation matrix for use with other delegations, from whom they're receiving condolences and queries. Press
rU;dance faxed; execytiye symmary e-majled (ok for UfG and background use). Unclass e-mail:

0915 - Received request via OFDA from USAID/OFDA Bob'Demaranvitle (JFO FEMA in Montgomery AL) for
update on status of request for Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian speakers. One Vietnamese speaker is
scheduled to arrive in Mobile Monday; working to confirm status.

0710 - FDA reports via OFDA that they will not interfere with Thai rice delivery so long as it goes from JFK to
Little Rock. Understand from OFDA rep that the plane is already airbome. Sent e-mail to Emb. Bangkok and EAP;
called Jim Cole (Bangkok) to inform.

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EAP Issues Task Force 1


September 11, 2005
1500-2300 EDT
EAP Rep: Gary G. Oba

Outstanding Issues:

Korea - ROK needs to identify ROK point of contact regarding donation of cleaning supplies. Korean govemment
has received list of items we have requested and will do its best to provide them. The Korean Embassy in DC
needs to contact OFDA and/or State and provide an English-speaking ROK counterpart.

Australia - GOA has offered forensic teams although we do not need them. GOA is still happy to arrange a video
conference with its tsunami team about this matter. Per David Atkinson, this is being taken up by Task Force
Coordinator Malloy and/or Korea desk, No update on this matter occurred during this shift.

EAPLog:

1620 Noted in OFDA movement report that the Thai aircraft with rice, blankets and food arrived in Little Rock at
1425L. The same OFDA report indicates that generators donated by Japan arrived in Alabama and Louisiana
around 1200L.

1730 FEMA Logistician responsible for tracking ROK offer called asking for help identifying ROK point of contact.
After contacting EAPIK Officer Andrew Hyde, provided FEMA with contact information for: 1) ROK Embassy
Officer, Mr. LIM (Celli I
and Embassy Seoul ECON Officer Dan Larsen (Work 011-822-397-4176) . BI

1945 E-mailed Embassy Seoul ECON Officer Dan Larsen to convey FEMA request above.

2047 Received Embassy Bangkok e-mail with contact information for Thai aircraft. shipment (contact is Amomsate
Singha of MFA. Cell phone] . !This information apparently OBE as aircraft has already arrived in
Little Rock.

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EAPlssues Task Force 1


September 12, 2005
700-1500 EDT
EAP Rep: David Bonine

Korea - Confirmed with EAP/K officer Andrew Hyde that the point of contact regarding the donation of cleaning
supplies is ROK Embassy Officer, Mr. LIM (Cell I I B
. .
Japan - Embassy Tokyo is eager to provide a response to the GOJ on its offer of relief teams from Self-Defense
forces and civilian government agencies. According to a 9/6 email'from NORTHCOM these offers will be declined,
but we haven't conveyed that message to the Japanese yet; we have been waiting on approved language from
the Secretary for declining offers. EAPJJ confirmed that $500,000 worth of supplies has been delivered from its
storage facility in Florida: $300,000 worth of blankets and sleeping pads to the American Red Cross, and
$200,000 of portable generators and cord reels to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

Australia - GOA offered additional assistance in the form of disaster recovery specialists and logistics specialists.
I informed the Australia desk that the offer is appreciated, but these teams are not needed at this time.

Dalai Lama - China desk confirmed the Dalai Lama is donating $100,000 to the Bush-Clinton Fund for disaster
assistance.

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EAP Issues Taskforce 1


September 11, 2005
0700-1500 EDT
EAP Rep: William A. Comley

Outstanding Issues:

Korea - Korean government has received the list of items we have requested (cleaning supplies) and will do its
best to provide them. The Korean Embassy in DC will contact OFDA and/or State and provide an English-
speaking ROK counterpart. '

Australia - GOA has offered forensic teams although we do not need them. GOA is still happy to arrange a video
conference with its tsunami team about this matter. Per David Atkinson, this Is being taken up by Task Force
. Coordinator Malloy and/or Korea desk. No update on this matter occurred during this shift.

EAP Log:

0914 Received e-mail froml ~NORTHCOM)stating that NORTHCOM and OSD concur that the military BI
teams/equipment offered by the JSUF are not required. Notified TF3 for master matrix. Notified Embassy Tokyo
(ce. J).

1106 Noted in OFDA movement report that the Thai aircraft with rice, blankets and food was due to land at JFK at
11DOL. The aircraft canying these relief supplies on to Little Rock is due to arrive at that location at 1520L.

1230 Received call fr01 ~t the Little Rock AFB Operations cente~ lHe wanted .
to know whether either' the M6 i Hal Hatio als observing the arrival of the Thai reliedppjj@§ (Songs k
Salcheua and Isabel Sittichaimanee) required special protocol arrangements. Called Scot Marciel (Dir, MLS)-
neither requires VIP handling.' '

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EAP REGION OFFERS OF SUPPORT FOR HURRICANE KATRINA
RELIEF EFFORTS

Korea

(9/1) The South Korean government is prepared to provide assistance, in


cash or in kind, either through FEMA or through the Red Cross. They have
already attempted to contact the American Red Cross, but don't yet have a
response to their offer. The ROK is also prepared to send a rescue team of
30-40 members to the stricken area, if that kind of assistance is needed.

FEMA hasn't yet provided State with guidance on what is needed; they've
indicated they don't want search-and-rescue teams traveling to the area
unless carefully coordinated.

ROK Embassy has been given contact info for SIES CMS; but we are ready
to facilitate any direct communication with FEMA and the Red Cross if that
is preferable. .

China

(9/1) China has provided a $100,000 check to Charge Sedney in Beijing to


pass to the American Red Cross September 1.

(912) On 1 September, China expanded their offer, adding a TBD number


of medical teams and supplies (blankets and tents) as possible
contributions. Chinese President Hu Jintao also offered to bring supplies
directly on his aircraft when he visits the U.S. Monday, Sept. 5. Embassy
Beijing is waiting for instruction on that offer.

Australia

(9/1) Australia has offered to send two "community recovery experts" from
Emergency Management Australia to help in the recovery from Hurricane
Katrina.

(9/2) PM Downer ofAustralia announced overnight it will contribute $7.5


million USD to the Red Cross and a n emergency management team,
specializing in disaster recovery and victim identification, to the effort. An
additional 15-20 person team may be dispatched if necessary.

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Japan

(9/1) The Embassy of Japan has been in contact.with EAP/J, NSC, FEMA,
and the American Red Cross. We expect the GOJ to make a financial
contribution directly to the American Red Cross; as of 2:00pm local we have
not received info on how much it will be, but hope for an announcement on
Friday September 2 (Tokyo time).

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA -- their equivalent of


USAID) maintains a stock of emergency relief supplies in Florida -- blankets,
generators, tents, and bottled water. Normally used for reliefin Latin
America and the Caribbean, the GOJ has offered to release some of-those
stocks to the US. As is the case for our system, that would first require a
formal request from the appropriate agency - presumably FEMA - for
assistance. FEMA's Acting Director for International Affairs Casey Long is
aware of the GOJ offer, and promised to get back to the Japanese Embassy.

EAPIJ, NSC, and Embassy Tokyo are urging FEMA to accept the GOJ offer
of in-kind assistance, if possible. The GOJ remembers the assistance we
provided after the earthquake in Niigata in October 2004. That included
$150,000 in disaster relief assistance and supplies provided and flown in by
US Forces Japan.

(9/2) GOJ announced 9/2 that it would contribute $200,000 in cash to the
ARC effort, and release $300,000 worth ofdisaster reliefsupplies
currently stored in Florida for the effort.

Embassy Tokyo reported that GOJ has reached agreement to draw down
Japanese Strategic Petroleum Reserves to help cushion a potential short-
term petroleum shock, in coordination with the International Energy
Agency. A formal decision and announcement is expected Monday, Sept.
5.

New Zealand

(9/1) New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conveyed condolences


and noted GONZ is ready to help "in any way as needed." NZ MFA noted
New Zealand firefighters had assisted the U.S. in previous natural disasters
as an example. No follow-up on this end as yet.

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(9/2) GONZ offer details include a Searcha nd Rescue team that has
previously trained with FEMA and at least one police disaster forensic ID
team that deployed to Thailand in the wake ofthe Indian Ocean Tsumani:
In the recovery phase, a New Zealand Disaster Management Team is
prepared to deploy to the U.S. if needed.

Air New Zealand has also offered transportation support to displaced


persons or delivery ofcargo and services as necessary.

Indonesia

(9/1) In addition to the public statement of condolence issued by President


Yudhoyono, his spokesman privately conveyed condolences directly to EAP
front office (DAS Eric John) and asked whether the SBY administration
could be of any assistance.

Singapore
(9/1) The government of Singapore has offered the services of three CH-47
Singaporean Air Force helicopters attached to the Texas National Guard as
part ofa long-term training arrangement. As of 16:00, one of the CH-47s
had arrived at Fort Polk and the other two were en route. Singapore has
offered the use of these assets for up to two weeks if necessary. They have
been in touch with FEMA through the Texas Air National Guard.

Thailand

(9/2) Thailand PM called Amb, Boyce to offer a Thai medical team to


. assist in Hurricane Katrina reliefefforts. .

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From: Gallagher, Michael F" '" ,', ' RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:31 AM
To: TaskForce-1; CMS TaskForce1e-Coordinator; CMS TaskForce1-Director
Subject: FW: Intnl offers for foresnics teams '

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

-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina_gh [mailto:rmtkatrina_gh@Ofda.net]
Sent: wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:26 PM '
To: rmtkatrina state
Cc: Prasad, Arjun H. (OPHS)i Marcham, Patrick (OPHS)i Mchale, Linda
(OPHS)i Dajani, Dina (OPHS)i Smith, David B.
Subject: Intnl offers for foresnics teams

Christa,

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

David currently understands 'formal offers have from:

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


Thailand.

Thanks,
Patrick

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

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

Sent from my ~lackBerry Wireless Handheld

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


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