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Cablegate: Cyclone Nargis Relief - U.S. Military Air Lift

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PP RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHBK #1928 1751003
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231003Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3489
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 6082
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 8815
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 5185
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 4714
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 5346
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS BANGKOK 001928

SIPDIS

NSC FOR PHU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL BM TH
SUBJECT: CYCLONE NARGIS RELIEF - U.S. MILITARY AIR LIFT
FROM THAILAND CONCLUDES

1. The U.S. military airlift of cyclone relief from Thailand
to Burma ended on June 22. Since May 12, Joint Task Force
Caring Response flew 185 C-130 sorties from Thailand,
carrying tarps, mosquito netting, food, zodiac boats, water
treatment equipment, and a range of other relief supplies,
including Thai donations. The estimated cost of the supplies
and operation is over usdols 13 million.

2. The excellent cooperation we received from the Thai side
made this relief effort possible. Coordination and
cooperation with other donors, including WFP, was also
outstanding.

JOHN

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