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Cablegate: Tfha01: Haiti Earthquake Task Force Situation

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UNCLAS STATE 018621

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR ASEC CASC KFLO MARR PREL PINR AMGT HA
SUBJECT: TFHA01: HAITI EARTHQUAKE TASK FORCE SITUATION
REPORT NO. 83

HUMANITARIAN/SECURITY/INFRASTRUCTURE
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1. (U) Haitian officials say eight people are dead and two
missing after heavy rain fell on the southwest and caused
widespread flooding. (AP)

2. (U) A U.S. military spokesman says six American soldiers
involved in the aid mission have contracted malaria. One of
the soldiers was evacuated for treatment and is improving.
The other five are recovering and will return to their duties.
(AP)

3. (U) The USNS Comfort continued patient transfers to local
Haitian hospitals, and its physicians visited two hospitals to
verify follow-up care was being provided to patients earlier
transferred. The last traumatic brain injury patient was
moved to St. Boniface Hospital. (USSOUTHCOM HADR SITREP
February 28)

4. (U) The Ministry of Planning, which generally handles
registrations for organizations in Haiti, currently is not
functioning. Organizations wishing to register in Haiti
should go through the Direction of Civil Protection.
(NOC CIR #3, February 27)

5. (U) All offloading services provided by the U.S. military
at Port-au-Prince airport will end as of February 28, after
which security and handling will be provided by commercial
agents. (NOC CIR #3, February 27)


6. (U) Additional updates are available through our
Intellipedia portal on the unclassified system at:
http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/Portal:Crisis_Ha iti_Earthquake.

7. (U) Minimize considered.
CLINTON

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