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Cablegate: Summary of Dart Commodities Provided in Response

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 KUWAIT 002135

SIPDIS

STATE ALSO PASS USAID/W
STATE PLEASE REPEAT TO IO COLLECTIVE
STATE FOR PRM/ANE, EUR/SE, NEA/NGA, IO AND SA/PAB
NSC FOR EABRAMS, SMCCORMICK, STAHIR-KHELI, JDWORKEN
USAID FOR USAID/A, DCHA/AA, DCHA/RMT, DCHA/FFP
USAID FOR DCHA/OTI, DCHA/DG, ANE/AA
USAID FOR DCHA/OFDA:WGARVELINK, BMCCONNELL, KFARNSWORTH
USAID FOR ANE/AA:WCHAMBERLIN
ROME FOR FODAG
GENEVA FOR RMA AND NKYLOH
DOHA FOR MSHIRLEY
ANKARA FOR AMB WRPEARSON, ECON AJSIROTIC AND DART
AMMAN FOR USAID AND DART

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREF IZ WFP
SUBJECT: SUMMARY OF DART COMMODITIES PROVIDED IN RESPONSE
TO HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN IRAQ

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SUMMARY
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1. As part of its response to humanitarian needs in Iraq,
the DART has provided commodities valued at approximately
USD 690,000 for countrywide distribution through partner
organizations. The commodities include both medical and
hygiene kits; chronic medications; plastic sheeting; water
containers, treatment units, and tanks; and blankets. The
DART is planning to provide additional commodities as needs
are identified. A spreadsheet of all DART commodities, both
planned and delivered, is available from the Response
Management Team in Washington, rmt_gulf@ofda.net. End
Summary.

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MEDICAL KITS
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2. The DART provided three medical kits to the U.K.'s
Department for International Development for distribution in
Basrah. The 3 kits, valued at USD 13,308, are estimated to
serve a population of 30,000 for 90 days.

3. The DART also supplied one medical kit to the Dhi Qar
Governorate Health Authority. The kit is valued at USD
4,436 and will serve a population of 10,000 for 90 days.

4. The DART provided five medical kits, valued at USD
22,180, to U.S. military forces for distribution in Al Kut,
Baghdad, Samawah, and Umm Qasr. These five kits will serve
a total population of 40,000 for 90 days.

5. The DART provided 3 medical kits to the non-governmental
organization (NGO) International Medical Corps (IMC) for
distribution in Al Kut. The kits, valued at USD 13,308,
will serve a population of 30,000 for 90 days.

6. The DART provided 2 medical kits to the NGO Mercy Corps
International for distribution in Arbil. The kits, valued
at USD 8,872, will serve a population of 20,000 for 90 days.

7. The DART also supplied one medical kit to the NGO World
Vision International for distribution in Ar Rutbah. The kit
is valued at USD 4,436 and will serve a population of 10,000
for 90 days.

8. The DART also supplied ten medical kits to the NGO GOAL
for distribution in An Nasiriyah. The kits are valued at
USD 44,360 and will serve a population of 100,000 for 90
days.

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CHRONIC MEDICATIONS
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9. The DART provided, with the assistance of Coalition
Forces, the following chronic medications to the hospital
and primary health center in Umm Qasr: Aminophylline 100mg
(4,000 tablets), Beclometasone Inhaler (70), Digoxin 0.25mg
(3,000 tablets), Hydrochlorothiazide 50mg (11,000 tablets),
Isophane (NPH) Insulin (120 vials), Actropid (REG) Insulin
(30 vials), Monotard Zinc Insulin (20 vials), Salbutamol 4mg
(8,000 tablets), Salbutomol Inhaler (110), and Insulin
Syringes (3,600). These medications were valued at USD
2,992.

10. The DART provided, and IMC distributed, the following
chronic medications in An Nasiriyah: Aminophylline 100mg
(20,000 tablets), Beclometasone Inhaler (230), Digoxin
0.25mg (57,000 tablets), Hydrochlorothiazide 50mg (85,000
tablets) Isophane (NPH) Insulin (380 vials), Actropid (REG)
Insulin (470 vials), Monotard Zinc Insulin (480 vials),
Salbutamol Inhaler (210), and Insulin Syringes (3,600).
These medications were valued at USD 19,598.

11. The DART provided, and IMC distributed, the following
chronic medications in the Al Kut and Al Amarah areas:
Aminophylline 100mg (20,000 tablets), Beclometasone Inhaler
(300), Digoxin 0.25mg (60,000 tablets), Hydrochlorothiazide
50mg (73,000 tablets), Isophane (NPH) Insulin (1,500 vials),
Actropid (REG) Insulin (3,000 vials), Monotard Zinc Insulin
(1,500 vials), Prednisolone 5mg (150,000 tablets),
Salbutomol 4mg (121,000 tablets), Salbutomol Inhaler (660),
and Insulin Syringes (18,000). These medications were valued
at USD 84,423.

12. The DART provided, and GOAL distributed, the following
chronic medications in the Dhi Qar and Al Muthanna
Provinces. Aminophylline 100mg (41,000 tablets),
Beclometasone Inhaler (300), Digoxin 0.25 (60,000 tablets),
Hydrochlorothiazide 50mg (53,000 tablets), Isophane (NPH)
Insulin (500 vials), Actropid (REG) Insulin (500 vials),
Monotard Zinc Insulin (500 vials), Prednisolone 5mg (150,000
tablets), Salbutomol 4mg (129,000 tablets), Salbutomol
Inhaler (330), and Insulin Syringes (10,800). These
medications were valued at USD 24,107.

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HYGIENE KITS
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13. The DART provided 5,004 hygiene kits to the NGO
American Refugee Committee (ARC) for distribution in Basrah.
The kits, valued at USD 30,024, will serve 37,530
beneficiaries.

14. The DART also provided 15,000 hygiene kits to CARE for
distribution in Baghdad. The kits, valued at USD 90,000
will serve 112,500 beneficiaries.

15. The DART provided 3,080 hygiene kits to the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for
beneficiaries in Ruwayshid. These kits, valued at USD
18,480, will serve 23,100 beneficiaries.

16. The DART provided 2,004 hygiene kits to the NGO
Ockenden International for distribution in Al Amarah. The
kits, valued at USD 12,024, will serve 15,030 beneficiaries.

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PLASTIC SHEETING
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17. The DART provided 50 rolls of plastic sheeting to ARC
to serve vulnerable populations in Basrah. The plastic
sheeting, valued at USD 12,500, will serve 1,875
beneficiaries.

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WATER CONTAINERS, TREATMENT UNITS, AND TANKS
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18. The DART provided 4,000 ten-liter water containers to
Ockenden International for beneficiaries in Al Amarah. The
water containers, valued at USD 5,000 will serve 15,000
beneficiaries.

19. The DART provided 20,000 ten-liter water containers to
IMC for beneficiaries in An Nasiriyah. The water
containers, valued at USD 16,000, will serve 75,000
beneficiaries.

20. The DART also provided two water treatment units,
valued at USD 70,000, to IMC to serve residents of An
Nasiriyah.

21. The DART provided ten water bladders, valued at USD
27,000, to IMC for the residents of An Nasiriyah.

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BLANKETS
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22. The DART provided 2,000 blankets to ARC for residents
of Basrah. The blankets, valued at USD 10,000, will serve
4,000 beneficiaries.

23. The DART provided 1,500 blankets, valued at USD 7,500,
to Ockenden International to serve 3,000 residents of Al
Amarah.

24. Finally, the DART provided 30,000 blankets to CARE for
distribution to Baghdad residents. The blankets, valued at
USD 150,000, will serve 60,000 beneficiaries.

JONES

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