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Cablegate: Tfha01: Haiti Earthquake Task Force Situation Report

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UNCLAS STATE 004806

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. 16

VIP TRAVEL
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1. (U) Secretary Clinton is currently in Port-au-Prince.


SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR)
----------------------

2. (U) No updates at this time.

COMMODITY FLOW
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3. (SBU) The Chevron convoy that departed Santo Domingo at
0430 arrived safely in Port-au-Prince at 1230. The convoy is
on its way back to Santo Domingo. The operation was a success,
slowed only by the vehicular congestion on the roads to Port-
au-Prince. There were no security incidents reported en route
to the Haitian capital. (TF1/Embassy Port-au-Prince e-mail)

AMERICAN CITIZEN WELFARE/WHEREABOUTS/EVACUATIONS
--------------------------------------------- ---

4. (U) Consular Affairs confirms 15 private American citizen
deaths. (TF1/CA Rep)

MEDICAL RESPONSE
----------------

5. (U) No updates at this time.

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION/REQUESTS
-----------------------------------

6. (U) No updates at this time.

DEPLOYMENT OF U.S. GOVERNMENT ASSETS
------------------------------------

7. (SBU) As of 1330, there are 739 total U.S. military
personnel on the ground in Haiti. (TF1/OSD email)

HUMANITARIAN/SECURITY/INFRASTRUCTURE
------------------------------------

8. (U) No updates at this time.

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS
----------------------

9. (U) Ottawa will expedite immigration applications from
Haitians with family in Canada and give immigration priority
to Haitians affected by the earthquake. Haitians currently in
Canada temporarily will be allowed to extend their stay. (AP)

10. (U) Senegalese President Wade has offered "voluntary
repatriation" and land to any interested Haitians. (AP)

12.(U) Minimize considered.
CLINTON

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