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HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS UPDATE. 18 April 2003. Introduction. Welcome to new attendees Purpose of the HOC update Limitations on material Expectations. WEATHER UPDATE. Forecast. Kuwait City. Baghdad. Forecast. Amman. Batman. OPERATIONAL SUMMARY. Operational Summary.

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Humanitarian operations update

HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS UPDATE

18 April 2003


Humanitarian operations update

Introduction

  • Welcome to new attendees

  • Purpose of the HOC update

  • Limitations on material

  • Expectations


Humanitarian operations update

WEATHER UPDATE


Humanitarian operations update

Forecast

Kuwait City

Baghdad


Humanitarian operations update

Forecast

Amman

Batman


Operational summary

OPERATIONAL SUMMARY


Operational summary1

Operational Summary

  • Two firefights with coalition forces yesterday

    • Near Basrah

    • North of Baghdad

  • Saddam’s half-brother captured

    • One of the list of 55 most sought


Operational graphics

Operational Graphics

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Security situation update

Security Situation Update

  • Rear Area Threat:

    • Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border

  • Travel in Iraq entails risk

    • Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates


Permissive cities

Al Hillah

An Najaf

An Nasiriyah

Ah Humza

Ash Shumali

As Samawah

As Sulimaniyah

As Sumali

Az Zubayr

Dahuk

Irbil

Kirkuk

Rumaithah

Safwan

Umm Qasr

Permissive Cities


Significant cmo civil developments

Significant CMO/Civil Developments

  • The Bulgarian Medical Association (BMA)offering to send medical personnel and supplies to Iraq

  • Four Qatari Doctors and 12 pallets of humanitarian supplies moved forward from Salman Pak

  • NGO survey team arrived at Ar Rutbah

    • Will be sending medical equipment for the health facility

    • Ar Rutbah still in need of medicine and nutritional supplements


Southern highlights

Southern Highlights

  • An Nasiriyah

    • Police station opened for limited use

    • Registered 200 officers for traffic control and security

  • Basrah

    • Reports of urgent need of fuel for personal and commercial vehicles


Southern city critical status

Southern City Critical Status

Security

Power

Water

Food

Fuel

R - Red – Definite need, little or no assistance provided, extremely limited supply, no access by general HA community

A – Amber - Some need, some assistance provided, restricted supply, restricted access by general HA Community

G – Green – No need or all assistance provided, ample supply, generally unimpeded access by general HA community


Central highlights

Central Highlights

  • Baghdad

    • Localized power to many areas in Baghdad

    • Next 24 hours bring South Baghdad power station on line with Mas Tel substation

    • Within 96 hours expect to have entire grid system on line

    • Hospital reports and requirements for east Baghdad

      • Common requests: oxygen, generators

    • 41 private hospitals providing free care

      • Using government medical supplies


Central highlights1

Central Highlights

  • Karbala

    • 400-bed hospital undamaged

    • Fully operational

    • 45 surgical doctors, 100 total

    • Intermittent water

    • Running on emergency generators

  • An Numiniyah

    • Hospital only providing care for life-threatening injuries

    • Electricity and medicines are priorities


Central highlights2

Central Highlights

  • Ar Rutbah

    • Delivered two generators from Turaybil

      • Working to wire generator to the city’s power grid

      • Want to retrieve the two remaining generators to return full power to the entire city

  • Hadithah

    • Power restored; celebratory gunshots noted


Central city critical status

Central City Critical Status

Security

Power

Water

Food

Fuel

R - Red – Definite need, little or no assistance provided, extremely limited supply, no access by general HA community

A – Amber - Some need, some assistance provided, restricted supply, restricted access by general HA Community

G – Green – No need or all assistance provided, ample supply, generally unimpeded access by general HA community


Northern highlights

Northern Highlights

  • Mosul

    • 15 hospitals identified

    • Assessments pending

    • Inspecting natural gas pipeline near Al Fataha

      • Suspected damage causing power outage in Mosul


Northern city critical status

Northern City Critical Status

Security

Power

Water

Food

Fuel

R - Red – Definite need, little or no assistance provided, extremely limited supply, no access by general HA community

A – Amber - Some need, some assistance provided, restricted supply, restricted access by general HA Community

G – Green – No need or all assistance provided, ample supply, generally unimpeded access by general HA community


Humanitarian operations update

R - Red A – Amber G – Green Blank – No information


Humanitarian operations update

R - Red A – Amber G – Green Blank – No information


Dislocated civilians information

Dislocated Civilians Information

  • When details are available, will provide

    • Location

    • Number

    • Activity

    • Direction of movement

    • Actions taken


Un security posture

UN SECURITY POSTURE


Humanitarian operations update

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION INPUTS


Standing rfis

Standing RFIs

  • Significant civilian population movements

  • Landmine, UXO, depleted uranium locations

  • Information on border procedures


Rfi status

RFI Status

  • Fusion cell requests contact information for UNICEF engineers in Baghdad


Humanitarian operations update

AP

AT

AP AT Mix

SubMunition

Unknown

UXO

DATA

PENDING

Explosive

Locations

As of 17 Apr 03


Communications

Communications

  • Thuraya satellite telephones cleared for USCENTCOM use


Contacts

 HACC WEST (Jordan)

Tel: +962 6 592 0125

Email: [email protected]

V Corps HACC

Tel: Kuwait civ: 650 9125

Mail: [email protected]

[email protected]

1 MEF HACC

Tel: Kuwait civ: 982 7433

email: [email protected]

1(UK) Div CMOC

Tel: Kuwait civ: 674 4509

Email: [email protected]

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Contacts


Humanitarian operations update

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