DSCA Director's Blog

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Update: Humanitarian Assistance for Haiti

As promised, I wanted to give you an update on our efforts to support Haiti. The U.S. Department of Defense has committed millions of dollars and thousands of personnel to support the relief effort.

Our DSCA Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief and Mine Action Division manages the program for DoD’s humanitarian program funded by the Overseas Humanitarian Disaster and Civic Assistance (OHDACA) appropriation. They have worked closely with our budget experts to match requirements with appropriated funding authorities.

We have also coordinated closely with OSD Policy, US Southern Command, the Agency for International Development, the Haitian government, the U.N., U.S. government organizations and a host of Non-Governmental Organizations.

DoD has opened the airport, flown over 90,000 pounds of cargo into Haiti, funded steaming hours for the hospital ship the USNS Comfort, delivered more than 98,000 humanitarian daily rations (HDRs) and other relief items, and is working hard to restore the seaport to operational status in order to assist Haiti earthquake victims.

1 comment:

  1. V.ADM Wieringa
    Thank you for the update on these efforts,you are
    doing a great job in Haiti.
    we hope this disaster will end soon, so that the sons and daughters of the United states can come back home safely.