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HOC-KUWAIT UPDATE

HOC-KUWAIT UPDATE

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HOC-KUWAIT UPDATE

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  1. HOC-KUWAITUPDATE 5 April 2003

  2. Introduction • Welcome to new attendees • Purpose of the HOC update • Limitations on material • Expectations

  3. WEATHER UPDATE

  4. Forecast Kuwait City Baghdad

  5. Forecast Amman

  6. OPERATIONAL SUMMARY

  7. Operational Summary • Coalition forces continue attack • Forces operating at border of Baghdad • Control Baghdad International Airport • Continuing efforts in Southern Iraq • Vehicle explosion at Coalition checkpoint • 3 days without missile attack into Kuwait

  8. Operational Summary Graphics

  9. Security Situation Update • Rear Area Threat: • Iraqi surface to surface missile attacks still possible, though short-range threat diminished • Iraqi paramilitary activities north of Kuwaiti border • NO GO Areas: Most of northern Kuwaiti border into Iraq

  10. Security Situation Update • KU and US military state traveling to Iraq entails risk • Close interaction with HOC prior to departure is highly recommended to ensure receipt of the most recent security updates • Vehicle travelers should take security precautions • Stay on prepared roads

  11. Significant CMO/Civil Developments • Pakistan still working delivery of HA • Considering Red Crescent of Jordan or Syria • 10,000 tons of rice and wheat plus shelter and medical supplies • Ongoing IO/NGO assessments in Umm Qasr • Medical assessments conducted

  12. Significant CMO/Civil Developments • Australian grain ship docked at Shuaiba late yesterday • Offloading some grain for overland haul • Milling plan not currently known • May take remaining grain to Umm Qasr

  13. Southern Highlights • An Nasiriyah • No electricity • “appears to be quite a bit of work to do.” • Potable water needed • All visited pumping stations working but one • Require only electricity • HA medical supplies planned • Engineering assessment planned

  14. Southern City Critical Status Security Power Water Food Fuel R - Red A – Amber G – Green Blank – No information

  15. Central Highlights • Al Shawmali (SE of Al Hillah) • Sufficient food and water (when pump running) • Water treatment plant in good condition • Normal operator still working there • Regular power from Al Hillah intermittent • Generator available • Can run for only one day • Causes pump to overheat • Requested 30m 1/2inch diameter hose for cooling • 4-bed clinic open 24 hrs • Has generator, need antibiotics, x-ray machine • Doctor: biggest risk is water quality related diseases

  16. Central City Critical Status Security Power Water Food Fuel R - Red A – Amber G – Green Blank – No information

  17. Northern Highlights • Reports of delivery of 1000 MT of wheat flour from Turkey to Iraq • Anticipate delivery to Irbil, Dohuk, and Al Sulaymaniyah • Unconfirmed reports of Turkey lifting taxation of foreign people and vehicles working to deliver humanitarian assistance to Iraq

  18. Northern City Critical Status Security Power Water Food Fuel R - Red A – Amber G – Green Blank – No information

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

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

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

  22. Dislocated Civilians Information • When details are available, will provide • Location • Number • Activity • Direction of movement • Actions taken

  23. UN SECURITY POSTURE

  24. HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION INPUTS

  25. Standing RFIs • Significant civilian population movements • Landmine, UXO, depleted uranium locations

  26. RFI Status • Children soldiers and EPWs (CLOSED) • An Najaf oil refinery status (CLOSED) • Future HACC locations (CLOSED) • Usability of cell phones in Iraq (CLOSED)

  27. AP AT AP AT Mix SubMunition Unknown UXO Explosive Locations As of 4 Apr 03

  28. Infrastructure Information • Food and grain storage locations • Ba Qubah water treatment infrastructure • Provides • Location • Status • Capacity information

  29. Questions ?