11/18/10 Cholera in the War for Haiti

At World Bank, Haiti recovery is mapped out
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN0210825120100204
By Lesley Wroughton Feb 4, 2010
"...opportunity in Haiti's tragedy"
As experts survey the damage, many are already talking about rebuilding an entirely new country
*Situation room set up to help Haiti recover
*Quake killed estimated 30 to 40 percent of civil servants
*Experts look beyond rebuilding capital
WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - In the heart of Washington, a room full of satellite imaging and aerial photographs is where the monumental task of rebuilding Haiti begins.
The Haiti Situation Room at the World Bank contains materials assembled by thousands of volunteers from 103 organizations including universities, government and private aid agencies, and companies helping the earthquake-devastated nation. The software specialists, scientists and technicians from around the world joined disaster experts and urban planners at the World Bank, the poverty-fighting institution that will be play a major role in helping Haiti recover."For the first time the world is responding to a crisis in a 21st Century way," says Joaquin Toro, a senior disaster risk management specialist at the World Bank."The technology allows us to have a big picture of what happened without having to spend a month or two months on the ground," Toro said. Flying over Haiti several times a day, aircraft equipped with optical laser sensors and high-definition imagery have gathered aerial photographs of the devastation in which as many as 200,000 people died. Downloaded to a server of the University of Puerto Rico, then transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology, the images are processed and sent to the team at the World Bank. In the Situation Room, Galen Burr Evans, a World Bank urban development specialist, examines an aerial photograph of the broken capital Port-au-Prince. He touches a screen mounted on a wall and it quickly zooms in on a damaged building he identifies as a hotel. The images are so sharp it is easy to see people in the street carrying water buckets."With that type of detail we can do analysis of the level of damage, whether buildings are completely destroyed, or just heavily damaged," Evans said.
ZONING IN ON DISASTER By working with groups like Google, Yahoo, NASA, Microsoft, ImageCAT and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Evans said the World Bank halved preparation time for disaster damage assessments...improved satellite imagery allow experts to figure out objects as small as 15 centimeters (6 inches) in size on the ground in Haiti....

US/UN Stop blocking Haitian Relief - Haiti has its own rebuilding plans
http://open.salon.com/blog/ezili_danto/2010/02/10/haiti_has_its_own_rebu...
Four million Haitians abroad should NOT be blocked because the United States unilaterally decided to use the earthquake to take over Haiti's ports, airports and stop commercial flights into Haiti for its own purposes. This hinders these millions upon millions of Haitians abroad from entering Haiti with resources, authentic and DIRECT help for their families, their people, their homeland.
"...The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in an American naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries.The airport in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is now an American military base and relief flights have been re-routed to the Dominican Republic. All flights stopped for three hours for the arrival of Hillary Clinton. Critically injured Haitians waited unaided as 800 American residents in Haiti were fed, watered and evacuated. Six days passed before the US Air Force dropped bottled water to people suffering thirst and dehydration.
The first TV reports played a critical role, giving the impression of widespread criminal mayhem. Matt Frei, BBC reporter dispatched from Washington, seemed on the point of hyperventilation as he brayed about the “violence” and need for “security”. In spite of the demonstrable dignity of the earthquake victims, evidence of citizens’ groups toiling unaided to rescue people, and even an American general’s assessment that the violence in Haiti was considerably less than before the earthquake, Frei claimed “looting is the only industry” and “the dignity of Haiti’s past is long forgotten.” Thus, a history of unerring US violence and exploitation in Haiti was consigned to the victims...." (The Kidnapping of Haiti by John Pilger.)
...These people are too dumb to write their own Constitution, I have to do it for them
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In all these "marshall plans," all these plans, plans, plans for rebuilding Port au Prince, WHERE are the Haitians of Kafou, Site Soley, La Saline, Croix Des Bourquet, Leoganes, Petit Goaves, Cap Haitian and the rest of Haiti who've been pushing to change the paradigm for Haiti WITHOUT militarization, without foreign ownership, without NGO dependency, without foreign meddling, for decades after decades? Where is the Haiti who only wants solidarity of its more powerful neighbors, not paternalism. Where is the re-memberment of no less than two centuries resistance to Western re-colonization and becoming a US/France client state?
Where is the acknowlegement that the forcibly removed, democratically elected president of Haiti , along with Haitians, already HAVE put together a plan for a private/public partnership to REBUILD Haiti, back when Haiti was free and that information is outlined, as well as, what Haiti's resources/riches are to finance this rebuilding, in a book called "Investing In People: Lavalas White Book under the direction of Jean-Betrand Aristide (Investir Dans L'Humain).

Digest: The Cholera epidemic in the war for Haiti:
Cholera was born and bred in the deadly conditions millions have been living and dying in long before since the Jan, 12 earthquake when US military blocked incoming relief. The 'humanitarian' rescue aid never arrived because Haiti's 'reconstruction' did not include life-saving. In fact, just the opposite. US, World Bank, IMF 'building back better' plan required clearing what the predators consider the rubble, human beings degraded, impoverished, but never broken by decades of imperialist violence. Black Haiti's revolutionary strength and unbreakable resistance blocked its 'development' by and for US imperialism.

After the earthquake the US military blocked naval ports and airports for weeks as hundreds of thousands died, blaming Haitian "violence" for the inability to get in life-saving assistance. Billions of dollars are held hostage for the 'reconstruction' planned long before 2010, headed by Bill Clinton. For information see:

1/21/10 Haiti: Pre-Earthquake Simulation Israel: Image is Capital http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/266
1/19/10 One Week of War: Barbarity Born of Fear and Vulnerability http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/265
1/17/10 Fear of Haiti's Revolutionary Potential... a Haitian Holocaust http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/264
1/15/10 Haiti: How & Why this Horror is Sickeningly Familiar http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/263

US/UN cut off 'aid', again blaming Haitian "violence". Haitians' protest against the occupiers whose destruction they can survive only by fighting together against its 'aid'. The US needs an 'external' factor to blame for the cholera epidemic spawned in its shit... that is meticulously, surveyed, assessed and reported (see below), and 'expected' to kill hundreds of thousands more Haitians. An anonymous shit-stirring blaming UN Nepalese "peacekeepers" diverts attention and resistance from US and their puppet Preval.

Photographing Cholera’s Awful Toll in Haiti
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/photographing-choleras-awful-to...
Emilio Morenatti of The Associated Press chronicles the catastrophe.
Anyone able to take precautions — using only bottled, boiled or chemically treated water; washing hands often with soap and clean water; avoiding raw or undercooked meat and seafood — can be fairly sure that they will not contract cholera. “Casual contact with an infected person is not a risk for becoming ill,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The A.P. makes vaccinations with Dukoral available to its staff members...

11/12/10 UN Launches Haiti Cholera Strategy
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/americas/-UN-Launches-Haiti-Cholera-...
The U.N. says the new response strategy -- projects from 42 non-governmental agencies, five U.N. agencies and the International Organization for Migration -- includes public outreach, rapid response, access to health services, ensuring clean water, sanitation and waste management. To fund the effort, the U.N. is making an appeal for about $164 million in aid... The UN anticipates as many as 200,000 people will show symptoms of cholera in Haiti...The World Health Organization says the bacteria that causes cholera will be in the country for a number of years... WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl says the current fatality rate of 6.5 percent is far higher than it should be.... Dr. Jon Andrus deputy director of the Pan American Health Organization, says Port-au-Prince is "ripe for the spread of cholera" because of the poor sanitary conditions...[it is] spread through contaminated food and water He predicted a large upsurge in the number of case...

11/12/10 "Meanwhile,the first portion of US financial aid for reconstruction in Haiti is on its way, more than seven months after it was promised to help the country after the earthquake in January. The $120m (£74m) - about a tenth of the amount pledged in total by the US - faced several delays. Only 37.8% of the money pledged by all countries for 11/2010 has been delivered to the poverty-stricken nation."
BBC.com

Haiti: UN Appeals For Aid, US Sits On Wallet
http://dreamantilles.blogspot.com/2010/11/haiti-un-appeals-for-aid-us-si...
Haiti is in need of millions of dollars just to combat the cholera epidemic, but the US is still holding back $1.15 billion in Aid that has already been appropriated President Obama can send a signal by calling for lawmakers to move quickly to allow disbursement of $1.15 billion in reconstruction money for Haiti. The president signed a bill approving the money last July, but the funds remain stuck on Capitol Hill while lawmakers quibble over the details of a spending plan.

10/7/10 Bill Clinton lobbies for earthquake aid to Haiti
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_earthquake
AP – Former president and UN special envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton, arrives to visit people who were displaced …
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Former President Bill Clinton said desperately needed U.S. aid is coming to Haiti despite delays after listening to refugees in a sprawling homeless camp complain of a lack of food, jobs and housing nine months after a devastating earthquake. Clinton, co-chair of the commission overseeing Haiti's reconstruction, expressed frustration with the slow delivery of promised funds by donors who have delivered only about $732 million of a promised $5.3 billion in funds for 2010-11, along with debt relief. Most notably absent is the United States, which has yet to deliver any of its promised $1.15 billion. "First of all, in the next day or so it will become obvious that the United States is making a huge down payment on that," the former U.S. president and husband of the current secretary of state told reporters without providing details. "Secondly I'm not too concerned — although I'm frustrated — because the Congress have approved the money that the Secretary of State and the White House asked for." ... in a morning visit to a storm-battered hillside camp on a former golf-course in Port-au-Prince home to 55,000 increasingly desperate Haitians told Clinton amid mosquito swarms and fraying tarps they need money, jobs, houses and education...Hours later Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive stood in sweltering heat before the former U.S. Embassy that is now Bellerive's office to announce $777 million in projects for education, business, rubble removal and other areas freshly approved by the commission they jointly lead. During his visit to the camp, Clinton donated $500,000 to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization co-founded by actor Sean Penn....

Haiti Donations Exceed $644-Million, as of February 3, 2010
Donors have contributed more than $644-million to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.
http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Roundup-of-Haiti-Fund-Rai/63887/

Saving the lives of Haitians imperialism has devastated for decades is not part of U.S. 'building back better' agenda
“…There are only two possible ways in which a world of 10 billion people can be averted. Either the current birth rates must come down more quickly. Or the current death rates must go up. There is no other way. There are, of course, many ways in which the death rates can go up. In a thermonuclear age, war can accomplish it very quickly and decisively. Famine and disease are nature’s ancient checks on population growth, and neither one has disappeared from the scene … To put it simply: Excessive population growth is the greatest single obstacle to the economic and social advancement of most of the societies in the developing world.”
Speech to the Club of Rome by Robert McNamara, Oct. 2, 1979

"...depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World."
Henry Kissinger, National Security Memo 200, dated April 24, 1974

“Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991

Malthusianism
“We are bound in justice and honour formally to disdain the Right of the poor to support. “To this end, I should propose a regulation to be made, declaring that no child born from any marriage taking place after the expiration of a year from the date of the law, and no illegitimate child born two years from the same date, should ever be entitled to parish assistance…. “The infant is, comparatively speaking, of little value to society, as others will immediately supply its place.” –Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population“All children who are born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room be made for them by the death of grown persons…. Therefore … we should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality; and if we dread the too frequent visitation of the horrid form of famine, we should sedulously encourage the other forms of destruction, which we compel nature to use. “Instead of recommending cleanliness to the poor, we should encourage contrary habits. In our towns we should make the streets narrower, crowd more people into the houses, and court the return of the plague. In the country, we should build our villages near stagnant pools, and particularly encourage settlement in all marshy and unwholesome situations. But above all we should reprobate specific remedies for ravaging diseases; and restrain those benevolent, but much mistaken men, who have thought they are doing a service to mankind by protecting schemes for the total extirpation of particular disorders.” Thomas Malthus

“There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it….” “Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females….” “The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death….”
Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs, February 1981

“…Every newborn child lowers the average per capita income.”
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism

“Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind…. Any group of farmers, who permitted their best stock not to breed, and let all the increase come from the worst stock, would be treated as fit inmates for an asylum…. Some day we will realize that the prime duty, the inescapable duty of the good citizens of the right type is to leave his or her blood behind him in the world; and that we have no business to permit the perpetuation of citizens of the wrong type. The great problem of civilization is to secure a relative increase of the valuable as compared with the less valuable or noxious elements in the population… The problem cannot be met unless we give full consideration to the immense influence of heredity…” “I wish very much that the wrong people could be prevented entirely from breeding; and when the evil nature of these people is sufficiently flagrant, this should be done. Criminals should be sterilized and feebleminded persons forbidden to leave offspring behind them… The emphasis should be laid on getting desirable people to breed…” Theodore Roosevelt:

Billionaire club bid to curb overpopulation
May 24, 2009, Times of London
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article63503...
Some of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population. Described as the Good Club by one insider, it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey. They gathered at the home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize biochemist and president of the private Rockefeller University, in Manhattan on May 5. The informal afternoon session was so discreet that some of the billionaires’ aides were told they were at “security briefings”. Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, said the summit was unprecedented. “We only learnt about it afterwards, by accident. Normally these people are happy to talk good causes, but this is different – maybe because they don’t want to be seen as a global cabal,” he said. Some details were emerging this weekend, however. Taking their cue from Gates they agreed that overpopulation was a priority. [A] guest said there was “nothing as crude as a vote” but a consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat. “This is something so nightmarish that everyone in this group agreed it needs big-brain answers,” said the guest. “They need to be independent of government agencies, which are unable to head off the disaster we all see looming.” Why all the secrecy? “They wanted to speak rich to rich without worrying anything they said would end up in the newspapers, painting them as an alternative world government,” he said.

"Among hundreds of Rockefeller funded institutes and projects in the US, England and Germany involved in promoting eugenics, was the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Eugenics and Human Heredity in Berlin. The head of that institute, Dr. Otmar Verschuer, was Josef Mengele's patron, teacher and co-researcher. Another Rockefeller sponsored doctor and researcher, Dr. Franz Kallmann, helped save Verschuer after WWII by testifying favorably about his value to science during the US government denazification hearings. Dr. Kallmann later created the American Society of Human Genetics, which organized the "Human Genome Project".
www.livelinks.com/sumeria/politics/eugenics.html

media's 'strategic information' covers soft power 'humanitarian' asses: no mention of 'overpopulation' as major US imperialist need
Meeting of America's Richest About 'Need,' Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Coming Together 'to Do More'
May 20, 2009— http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=7628545

"USELESS EATERS"
... In light of a fast-spreading crisis and inadequate outside aid, expect growing anger as the death and illness toll mounts. It’s Haiti’s latest cross to bear, a country beset by centuries of oppression, occupation, exploitation, neglect, deep poverty, and now cholera – an imperial epidemic likely to claim many thousands of lives, perhaps willfully targeted for removal, President Aristide, among others, saying “evidence strongly suggests” that the Asian cholera strain was imported. Why not, given America’s longstanding depopulation agenda, a model Henry Kissinger presented in his 1974 National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200). Shaped by Rockefeller interests, it was a plan to cull unwanted, unneeded, “useless eaters” by various means, including coercive methods, withholding disaster relief, and spreading deadly diseases that kill. Haiti’s now feeling the sting.
Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Sparks Outrage, Stephen Lendman, http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/11/haitis-cholera-epidemic-sparks-outrage...

U.S.IMPERIALISM'S WHITE SUPREMACIST GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA ROOTED IN AMERIKAN 'MANIFEST DESTINY'
".... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth."
John L. O'Sullivan,1845, democratic leader and editor

"We are the ruling race of the world...We will not renounce our part in the mission of our race, trustee, under God, of the civilization of the world...He has marked us as his chosen people. . . . He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savage and senile peoples."
Sen. Alfred Beveridge

"I firmly believe that when any territory outside the present territorial limits of the United States becomes necessary for our defense or essential for our commercial development, we ought to lose no time in acquiring it."
Sen. Orville Platt 1894.

"Our Race is the Master Race. We are divine Gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves."
Menachem Begin -- Israeli Prime Minister 1977-1983

Pentagon / DARPA Tests Ethnically-Targeted Crowd Control Weapons
.A study on this kind of ethnic weapon was commissioned by US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and conducted by the Battelle Institute ...
www.sunshine-project.org/publications/bk/bk8en.html http://www.sunshine-project.org/publications/pr/pdf/pr190202.pdf

Israeli ’ethnic’ bomb...
November 15, 1998, the London Times reported that Israel claimed to have successfully developed a genetically specific “ethnic bullet” that targets Arabs. Israeli government spokesman asked to confirm said, “we have a basket full of serious surprises that we will not hesitate to use if we feel that the state of Israel is under serious threat.”... Daily Telegraph (London) 7/7/00, Agence France Presse 1/21/99, The Gazette (Montreal) A-4, Baltimore Sun 1/22/99 A-18, The Salt Lake City Tribune 1/27/99 A-13, The Times Union (Albany) 2/2/99 D-2,
London Times http://www.thetimes.co.uk/section/0,,158,00.html

11/15/10 State Dept - Cholera Mortality Rate Decreasing in Haiti
Source: Government of the United States of America; United States Department of State Date: 15 Nov
http://en.wordpress.com/tag/cholera/

UN Urges Halt to Cholera Violence Hampering Aid Efforts
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/americas/UN-Urges-Halt-to-Haiti-Viol...

CHOLERA - HAITI STRAIN ANALYSIS
The origins of the strain became a hot issue in Haiti this week after the mayor of Mirebalais, a town in the middle of the outbreak, suggested Nepalese soldiers brought it from their homeland to a nearby United Nations peacekeeping camp but UN officials say there's been no evidence of cholera in the camp. The CDC laboratory work so far has established that the Haitian cholera strain is one that's been identified in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that so-called DNA fingerprinting shows various samples of cholera taken from Haitian patients "most closely resemble a strain from South Asia. ..."
infectioussickness.net/

Press Release November 1, 2010
Contact: CDC Division of Media Relations
http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r101101.html
The Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population has received the results of laboratory testing showing that the cholera strain linked to the current outbreak in Haiti is most similar to cholera strains found in South Asia. CDC, in collaboration with the U.S. government through U.S. Agency for International Development, is assisting the government of Haiti, the Pan American Health Organization, and several other international health agencies in this outbreak."

11/02/10 US CDC: tests of "DNA fingerprinting" show samples of cholera from Haitian patients identified as a strain found in South Asia, where UN peacekeepers are from.
globalhealth.kff.org/Daily-Reports/2010/November/02/GH-110210-Haiti-Cholera.aspx

official figure 1,034 deaths Sunday
UN Expects Haiti Cholera Cases to Rise
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/UN-Haiti-Cholera-Cases-Expected-to-R...
U.N. Humanitarian Aid Coordinator in Haiti Nigel Fisher says cholera cases have been found in every Haiti province, known as departments, as well as the capital Port-au-Prince...the United Nations is trying to collect more data to include information from communities to get a more realistic picture of the outbreak. "We expect to have, once that data comes in, a significant increase in recorded cases" said Fisher.Speaking to reporters in New York during a teleconference from Haiti, Fisher said emphasis is continuing on educating the public about the disease and making sure they have access to oral rehydration salts and tablets to chlorinate their water...plans are also being made to increase the number of cholera treatment centers across the country.
"It is] spreading and we have to contain, if not the number of cases, we have to try to contain the number of deaths," he said.

resistance against the 'humanitarian' occupiers is U.S./UN imperialist national security issue
Crowds hurled rocks, set up burning barricades and blocked roads to protest the foreign troops and the government’s response to the crisis
Protesters in Haiti attack UN peacekeepers in cholera backlash
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/16/protestors-haiti-un-peacekee...
Donors credit the UN peacekeeping force, known as Minustah, with keeping the Caribbean nation relatively stable in recent years despite food price riots, hurricanes and January's earthquake. Many Haitians however brand the blue helmets an occupation force...
"In Haiti most of the population believes it came from the Nepalese and the UN will do its best to hide it," said Prospery Raymond, country director of the UK-based NGO Christian Aid...Crowds hurled rocks, set up burning barricades and blocked roads to protest the foreign troops and the government’s response to the crisis, London’s Guardian reports.
Cap-Haitien, the country’s second city, was this morning cut off from the rest of Haiti after a day of rioting shut its roads and airport and left more than a dozen people wounded. The flare-ups followed mounting anger and fear over a disease which many blame on effluent from a base used by Nepalese troops in the Artibonite valley, where the outbreak began three weeks ago.
No official investigation into the epidemic’s origin has been launched...The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the strain, which has infected more than 15,000 people and reached all 10 departments, resembled one from south Asia....

Haiti Cholera Response
Logistics_Cluster_Haiti_Cholera_Update_03_101024.pdf — PDF document, 245Kb
Logistics Cluster Cholera Situation Update No 3
Document type: Situation Reports Last update: Oct 25, 2010
Source:Logistics Cluster
http://www.logcluster.org/ops/hti10a/situation-update-101024/view

Logistics Cluster Operations
Logistics cluster operations vary in scale from information sharing/coordination (such as infrastructure assessment, port & corridor coordination, transporters & rates, customs, equipment supplier information) to those involving information sharing and common air, ocean and overland transport, storage etc. Regular coordination meetings will be established involving all stakeholders (UN agencies, Government, International and local NGOs).

Logistics Cluster Lead
The Cluster Approach was endorsed by the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in Sept. ‘05 The IASC is "the primary mechanism for inter agency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum involving key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners". http://www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/ The IASC committee is chaired by the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC). The full members are the heads of the UN humanitarian agencies, standing invitees include OHCHR, World Bank, IOM, ICRC, IFRC, Inter-Action, ICVA (represented by World Vision International) and the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. WFP is the logistics cluster lead at global level. Cluster leadership at field level is generally the same...

Reporting Lines
At field level, the logistics cluster reports to the HC/RC. There is a technical reporting line between field level logistics clusters and the global logistics cluster support cell (based in Rome HQ). The global logistics cluster support cell provides guidance and support to field level logistics clusters.

Information Management: IM Guidelines, tools and templates
http://www.logcluster.org/tools/toolskit/im-kit/im-guidelines-tools-and-...

Global Operations
* Benin * D.R.C.* Gaza * Haiti * Indonesia * Kyrgyzstan * Myanmar * Niger * Pakistan * Panama * Somalia * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Yemen

Haiti: Operational Biosurveillance
Operational biosurveillance issues for the 2010 Haiti earthquake response effort.
http://biosurveillance.typepad.com/haiti_operational_biosurv/2010/11/ind...

11/12/10 EMERGENCY APPEAL: IMMEDIATE SUPPORT REQUEST TO SUPPORT RAPID RESPONSE OPERATIONS
Number of Beneficiaries: 9.8M (Haiti’s population)
Period of Performance and Funding Options:
1 month @ $40,700
3 months @ $77,550
6 months @ $141,900
Praecipio International, a non-profit organization that tracks disease outbreaks globally, is issuing this emergency appeal for funding to assist in responding to the ongoing cholera disaster in Haiti. The founders of Praecipio International have extensive public health experience and led the same analytical team that first detected and warned of the potential crisis evolving in Mexico in spring of 2009 that was later confirmed by the World Health Organization to be the H1N1 influenza pandemic.
Praecipio International is issuing this Emergency Appeal for the following operational actions:
1. Continue to expand the established, 600+ member infectious disease reporting network, the Haiti Epidemic Advisory System (HEAS), which is an entity independent from official reporting systems, to support early warning of cholera hot spots;
2. Continue to provide actionable and validated information on cholera activity using in-country verification sources to prompt immediate, life-saving “swarm” response among the 600+ HEAS members; and
3. Continue to provide key integrative strategic assessments to guide rapid response.

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