SLOVAK PLEDGES OF ASSISTANCE TO HAITI
Jan. 20, 2010, 10:16 a.m.
1. (U) According to MFA officials, Slovakia has pledged the following humanitarian assistance to Haiti: - 50,000 euros in financial aid - 18-person medical team - 44-bed field hospital - an unspecified amount of tents, sleeping bags, blankets, clothes, etc. The physical aid is en route to Paris and should arrive in Haiti on Thursday, January 21, with the assistance of the French government. The timing for transfer of financial aid is uncertain. We passed along information about the Financial Tracking System (FTS) of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and our MFA interlocutor told us that the Slovak government would be sure to register its assistance. 2. (U) At this point, no logistical assistance from the USG is necessary or requested. EDDINS