TOTAL FUNDING & EXPENDITURE
Direct funding from the United States Government.
The U.S. Government provided a total of USD Thousand
Indirect funding from the U.S. military, U.S. Agency
318.87 in direct funding. However, a significant degree
for International Development (USAID), U.S.
of indirectly funded support was provided to Thailand
Embassy/Department of State, Centre for Disease
and the region. Projects funded with or by partners
total more than USD Thousand 8,409.00. Funding data
for some projects was not provided.
Key U.S. partners include the American Refugee Commit
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS & GOALS
tee (ARC), the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical
The Sustainable Coastal Livelihood Project aims to
Science, the Army Corps of Engineers, Asian Disaster
restart and diversify livelihoods in five villages, and
Preparedness Centre (ADPC), the Asian Institute of
to demonstrate a model program of coastal
Technology (AIT), the Bechtel Corporation, CDC, civilian
communities that are resilient to both economic
agencies, Coca Cola (Thailand), IOC s Intergovernmen
and environmental shocks.
tal Coordination Group (ICG) for the Indian Ocean, the
Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA)
The US IOTWS program will provide technical
Accounting Command (JPAC), National Disaster Warning
assistance to the region through an integrated,
Centre (NDWC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric
"end to end" approach addressing all stages of
Administration (NOAA), NGOs, the Rotary Club of Thailand,
early warning. U.S. expertise will help countries to
the Royal Thai Government (RTG), Thai Military Units,
make decisions concerning strategic technology
Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Thai Red Cross,
deployment, and support extensive training and
USAID, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
capacity building to augment detection, prediction,
(USDA/FS), U.S. Embassy/Department of State, U.S.
warning, and communication systems. In addition
Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. military including
to providing regional level technical assistance in
the Combined Support Force (CSF) 536, U.S. Navy, U.S.
developing a warning system, the program will
Peace Corps, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
involve targeted assistance for building capacity
(USTDA), and the University of Rhode Island s Coastal
at the national and local levels in Indonesia, Sri
Resources Centre (URI/CRC).
Lanka, India, the Maldives, and Thailand.
RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Aside from humanitarian aid, the Post Tsunami Sustainable
Humanitarian aid began with efforts to ensure that
Coastal Livelihoods Project, Support for Establishing
requests for assistance were promptly addressed
Thailand Tsunami Victims Identification Centre (TTVI),
and to assist coordination of relief. Supplies were
Peace Corps Support and US Indian Ocean Tsunami
also immediately distributed. There were regular
Warning System (IOTWS) Program (regional program)
delivery runs for time sensitive supplies, and bulk
shipments by land. There were also search and
rescue missions. Teams of medical specialists assisted
with victim identification. They worked to meet
Projects were undertaken in tsunami affected areas.
the emerging needs of the mortuary processing
site with tents, lights, refrigerated containers, etc.
Partners worked to search for the remains of
26 December 2004 ongoing. Projects will be implemented
American and other victims. Teams conducted
over several years.
environmental engineering assessments and surveys.