Presentation on theme: "Unclas OPERATION HESTIA March 2010 Canadian Forces Perspective on support to Canadas Contribution to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake."— Presentation transcript:
Unclas OPERATION HESTIA March 2010 Canadian Forces Perspective on support to Canadas Contribution to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Unclas Overview Background Situation Canadas Response Canadian Forces Operations in Haiti Conclusion Q&A.
Background Government of Canada Standing Operating Procedures –Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) –Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) –Privy Council Office (PCO) CF Contingency Plan Griffon CF Disaster Response Review –Sept to Dec 09 – Consultation with other departments –7 Jan – Discussion with CIDA and Canadian Red Cross –14 Jan – Whole of Government Table Top exercise to discuss concept
Situation Unclas 6 Léogâne Jacmel LEOGANE – 134 K LEOGANE District - 176K LEOGANE – 134 K LEOGANE District - 176K JACMEL - 40K JACMEL District - 160K JACMEL - 40K JACMEL District - 160K
Government of Canadas Intent Canada stands ready to support the UN in Haiti with a proven whole-of- government approach that combines civilian and military resources and personnel. …, a Canadian operational headquarters will be established by the Canadian Forces and will reflect our whole-of-government efforts in its personnel and operations. We will send officials from my department and CIDA to work alongside the military command and ensure that all efforts are coordinated under the leadership of Canada's Ambassador, Gilles Rivard. Hon. Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs
Estimate Request DFAIT Assessment Inter- Departmental Task Force MNDMINA CIDA PSC OGDs Crisis PCO DND Affected Nation 12 Jan – Earthquake 13 Jan – Interdepartmental Strategic Support Team and CF DART Recce arrive in Haiti 14-15 Jan - Reconnaissance 14 Jan - MND requests PM auth to deploy CF 18 Jan – PM authorized CF deployment of 2000 for 30-60 days 19 Jan – DFAIT requests CF deploy to Jacmel and Leogane mid March – end of CF Operations ISST DART Recce Haiti 2010 PM Announcement Prime Minster Cabinet (CDS Advice)
A Whole of Government Operation National Coordination UN CDS CEFCOM HoM JTF-H MND MINUSTAH Police DFAIT CIDA/Govt Depts JTF- Haiti SOUTHCOM UN HAITI GoH NGOs OGDs Other International Forces
Unclas 10 Canadas Response The Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund – A matching fund that had as of February 12, raised more than $128 million Important cash contributions to facilitate rapid action by trusted and experienced humanitarian agencies: $5 million for urgent humanitarian needs $60 million to the UN appeal $11.5 million to support critical relief efforts by Canadian NGOs. $8.5 million to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) appeal
Unclas 11 Canadas Response Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA ) On January 16, a first planeload of relief items taken from CIDA's emergency stockpile left for Haiti. These relief items constitute a component of CIDA's Global Rapid Response Project 19 Canadian humanitarian technical experts deployed to support trusted humanitarian agencies on the ground, including 10 Canadian medical staff deployed to support the joint Canadian-Norwegian Red Cross Field Hospital funded by CIDA Coordinate the construction of a temporary Haitian government administrative village Coordinated with Non-governmental Organizations and International humanitarian organizations
Unclas 12 Canadas Response Canada acted swiftly to evacuate 4,602 Canadians citizens and permanent residents on 49 flights from Haiti. Operation Stork resulted in the successful union of 203 Haitian children with their families in Canada. Some 56 expert personnel deployed from within government including search and rescue technicians, medical and logistics personnel, engineers, and humanitarian and disaster victim identification experts.
CDS Intent for this Humanitarian Assistance Operation Achieve strategic effect Support the whole of government efforts that will be lead by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT) Be responsive to the priorities and responsibilities of the Head of Mission (HOM) Haiti, Ambassador Rivard. Establish Joint Task Force Haiti JTF-H. The CF commitment will be reduced as other agencies are able to take over the humanitarian tasks. The success of this operation will contribute to the CF and governmental objectives as articulated in the Canada First Defence Strategy. Unclas 13
Joint Task Force Haiti - HQ Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Field Hospital (Surgical capability) Light Infantry Battalion Maritime Task Force (two Ready Duty ships) Task Force Support element Air Force component Total task force strength : 2046 personnel
CF Concept vs Op HESTIA Disaster Response Stages GoC Decision Timeline (D) Relief D + 10 days ( 19 – 28 Jan 10 ) Recovery D + 50 days ( 19 – 27 Jan 10 ) Rapid Reaction Packages Ready Duty Ships (two), CH146, Media, SAR, Med Team, Force Protection, MAMs, C2 Recce, NEO Coy, 8 ACCS, Water, Inf Bn Adv C2 D + 2 to 3 days ( 14 – 19 Jan 10 ) Rescue ISST & Recce Team (13 Jan 10) CEP Evac (first flight out 13 – 14 Jan 10) D 12 Jan - pm High Readiness Response Teams (HRRT) Medical clinic, JTFHQ Adv Role 2 Hospital, Water Reinforcing Elements Avn Flts (four CH146), Jacmel Airfield, Field Hosp, Inf Bn, JTFSE
Unclas Conclusion The role of the Canadian Forces was to support the whole of government efforts to provide assistance to the people of Haiti International guidelines on military disaster assistance were respected Canada and the Canadian Forces provided a significant contribution to the Haitian people
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