Updated: 28-Nov-2006 NATO Update

8 Sep. 2005

NATO and partner countries aid
hurricane Katrina relief

Key links
Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre

NATO and its partner countries have responded to the United States’ request for assistance with offers of food, medical supplies and equipment.

To date, 27 countries - Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom - have informed NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre that they are providing the United States with requested items.

The aid provided includes food supplies, bottled water, water purification units, medical supplies, tents and camp beds, generators, water pumps, ships, helicopters, financial contributions and forensic teams.

A number of other NATO and partner countries have also responded, communicating their assistance via other channels or to the United States directly.

Solidarity in a time of crisis

On 4 September, the United States requested from NATO relief support in the form of food, medical and logistical supplies.

NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) has provided this list to NATO and partner countries and is helping to co-ordinate the response.

A NATO liaison officer has also been dispatched to Washington to work with the US authorities, in particular the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

NATO stands ready to continue to support the United States as it recovers from this natural disaster.