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  • Students show creations made out of recyclables in Mathiveri, North Ari Atoll, Maldives

  • USAID supports reef surveys and mapping

  • Island students engaged in a beach clean-up in North Ari Atoll, Maldives

  • Surveying the reef

About Maldives

Maldives, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands grouped in 26 atolls, is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to global climate change with its highest point only 8 feet above sea level. After 30 years of authoritarian rule, Maldives held its first democratic election and enacted its first constitution in 2008, though its democratic transition remains fragile. Located along major shipping routes in the Indian Ocean, a peaceful and resilient Maldives is critical to maritime security and regional stability.

USAID programs in Maldives address vulnerabilities that climate-related impacts such as rising sea levels and drought have on Maldivians and their livelihoods, and additionally seek to consolidate the country’s democratic transition. 

Last updated: October 30, 2014

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

United States Agency for International Development
No. 44,
Galle Road,
Colombo 3
Sri Lanka
Phone 
+ 94 112498000

USAID Contact

Omar Randall, USAID Desk Officer for Sri Lanka & the Maldives
Office of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC
20523
USA
Phone 
202-712-4624