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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:30am

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: In the wake of Cyclone Pam, the United States Government immediately issued disaster declarations from U.S. Embassy Port Moresby. The U.S. Government will continue to work closely with NGO partners and other nations to deliver relief assistance and to identify the most effective ways to immediately help those people most affected by the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam.

A U.S. disaster relief team arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, March 16. Personnel from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) are assessing the damage and devastation. The team will identify the best methods for providing disaster assistance and how the United States can best help the people of Vanuatu.

The Government of the United States continues its support for the people of Vanuatu, as well as those affected in Solomon Islands, following the destruction wrecked by Cyclone Pam. The U.S. Government would like to again express its condolences to the families who lost loved ones due to the cyclone or who have been affected by the cyclone’s devastation.

US Government to Launch Grant Facility to Support Climate Change Initiatives  in the Pacific Islands Region
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching the five-year Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM) in Suva on March 26 to help communities in Pacific Island countries adapt to effects of climate change.

US, Germany Partner to Boost Climate Change Resilience of Solomon Islands
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Germany’s aid agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ- commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development- BMZ), entered into a new partnership today to support the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICHAP) in the Solomon Islands.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 2:00am

The U.S. Embassy in Suva announced the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $500,000 USD ($950,000 FJD) to support Fiji’s transition to a democratic and inclusive political system and its upcoming elections.

Students Learn Typhoon-Resistant Construction Techniques in Majuro
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:45pm

USAID sponsored a week-long carpentry workshop at the College of Marshall Islands’ (CMI) Arrak campus in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) from March 4 to 8.

US Launches Climate Change Projects in the Pacific
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:30pm

United States Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Frankie A. Reed, and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for the Philippines and the Pacific Islands Gloria D. Steele led the launching of the U.S. Government’s new projects that will help the Pacific Islands cope with climate change.

Pretest for National HIV/AIDS Prevalence Survey in PNG Completed
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:30pm

USAID, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Australian Agency for International Development are supporting the first-ever Integrated Bio-Behavioral Survey (IBBS) to help identify the drivers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

United States donates Reverse Osmosis Machines to the  Marshall Islands to Assist with Drought Relief
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 2:00am

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating two reverse osmosis machines to enhance drought response capability of the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).

United States Launches Project to Build  Community Resilience to Climate Change
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:00am

Pari, Papua New Guinea — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), a new five-year project that will build the resilience of vulnerable communities across 12 Pacific Island countries to climate change.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 1:45am

United States Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Frankie A. Reed, Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Works, Transport and Public Utilities, , Commander Francis Kean and University of the South Pacific (USP) Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, today led the inaugural event for a training program supported by the U.S. Government that will promote clean energy in the Pacific Islands.

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Last updated: February 13, 2015

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