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April 13, 2021

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supported capacity building efforts in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, which in turn helped to secure $10.4 million in climate change-related grants from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This funding will help the people of these two countries to be safer and more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Climate change is an existential threat to both nations.

U.S. Ambassador Announces Additional US$200,000 for TC Yasa Recovery
January 19, 2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Fiji Joseph Cella announced approximately US$200,000 (FJD$406,394) in additional funding to support recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa, one of the most powerful storms to ever hit Fiji.

U.S. Ambassador Announces US$100,000 in TC Yasa Relief Funding
December 21, 2020

Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Fiji Joseph Cella announced the approval of US$100,000 (FJD$204,550) in International Disaster Assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA). These funds will be used to support the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and their local partner, the Fiji Red Cross Society, on the ground to respond to urgent shelter, water, hygiene, and other critical needs in communities impacted by Tropical Cyclone Yasa, one of the most powerful storms to ever hit Fiji.

December 7, 2020

Due to geographic isolation and limited manufacturing capabilities, communities across Fiji and other Pacific island countries often lack access to sufficient water and sanitation facilities. As a result, when extreme weather events—including cyclones, flooding, and tsunamis—occur in the Pacific region, limited access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) supplies and other relief commodities often hinders local populations’ ability to meet their immediate needs. Click the pdf with image on the right side to read the full story.

U.S. Government Delivers on PNG Electrification Partnership Promise
November 2, 2020

U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands Erin McKee today launched the five-year, PGK 200 million (US $57 million) United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-PNG Electrification Partnership (PEP) that will provide electricity to at least 200,000 households in Papua New Guinea.


Last updated: April 26, 2021

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