Republic of the Marshall Islands 2018


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$2,950,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is a collection of 29 low-lying islands and atolls.  Their unique position in the north Pacific exposes them to a series of hazard risks that multiply the preexisting vulnerabilities of RMI’s population of 53,158.  Between 1988 and 2008, 18 disasters struck RMI (World Bank).  This trend continued with the devastating 2013 drought, inundations in 2014, Typhoon Nangka in 2015 and then the 2016 drought, which was brought about by “one of the strongest El Nino events in recorded history” (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration? (NOAA)). The drought triggered a National Disaster Declaration, directly followed by the 2017 drought which also triggered a National Emergency Declaration.  Funding is needed to prepare for future disasters and address ongoing challenges related to clean and sufficient quantities of water, climate change adaptation and preparedness.

IOM manages the Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response (PREPARE) Programme and works closely with Governmental counterparts on a common goal to increase resilience of RMI in mitigating the effects of natural hazards by enhancing national and local capacities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. An Essentials of Humanitarian Assistances training for the Marshall Islands has been implemented in Majuro at the national level throughout 2017. There has been a request from local government leadership in the remote outer islands to bring this training to their communities, but within the current programme, funding is limited. 

IOM RMI works closely with partners to implement the Climate Adaptation Disaster Risk Reduction and Education Programme (CADRE +) which offers critical support to communities at-risk. Using IOMs expertise in climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness the project supports sustainable solutions for resiliency in vulnerable schools and communities through community based initiatives and education. This initiative also supports the national government and PREPARE programme efforts by facilitating the establishment of disaster committees in the outer islands.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 53,000 beneficiaries


Contact Information: Contact   Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111  


Total Requested:
$2,950,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
Republic of the Marshall Islands Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 2,950,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • Amount Requested: USD 100,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building

  • Amount Requested: USD 1,250,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Health Support

  • Amount Requested: USD 500,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Humanitarian Communications

  • Amount Requested: USD 750,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition

  • Amount Requested: USD 350,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Total Requested:
$2,950,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
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