Palau 2018


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$1,750,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%

Palau is located east of the Philippines and north-east of Indonesia, consists of more than 300 islands, stretching over 650 kilometres, of which only nine are inhabited.  Palau, a Micronesian country, is divided into 16 states.  The islands are located along the typhoon belt and there is an increasing risk of exposure to extreme weather-related hazards due to climate change.   

Palau is exposed to natural hazards, in particular tropical storms, typhoons, drought and tidal surges, but also earthquakes and volcanic activity.  Like other Pacific Island countries, Palau is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including severe weather events and rising sea levels.  The country’s President declared a state of emergency in March 2016 due to extreme drought conditions.

IOM is implementing an initiative to support climate change adaptation in partnership with the Department of Education through the Climate Adaptation Disaster Risk Reduction and Education Program (CADRE +), which provides critical support to at-risk communities.  Using IOM’s expertise in climate change adaptation, disaster preparedness and displacement management the project supports sustainable solutions for resiliency in vulnerable schools and communities through community based initiatives and education.  Additionally, IOM implemented a WASH technical assistance project in response to the El Niño drought.  In 2018, IOM plans to provide life-saving and transitional assistance to vulnerable populations in Palau through strengthening the health system, infectious disease detection and response, and mitigating the effects of natural hazards by enhancing national and local capacities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.  This multi-faceted approach will lay the foundation for development.  IOM works in coordination with the Ministry of Health in Palau, international and national NGOs, as well as civil society groups to promote sustainable partnerships. 

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 10,000 beneficiaries


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


Total Requested:
$1,750,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
Palau Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 1,750,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Health Support

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

  Humanitarian Communications

  • Amount Requested: USD 750,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Total Requested:
$1,750,000
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
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