Palau is situated east of the Philippines and north-east of Indonesia, and consists of more than 300 islands, stretching over 650 km, of which only nine are inhabited. Palau, a Micronesian country, is divided into 16 states.
Palau is subject to natural disasters, and mainly experiences tropical storms/ typhoons, drought and tidal surges. Like other Pacific Island countries, Palau is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including severe weather events and rising sea levels.
IOM recently established an office in the country and is implementing a Climate Change project in partnership with the Department of Eduation. IOM works closely with partners to implement the Climate Adaptation Disaster Risk Reduction and Education Program (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 in the school. IOM also implemented a WASH Technical Assistance project in response to the El Niño severe drought in 2016.
Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 20 communities
Contact Information: Contact Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111
IOM Offices: Country Office: Pohnpei, FSM, Presence in Korror, Palau
International Staff: 1
National Staff: 1
- Installation of 5 chlorine pumps in 3 states (Aimeliik, Ngatpang, Ngiwal)
Enhancing Community Based Climate Change and Disaster ManagementAmount Requested: USD 750,000 Amount Received: USD 200,000Objective:Through participatory and culturally appropriate decision making support community members and leaders in emergency evacuation shelter operations management and establishment of disaster committees, inclusive of the essentials of humanitarian assistance training and basic first aid and CPR.Beneficiaries:20 communities