An additional $2.5 million in humanitarian support for Tonga & USS Sampson Delivers Aid

Assistance to Tonga in the Wake of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruptions and Tsunami: The United States continues to increase its assistance to the Kingdom of Tonga in the wake of the recent Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruptions, ashfall, and tsunami. As announced yesterday, the United States will provide, through the U.S. Agency for International ...
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US$100,000 in support to Tonga

U.S. Embassy SUVA   – Today, U.S. Embassy Suva’s Chargé d’affaires Tony Greubel announced the approval of US$100,000 (FJD$212,365) in immediate assistance to support people affected by volcanic eruptions and tsunami waves in Tonga. USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance is working to address emergency shelter needs and is providing safe drinking water, hygiene kits, and other necessities to help ...
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USAID and Pacific Community (SPC) Launch PROJECT Governance

Suva, Fiji  – On September 28, The United States of America, through United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC) to launch a new activity called “Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance.” Over five years, PROJECT Governance aims to foster consensus and inclusion in local communities and build ...
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Nearly 50 Delegates Selected for the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Conference

Press release. WASHINGTON – Building on five years of success in collaboration with emerging leaders in the Pacific, the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is pleased to announce the 46 leaders from 20 Pacific countries and territories chosen to attend the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Conference taking place in Suva, Fiji ...
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Strengthening Relations with ‘Large Ocean Nations’

Repost from DipNote – About the Author: Daniel R. Russel serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Crossing wide swathes of open ocean to get to the Pacific Island nations of Samoa, Tonga, and Palau gives you a great appreciation for the ancient mariners ...
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