USAID supports climate change resilience, economic growth and the safety and well-being of women and children in Samoa

Apia, Samoa – The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Pacific American Fund, has awarded US$532,608.43 to Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) Samoa to support vulnerable families to reduce vulnerabilities to climate change and promote resilience, economic growth and the safety and well-being of women and children in Samoa. ADRA Samoa will work ... Read More»

USAID Awards $1.5 Million to Support Community-Based Organizations

USAID Awards $1.5 Million to Support Community-Based Organizations Addressing Climate Adaptation and Resiliency in Communities in Samoa. Apia, Samoa – The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), awarded grants worth USD $1.5 million to two organizations working to build the resilience of vulnerable populations in communities in Samoa. These grants will support ... Read More»

U.S. Government Amplifies the Voice of Samoan Youth

U.S. Embassy Deputy Mark Hitchcock joined Ombudsperson Luamauvao Katalaina Sapolu and Justice Vui Clarence Nelson to open the Samoa Youth Forum for students from 12 schools around the country. The Forum was hosted by the Office of the Ombudsman / National Human Rights Institution in collaboration with SPC, Justice Vui Nelson, and Child Rights Connect ... Read More»

Peace Corps Assists with Pediatric Vaccine Rollout in Samoa

Peace Corps Samoa is honored to take part in Samoa’s drive to ensure all residents are vaccinated against COVID-19.  In early March, the Samoan government requested assistance from Peace Corps’ medical team in the government’s campaign to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 years old. Peace Corps Samoa Country Director Gini Wilderson said that Peace ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Asset Management foundation course participants receive certificates of completion

Thirty-seven participants sponsored by #usaidclimateready received certificates of completion from United States Embassy Apia, Political/Economic Officer Mark Hitchcock after successfully completing an Asset Management foundation course delivered online by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (New Zealand).“With the increase in severity and frequency of extreme weather events in the Pacific, countries have had to ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Moamoa Fou celebrating the opening of the newly installed water tank

In May, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo was welcomed by the community of Moamoa Fou celebrating the opening of the newly installed water tank through a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Moamoa Fou was one of the villages targeted under the USAID – US Agency for International Development REACH Project. Over 460 people in the area received educational sessions and a supply of ... Read More»

COVAX – USAID Assistance to Samoa

The United States is proud to be the largest donor to COVAX, the global initiative on COVID-19 vaccines. The arrival of a second batch of 28,800 COVID-19 vaccines in Samoa is yet another critical step in helping ensure equitable access across the Pacific to these life-saving commodities. The U.S. and USAID remain committed to taking ... Read More»

PPE Samoa bound

A shipment of U.S. government-funded medical supplies takes to the water this afternoon bound for Apia. Ambassador Scott Brown, U.S. Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa says he was honored to have the opportunity to assist with packing out the shipment. “The PPE we’re sending includes nearly 100,000 pairs of gloves, tens of thousands of masks, ... Read More»

Samoa measles outbreak

USAID Global Health  will be releasing US$200,000 of disaster assistance to respond to the need of disaster-affected people due to the measles outbreak. We’re working with our interagency partners like the  CDC Global to help our friends in Samoa. Samoa ia maua pea le lototele. UPDATE: Responding to the measles crisis: an update on United States assistance to Samoa Seventy ... Read More»

U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: UN General Assembly Update

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2019 On September 27, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $65 million in new assistance at a meeting with Pacific Island leaders in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  This new assistance is in addition to $36.5 million announced at the  50th Pacific Islands Forum  in August, as well as approximately ... Read More»

Ambassador Gilbert’s productive and rewarding visit to the beautiful isles of Samoa

The recent visit of U.S. Ambassador Mark Gilbert and Mrs. Gilbert to the beautiful isles of Samoa came during a particularly special holiday season of sharing and community. Upon arrival, Ambassador Gilbert and his wife Nancy spent time reading to local children at the Nelson Memorial Library American Corner. This was part of the ‘Faitau ... Read More»

The United States and Samoa – An Enduring Friendship

By U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Mark Gilbert. On my arrival to Samoa, I’d like to offer warm Pacific greetings and to share a few words about the strong relationship between our two countries. I am honored to have been chosen by President Barack Obama – our nation’s first Pacific Island president – ... Read More»
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