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1 Presented by: Bart Deemer OFDA Regional Advisor APRIL 5, 2013

2 OBJECTIVES 1. Provide an understanding of USG Disaster Assistance to:  Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) under the Compact of Free Association as Amended  Republic of Palau (ROP) through USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) 2. Identify Areas to coordinate, prepare for and organize disaster assistance

3 Sub-IR Monitoring and Evaluation Improved Sub-IR Supply Chain Management Improved NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADDRESSED DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE USAID/Pacific Islands Goal Statement MORE CLIMATE RESILIENT AND HEALTHY POPULATIONS SUPPORTED Intermediate Result 1.3 Deforestation and Forest Degradation Reduced Intermediate Result 1.2 Access to Renewable Energy Increased Intermediate Result 1.1 Resilience in Communities Strengthened Sub-IR Forest Management Capacity Strengthened Sub-IR Coastal Zone Management Improved Sub-IR Water Resource Management Capacity Improved Sub-IR Disaster Management Strengthened SPECIAL OBJECTIVE MITIGATE IMPACT OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC FOR MORE-AT-RISK POPULATIONS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA Intermediate Result 2.1 Increased Demand for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services Sub-IR Quality HIV/AIDS Services Improved Sub-IR Health Seeking Behavior Improved Sub-IR Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Improved DRAFT Sub-IR Renewable Energy Development Capacity Strengthened Sub-IR Adaptation of Agricultural Systems Increased SPECIAL OBJECTIVE* DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS STRENGTHENED Intermediate Result 3.1 Political Parties Strengthened Sub-IR Development of Issue- Based Political Platforms Supported * USAID continues to seek funding opportunities to support democracy throughout the Pacific Island region. Short-term assistance will be implemented in PNG for the 2012 elections and in Fiji for the FY 2014 elections. Funding was sourced from the Elections and Political Processes (EPP) Fund of the Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Bureau (DCHA). Intermediate Result 2.2 Increased Supply of HIV/AIDS Services Intermediate Result 2.3 Increased Use of Facility and Community-Based Gender and GBV Interventions Intermediate Result 2.4 Strengthened Health Systems for HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Sub-IR Coverage of HIV/AIDS Services Improved Sub-IR Local Capacity for Service Delivery Enhanced Intermediate Result 3.2 Constitutional Development Strengthened Sub-IR Constitution al Commission Supported

4 Solomon Islands Republic of USAID/Pacific Islands covers 12 countries

5 Compact of Free Association FSM and RMI Article 10 To save lives, protect property and to supplement available resources USG through U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and FEMA USAID will use Foreign Assistance Act of 1960, executive orders and existing regulations Disaster Assistance Emergency Fund (DAEF) $200,000 contribution from both US and RMI (inflation adjusted) Accessed after State of Emergency for “immediate threats to life, health and safety”

6 DISASTER DECLARATION IN FSM/RMI National State of Emergency declaration by the President of the affected nation DAEF is made available US Ambassador determines that:  it is above and beyond the capability of the host nation to respond to the disaster and  that it is in the best interest of the USG to respond, The Ambassador can issue a disaster declaration, triggering a request for disaster assistance from USAID/OFDA

7 CONDITIONS FOR A U.S. PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION IF State of Emergency declared…… IF DEAF is not adequate…… IF United Nations assistance is not adequate….. IF Ambassador’s initial $50,000 is not adequate….. THEN….FSM/RMI President may request U.S. Presidential disaster declaration

8 USAID ENGAGEMENT in FSM, RMI For Presidentially Declared Disasters in FSM and RMI  Guided by Operational Blue Print (OBP)  USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) lead Emergency Effort (DAC)  USAID/Pacific Islands lead Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Effort (RAC) For Declared Disasters that do not meet criteria for Presidentially Declared Disasters in FSM/RMI – USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) global response mechanisms

9 9 USAID ENGAGEMENT IN FSM AND RMI USAID/Manila Provides Disaster Assistance Through Implementing Partner  IOM: International Office of Migration (Ends in August 2013)  Procurement activities underway for a new Implementing Partner from 2013 – 2018 (under Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response – PREPARE program)

10 AMBASSADOR DISASTER DECLARATION IN PALAU National State of Emergency declaration by the President of the affected nation US Ambassador determines that:  it is above and beyond the capability of the host nation to respond to the disaster and  that it is in the best interest of the USG to respond, The Ambassador can issue a disaster declaration, triggering a request for disaster assistance from USAID/OFDA

11 Typhoon Bopha Response in FSM and Palau: USAID/OFDA deployed several staff members to Palau and Guam to track the storm as it moved through the region, coordinate assistance efforts, and conduct assessments in affected areas. On December 5, 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Koror, Palau, declared a disaster due to the effects of Typhoon Bopha. In response, USAID/OFDA provided $100,000 to the Palau Red Cross for emergency support for typhoon- affected populations.

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