The U.S. Government's COVID-19 Response in the Pacific Islands

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The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided more than $27.7 million to help Pacific Islands respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance affirms the United States’ strong, longstanding commitment to supporting the Pacific Islands countries in their development journey. USAID support, which spans across the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu improves the health, social, economic, and environmental conditions of the Pacific’s diverse communities.

To date, total U.S. government support to the Pacific Islands for COVID-19 response stands over $118 million, including over $90 million funding support to the U.S. Freely Associated States (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau) from the Department of the Interior, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Education, and Department of Labor. Over the past 20 years, the United States has invested over $5.21 billion in assistance to the Pacific Islands.