2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Palau
|DOS NADR - CWD||505||505||0||2,325|
Dollars in thousands
Many of Palau’s islands are contaminated with UXO remaining from World War II. The greatest concentration, a result of fighting between U.S. and Japanese forces in 1944, threatens the civilians living on the island of Peleliu.
From 2009 to 2017, the United States invested more than $2.3 million in CWD in Palau.
In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner (using FY16 funds):
- NPA has continued to work with the government of Palau to create a sustainable UXO program and respond to current UXO needs. This has included creating a national UXO survey plan, conducting UXO surveys, and building the national capacity of the Palau government to manage UXO issues.