2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Palau

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

FUNDING FY15 FY16 FY17 FY09–17 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 505 505 0 2,325
COUNTRY TOTAL 505 505 0 2,325

Dollars in thousands

PALAU

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.