Kiribati drought USAID funding

Posted on 05 July 2022

The United States is providing $US500,000 in humanitarian assistance to respond to the drought across Kiribati due to below normal rainfall, exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. The resulting drought has affected all 123,000 people in Kiribati, including 94,000 people in the Gilbert Islands, which is heavily dependent on rainwater harvesting.

This funding includes an initial US$100,000 to allow USAID partner United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to immediately strengthen the capacity of the government to monitor groundwater, including the salinity levels, and provide critical water conservation and treatment messaging to affected populations.


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