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Majuro’s Block Party blast

Majuro’s Block Party blast

Block Party gives back HILARY HOSIA The famed Majuro New Year Block Party lived up to its reputation yet again this year as evident by thousands of participants enjoying the contagious festival — even families from Nauru, Pohnpei and Marshallese living abroad flew in for the occasion.

Creating local disaster solutions

Creating local disaster solutions

KELLY LORENNIJ The World Food Program (WFP) gathered North Pacific countries and humanitarian aid participants from the region for the “hatching” of local solutions regarding emergency logistics, a five-day event that took place last week. Chief Secretary Benjamin Graham officially opened the event, the very first Logistics Cluster Workshop in Micronesia. Over 40 emergency response […]

Prepping for disasters

Prepping for disasters

More than forty emergency response experts met in Majuro last week to identify locally-led solutions to overcome logistics challenges that can hinder disaster response in the North Pacific region. Efficient logistics can make or break a humanitarian response, and the workshop focused on ensuring that when the next emergency strikes, affected islanders can respond quickly […]