Palau. According to
Countryaah, the typhoon Haiyan devastated the northern atoll
Kayangel on November 7, located about 85 kilometers north of
Palau's capital Koror. According to President Tommy
Remengesau's press secretary, virtually all the houses on
the island were destroyed, but no one was seriously injured.
The atoll's 69 residents were all reported feeling good
A spokesman for the United Nations Humanitarian Aid
Coordination Agency, Greg Grimsich, said the authorities'
early warnings about the typhoon played an important role in
keeping down the damage. The next day, the same typhoon
caused great havoc and thousands of deaths in the
In August 2007, Palau signed the Treaty to ban nuclear
Johnson Toribiong became president in November 2008 with
51% of the vote. He had to go through 2 rounds of elections,
where he lost the 1st round of elections. He was posted to
the post in January 2009.
Palau is almost 100% dependent on the United States, and
therefore closely follows the foreign policy of the
superpower. Together with Israel, it is now the only country
in the UN to agree annually with the United States, with the
rest of the General Assembly condemning the US blockade of
Cuba, which has been in effect since 1962. The UN's own
analysis of voting shows that Palau is at 3. the space in
terms of coincidence voting with the United States. In 2006,
Palau voted the same as the United States in 93% of all
polls. In comparison, the percentage for Denmark was 82.7%
and for Syria 69.8%.