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 afterwards.
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 Philippines.
In August 2007, Palau signed the Treaty to ban nuclear testing altogether.
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%.