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Asia-Pacific News, 30th October 2018

SUVA, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- About 6,000 Fijians from 16 urban settlements around the island nation are part of a program funded by the United Nations Adaptation Fund Board to improve their livelihoods in the face of climate change.

The UN Adaptation Fund Board has given 4.2 million Fijian dollars (about 1.95 million U.S. dollars) out of which 2.6 million Fijian dollars (about 1.2 million U.S. dollars) has been utilized to fund these highly vulnerable settlements.

UN Habitat Urban Resilience Team Leader Silvia Gallo told Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) on Tuesday that the team had completed the households assessment and consultation in Fiji.

The agreement of cooperation regarding the four-year program was signed this year between Fiji and UN Habitat.

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