United States Provides $200,000 for Urgent COVID-19 Assistance to Comoros

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt announced that the American people – through their development agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), – are providing $200,000 in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Comoros in partnership with the World Health Organization. This assistance will support the Government of Comoros’s COVID-19 response in areas such as …

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U.S. Government Provides Personal Protective Equipment to Front Line Health Workers in Comoros

The U.S. government completed last week the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health workers at seven health clinics in the Comoros.  The clinics, spread across the islands, were identified as some of those hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. “This head-to-toe equipment, donated by the U.S. government, will keep these Comorian …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Honors Comorian Grant Recipients and Exchange Participants

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt hosted a ceremony on October 4, 2021 in honor of the Comorian citizens who have participated in U.S. exchange programs and who have recently received small grants from the U.S. Embassy to help address challenges in their communities. Since 2020, the U.S. government has awarded Comorian individuals and organizations …

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Message d’adieu de l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis aux Comores Michael Pelletier

Assalam anlayikum. Ce fut un honneur de représenter les États-Unis d’Amérique auprès de Union des Comores ces deux dernières années et demie.  J’ai vécu une expérience remarquable sur le plan professionnel, en travaillant avec nos partenaires du gouvernement des Comores, de la société civile et du secteur privé sur des questions essentielles pour nous tous.  …

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The Embassy of the United States Celebrates the 21st Annual International Education Week

MORONI – Engaged, resilient, global: these are the characteristics cultivated by high-quality international education and the themes of this year’s International Education Week (IEW), happening from November 16 – 20.  IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education celebrated around the world every November.  The U.S. …

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2019 Comoros Child Labor Report

Moderate Advancement In 2019, Comoros made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The National Assembly passed legislation authorizing the president to ratify the Palermo Protocol, which the president did in January 2020. Comoros also created the National Commission for Solidarity, Social Protection, and the Promotion of Gender to improve cooperation …

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Funding Opportunity

U.S. Embassy Antananarivo of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to strengthen the capacity of Comorian civil society groups to work together with the government, including local elected officials such as mayors, to improve accountability and transparency, increase citizen engagement with local …

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Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 (Fr)

Comores (niveau 3) Le gouvernement des Comores ne répond  pas pleinement aux normes minimales pour l’élimination de la traite et ne fait pas d’efforts significatifs pour y parvenir ; les Comores sont donc restées au niveau 3. Malgré l’absence d’efforts significatifs, le gouvernement a pris certaines mesures pour lutter contre la traite. Le groupe de …

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Virtual celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

Speech of Ambassador Michael P. Pelletier   Good afternoon friends and colleagues… Ladies and gentlemen, far and near:  thank you for joining, or rather logging on, as we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the independence of the United States.  Despite the physical distance that separates us today, we thought it was important that we find …

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2019 Comoros Human Rights Report

Preface From the time we declared our independence as a free nation, the United States has committed itself to the ideals of democracy, individual freedom, equal protection under the rule of law, and the protection of human rights.  Our nation was founded on the premise that all human beings are created equal in rights and …

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2019 Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report

COMOROS: Tier 3 The Government of Comoros does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Comoros remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by opening one additional government-run listening center …

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2018 Comoros Human Rights Report

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Union of the Comoros is a constitutional, multiparty republic. The country consists of three islands–Grande Comore (also called Ngazidja), Anjouan (Ndzuani), and Moheli (Mwali)–and claims a fourth, Mayotte (Maore), that France administers. In 2015 successful legislative elections were held. In April 2016 voters elected Azali Assoumani as president of the union, as …

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2018 Comoros Trafficking in Persons Report

The Government of Comoros does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Comoros remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking by funding the salaries of new personnel at a listening …

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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Executive Summary The constitution specifies Islam is the state religion but proclaims equality of rights and obligations for all regardless of religious belief. A law establishes Sunni Islam under the Shafi’i doctrine as the “official religious reference.” Proselytizing for any religion except Sunni Islam is illegal, and the law provides for deportation of foreigners who …

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2016 Comoros Trafficking in Persons report

DEAR READER: If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t …

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