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The Maldives has been identified by the Small Island Developing States as one of the first island nations to be hit by the devastating effects of climate change.3 The Maldives will require aid and assistance from the international community in order to help mitigate the effects.4 Currently, there are large gaps in policies regarding national climate change policies.5 There is also a reported need for coordination between government agencies.6

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1 Maldives Climate Change Policy Framework PDF
2-4 ibid
5http://tourism.gov.mv/downloads/tap/2014/FINALReport_REVISED_UNDPMaldives_161213.pdf
6 Ibid
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Maldives News

The Kathmandu Post 
Indian youth team made a flying start to their Saff U-15 Championship campaign with a 9-0 rout of Maldives at the Anfa Complex on Saturday. See more..
The Economist 
THE resorts for which the Maldives are famous may be havens of tranquillity, but Malé, the country's capital city, is a chaotic place. In addition to the extreme ... See more..
South China Morning Post 
What is it? Konotta Island lies in the deep south of the Maldives and on it stands the luxurious and eco-minded Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. A one-hour flight from the capital, Malé, brings guests to Kaadedhdhoo Airport, and from there, a flash ... See more..
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BBC News 
Are you dreaming of a holiday in the Maldives? You may want to choose another fantasy destination after the British Foreign Office told tourists to be aware that some political demonstrations in the capital, Male, have led to violence. It did add ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has apparently admitted receiving bags of stolen cash at his private residence after an Al Jazeera investigation exposed how he and his former deputy coordinated the theft of millions of dollars from state coffers. See more..
ReliefWeb 
August 18, 2017, Malé - A UNDP-supported project set to transform water security in the outer islands of the Maldives has moved one step closer to implementation this past week, with a meeting of key stakeholders and a special function attended by the ... See more..
Condé Nast Traveler 
For decades, the Maldives have enjoyed a reputation as a honeymooners' paradise, their blue lagoons, pristine beaches, and coral atolls attracting Hollywood and Bollywood elite, soccer stars and supermodels, and tech and Fortune 500 CEOs with kids and ... See more..
The Independent 
The Maldives is one of the world's most desired holiday destinations. This curl of islands in the Indian Ocean, renowned for its wondrous natural beauty, attracts more than a million people each year. The sweeping views of turquoise water, the white ... See more..
Miami Herald 
Human rights groups expressed concern Thursday over the Maldives government's purported plan to carry out its first execution in 60 years. Seven groups, including Amnesty International, Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network and Asian Forum for Human Rights ... See more..
The Economist 
Palm-fringed pandemonium. The government of the Maldives is struggling to stay afloat. A fire in parliament's toilets helped a little. Aug 19th 2017 | Malé. See article. Readers' comments. The Economist welcomes your views. Please stay on topic and be ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Area

Total 298 sq km
Land 298 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August)
Natural Resources

fish ;
Natural Hazards

tsunamis; low elevation of islands makes them sensitive to sea level rise
Current Environmental Issues

depletion of freshwater aquifers threatens water supplies; global warming and sea level rise; coral reef bleaching

Demographics

Nationality
Maldivian
Population
393,988 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Tourism, Maldives' largest economic activity, accounts for 28% of GDP and more than 60% of foreign exchange receipts. Fishing is the second leading sector, but the fish catch has dropped sharply in recent years. Agriculture and manufacturing continue to play a lesser role in the economy, constrained by the limited availability of cultivable land and the shortage of domestic labor. Lower than expected tourist arrivals and fish exports, combined with high government spending on social needs, subsidies, and civil servant salaries contributed to a balance of payments crisis, which was temporarily eased with a $79.3 million IMF Stand-By agreement. However, ...See More after the first two disbursements, the IMF withheld subsequent disbursements due to concerns over Maldives' growing budget deficit, and the government has been seeking other sources of budgetary support ever since. A new Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tourism introduced in January 2011, on general goods and services in October 2011, and a new Business Profit Tax introduced in July 2011 have provided a boost to revenue. Economic growth slowed to 3.4% of GDP in 2012, compared to 7.0% in 2011 because of slower tourist arrivals and weak global conditions. Diversifying the economy beyond tourism and fishing, reforming public finance, increasing employment opportunities, and combating corruption, cronyism, and a growing drug problem are major near-term challenges facing the government. Gross foreign reserves at the end of November 2012 were approximately $356 million, compared with $326 million in 2011, and were sufficient to finance only 2.6 months of imports. Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80% of the area is 1 meter or less above sea level. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.106 billion (2012 est.); $3.001 billion (2011 est.); $2.803 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes; fish
Industries

tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral and sand mining