Micronesia Federation. According to
CountryAAH, the total population in Micronesia is 115,034 people in 2020.
Over 90% of the buildings on the
island of Yap were destroyed or damaged by typhoon Sudal,
which pulled over the atoll in early April. No people were
killed, but over 1,700 of the island's 6,000 residents
became homeless. The typhoon destroyed most of the
vegetation and caused power outages and water shortages. US
President George W. Bush immediately declared a state of
emergency at Yap, meaning the US accounted for 75% of the
cost of reconstruction.
Micronesian Congress President Jack Fritz was sentenced
in August to one year of conditional imprisonment and fines
for misappropriation of public funds. Fritz had been
indicted in December 2002 but retained his place in Congress
On the same day as the verdict was announced, he left
Congress, where he has been a member for over 20 years, and
thus received a lighter sentence than expected.