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Samoa

Opinion: What can we do to tackle disaster risk in Small Island Developing States?

2 Sep 2014, IFRC; TRF

'Due to their size, location and often limited capacities, SIDS can be disproportionately affected by natural disasters. Disaster risk reduction and climate change are indivisible and must be addressed through national, regional and international frameworks,' writes Tadateru Konoe, IFRC President...


Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Storm 1990 195,000
Storm 1991 88,000
Earthquake* 2009 5,585
Wildfire 1983 1,000
Storm 1983 1,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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