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School children in Vanuatu.
The January 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunami – called a ‘once in 1000-year event’ is the latest in a long list of recent disasters to have hit Tonga and cause significant disruption to Tongan children’s education.
World Bank, the
Group photo of PARTneR event in Samoa
New Zealand's The Pacific Risk Tool for Resilience (PARTneR) project aims to tailor a multi-hazard risk analysis tool to inform disaster risk management in Pacific Island countries, with pilots in Samoa and Vanuatu.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
An update on the latest COVID-19 situation in Samoa, the village taking a natural approach to disaster mitigation with some success and what can be learnt about disaster planning from weather forecasting.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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The impact of some disasters can be particularly severe or widespread and exceed the capability of a single ministry or sector. The Samoa National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) brings together the efforts of government agencies, civil society, villages

Samoa - government

The National Building Code of Samoa (NBC) is a performance based set of standards that provides objectives and descriptions of how a building and site should be constructed to achieve a structurally-sound and sustainable built environment. As a

Samoa - government

This strategy sets out to facilitate and guide the implementation of fire reduction activities within the country complementing and work in conjunction with relevant existing strategies and legislations. This national fire reduction strategy involves

Samoa - government

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This document aims to succinctly summarize the climate risks faced by Samoa. This includes rapid onset and long-term changes in key climate parameters, as well as impacts of these changes on communities, livelihoods and economies.
World Bank, the
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the biennial 2011-13 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and ISDR System partners.
Disaster Management Office