Samoa

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Representatives from Government, the private sector, as well as development partners met last week for an urgent review of risk reduction strategies in the face of increasing disaster impacts on agricultural value chains in the region.
Pacific Community
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

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Governance

Sendai Framework Focal Point

Sendai Focal PointMinistry of Natural Resources and Environment

National Platform

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National policies and plans

2017

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
2016

The Samoa National Action Plan (NAP) for Disaster Risk Management is an operational document that should be read in conjunction with the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2017-2020. The NAP also provides a day-to-day guide for operations and a

Samoa - government
2006

The purpose of this plan is to detail mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements for tsunamis that affects Samoa.

This National Tsunami Plan aims to achieve the following:

  • To ensure all communities and response agencies are
Samoa - government

Risk and governance profile(s)

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2021
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
2012
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