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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
Cyclone Gita
10 December 2021
Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gita formed in early February 2018 and developed into a category 4 cyclone, affecting multiple countries in the Pacific region. Tonga was hardest-hit, incurring severe damage.
Cyclone Gita
9 December 2021
Tropical Cyclone (TC) Gita formed in early February 2018 and developed into a category 4 cyclone, affecting multiple countries in the Pacific region. Tonga was hardest-hit, incurring severe damage.
This is the coverpage of the publication.
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
Earthquake and Tsunami 2009 Samoa Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
2009
This Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) draws upon the findings of various assessments carried out in the immediate aftermath of the disasters by the government, the Inter Agency Standing Committee cluster teams, and nongovernmental organizations, and presents estimates for loss and damage as a result of the 2009 earthquake and tsunami in Samoa.
Samoa - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Cyclone Evan 2012 Samoa PDNA
2013
This post-disaster needs assessment report on Cyclone Evan was prepared in 2013 by the Government of Samoa in collaboration with international partners.
Samoa - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Asian Development Bank Australian Agency for International Development New Zealand Agency for International Development
Climate change affects people differently, and the most discriminated against are most affected, altering their rights to safety and access to social justice.
Stockholm Environment Institute
Panelists of the side event
Suva – Producing and using disaggregated disaster and climate data is vital to build a resilient Blue Pacific that includes some of the region’s most vulnerable populations. This was the headline call from female leaders representing different sectors to
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Pacific Community Australia - government