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29 Nov 2015 description

Emergency services in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga are getting a clearer picture this morning of the damage left by Tropical Cyclone Tuni.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand Int'l

30 Sep 2009 description

As earthquakes are being reported in Indonesia the Red Cross Red Crescent is now responding to four near-simultaneous disasters in Asia Pacific.

The Asia Pacific region is tragically living up to its reputation as one of the most disaster-prone regions of the world with four near-simultaneous disasters - devastation from Typhoon Ketsana and torrential rains in the Philippines and Viet Nam in South East Asia, and a strong earthquake followed by a tsunami on the Samoan islands, in the Pacific.