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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

05 Oct 2015 description

By Emily Loewen

WINNIPEG, Man. – Every morning, before Samer al Laham goes to work, he checks to make sure it’s safe to go outside. That’s because in Syria there are some days when “people wake up in the morning and then see that there are a lot of mortars falling,” said al Laham, country and program director with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partner Middle East Council of Churches (MECC).

19 Dec 2012 description

Posted at 22:36 on 18 December, 2012 UTC

Ensuring those families that have been displaced by Cyclone Evan stay healthy, is being seen as crucial over the coming days as Samoa deals with the cyclone’s aftermath.

Read the story on Radio New Zealand Int'l

29 Sep 2010 description

Release Date: September 29, 2010

Release Number: R9-10-012

Oakland, Calif. -- One year ago today a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck American Samoa and caused extensive damage and loss of life.

20 Sep 2010 description

UTULEI: Monday, September 20, 2010) -Lieutenant Governor Faoa Sunia today was presented a check of NZ$1,000,000 as a gift from the government and people of Papua New Guinea to assist in American Samoa's recovery efforts from the earthquake and tsunami of September 2009.

In a brief ceremony at the Office of the Governor, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Kumun, who serves as Defense Adviser at the Papua New Guinea High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand made the donation presentation to Lieutenant Governor Faoa on behalf of Prime Minister - Sir Michael Somare, and the people and …

08 Jan 2010 description

(UTULEI) - Governor Togiola Tulafono today expressed his gratitude to Mayor Len Brown of Manukau, New Zealand for a gift of three condolence books signed by members of the Manukau community after the tsunami.

In a letter to Governor Togiola, Mayor Brown said the condolence books were just a small representation of the genuine grief and suffering felt by the Manukau community in the wake of the tsunami.

02 Dec 2009 description
report American Red Cross

American Red Cross also part of the Hewlett-Packard Company's Create Change campaign

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, December 02, 2009 - The Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation has contributed more than $1 million this year to help fund American Red Cross disaster response.

The largest contribution, $350,000, was given to help Philippine communities affected by typhoons in September and October.

18 Nov 2009 description

(UTULEI) - Governor Togiola Tulafono today, in a conference call, accepted a donation of $16,250 from Governor Felix Camacho and the people of Guam as part of their tsunami relief efforts in Hagatna.

Governor Camacho, on the phone from his office at the government complex in Adelup, was joined by American Samoans, who have been long-time residents of Guam - Mrs. Flo Galea'i Sanchez, Ms Lisa Maiava, and Mr.

12 Nov 2009 description

(UTULEI) - : Governor Togiola Tulafono today thanked Mr. Shigeru Ito for donating four Yamaha engines to the territory.

29 Oct 2009 description

As we reach the one-month anniversary of the September 29, 2009 tsunami and earthquake disaster, the American Samoa Government would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the many organizations and individuals as well as our partners who have contributed to our Recovery and Relief Efforts. The organizations and individuals listed on these pages have donated commodities, financial resources as well as in-kind services to assist us as we focus on rebuilding our infrastructure, homes and communities.

23 Oct 2009 description


(UTULEI) - : Governor Togiola today announced the National Emergency Grant of $24,857,608 awarded by the Department of Labor to assist American Samoa's clean-up and recovery efforts.

In a statement issued by the Department of Labor, Secretary of Labor Hilda L.

23 Oct 2009 description

(UTULEI) - : Governor Togiola thanked a group of Samoan medical volunteers for traveling to the Territory to support and assist in our recovery efforts.

During a courtesy visit on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, Governor Togiola expressed his sincere appreciation to a group of doctors, nurses and medical personnel of Samoan ancestry who arrived on Sunday to provide support to the medical staff at the LBJ Medical Center. Led by Dr.

07 Oct 2009 description
report Government of Tonga

From the Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, October 7, 2009: The 8.3 Earthquake that rocked the Independent State of Samoa, American Samoa and also Tonga, which then triggered the tsunami that completely destroyed whole villages in these three Pacific countries, has left behind 190 deaths and thousands of islanders homeless. Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the United States of America have promptly responded with assistance in money and in kind.

07 Oct 2009 description

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr., Staff Writer

Washington - The United States continues to provide a range of humanitarian assistance across East Asia and the Pacific following a tsunami, earthquakes, typhoons, flooding from torrential rains and mud-soaked landslides.

Through direct support and through international relief agencies like the Red Cross, the United States is providing emergency relief funds; disaster response teams; U.S.

02 Oct 2009 description

Foreign Minister Yves Leterme has expressed his solidarity with the people of the Philippines, the Samoan islands, Tonga and Vietnam following the natural disasters that have hit the population of the area. On behalf of the Belgian government, Minister Leterme extends his condolences to the families of the victims and shares the concern of many Belgians about the fate of the injured and all those who have lost their home or possessions.

Accordingly, Minister Leterme has decided to release a sum of €300,000 from the Foreign Affairs emergency aid budget to help victims in the region.

02 Oct 2009 description

Le Ministre des Affaires étrangères Yves Leterme a exprimé sa sympathie aux populations des Philippines, d'Indonésie, des îles Samoa, de Tonga et du Vietnam touchées par différentes catastrophes naturelles. Au nom du gouvernement belge, le Ministre présente ses condoléances aux familles des victimes.

02 Oct 2009 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, Friday, October 02, 2009 - As Southeast Asia and the South Pacific islands grapple with devastating earthquakes, a typhoon and a tsunami, the American Red Cross is helping to provide relief as part of the global Red Cross relief network.

The tsunami that hit American Samoa, Samoa and Tonga on September 30 destroyed villages and displaced thousands of residents, and the Red Cross is responding.

In American Samoa, the American Red Cross branch on the island is leading the response, focusing on providing food, water and needed supplies.

01 Oct 2009 description

Minister of State for Overseas Development, Mr. Peter Power T.D., today pledged up to €500,000 to assist those affected by a series of natural disasters which have devastated parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Outlining the Irish Government support, Minister Power said:

"I am shocked and saddened by the destruction caused by the recent natural disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.