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12 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

(PRESS SECRETARIAT); The Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment today launched its National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2017-2020 together with Samoa’s National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management (NAP for DRM) 2017-2021.

18 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

**US$37.75 million grant to benefit thousands of residents **

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2018 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network and facilitate a rapid response in the event of a natural disaster. Thousands of residents in Samoa’s two main islands, Upolu and Savai’i, will directly benefit from this investment.

08 Jul 2018 description

Samoa's government has begun work on a multi-million dollar project it hopes will protect 18 vulnerable communities from flooding.

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25 Jun 2018 description

Overview

The two-day workshop in Apia, Samoa brought together Samoa National Logistic Unit (SLU) partners, to provide an overview of Regional Pacific Logistic Cluster activities to date,and to start developing and reviewing Samoa’s national logistics coordination tools and mechanisms. Topics included:

21 Jun 2018 description

“Heavy winter clothing arrived. We don’t have winter here! These things just aren’t needed.”

03 Jun 2018 description

Periods.

Over half the world menstruates. Yet conversations about periods are rare. Rarer still are discussions about the environmental impact of female hygiene products.

09 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

Outbreak Overview

The situational analysis of the dengue fever outbreak in Samoa as shown in the graph below portrays a continual decrease in the number of cases over the past 10 weeks. The cumulative total as of March 18th is 3,255 with a national attack rate of 16.6 per 1,000 population.

19 Mar 2018 description

Samoa's Civil Society Support Programme has warned families who receive assistance from them that they cannot sell them.

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05 Mar 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

Outbreak Overview

The epi-curve of DENV-2 outbreak in Samoa shows a gradual decline in the number of cases per week. However, the numbers are still high with an accumulative total of 3,001 cases recorded from both clinical diagnosis and laboratory results. The national attack rate per 1,000 population is 15.3 with 1.5% of Samoa’s population affected.

04 Mar 2018 description

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today announced $3 million in funding to assist Samoa with its recovery work and building resilience following Cyclone Gita.

“Cyclone Gita brought flooding to low lying and coastal areas of both Samoa’s main islands, causing damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Pacific Community

But all of our efforts will be meaningless unless there is a concerted and more ambitious effort by all countries to reduce emissions and scale up support for adaptation in the most vulnerable countries."** – Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa**

14 Feb 2018 description

Concerns are being raised in Samoa about the lack of emergency communications and updates during Cyclone Gita.

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11 Feb 2018 description

4:11 pm on 11 February 2018

The clean up is continuing in the two Samoas after Tropical Cyclone Gita hit on Saturday morning.

There was extensive flooding, rivers burst banks and houses were flooded.

More than 200 people in Samoa needed emergency shelter.

A state of disaster was declared.

Read more on the Radio New Zealand International

11 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

(PRESS SECRETARIAT); The National Disaster Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, met today to discuss the status and effects of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita - a Category 1 Cyclone currently affecting Samoa.

Reports submitted to the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) have detailed that the extent of damages caused by TC Gita are from flooding and strong winds.

10 Feb 2018 description

A state of disaster has been declared in Samoa as authorities focus on rescue and evacuation in the wake of Cyclone Gita.

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09 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

“TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CATEGORY 1 (39-54mph) WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR SAMOA WITHIN THE NEXT 12-24HRS.”

“WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SAMOA”

“HEAVY RAIN WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAMOA; FLOODING AND LANDSLIDE IS POSSIBLE FOR VULNERABLE AREAS.”

“FLOOD ADVISORY WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS DUE TO HIGH SURF FROM SATURDAY MORNING.”

“ADVISORY FOR SMALL CRAFT AND ALIA FISHING BOATS REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL SAMOA OPEN WATERS DUE TO STRONG AND GUSTY WITH HIGH COMBINED WAVES AND SWELLS.”

13 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Samoa

Outbreak overview

Samoa has confirmed a Dengue fever serotype2 outbreak that was detected in the month of October 2017. A bunch of blood samples were confirmed at the ESR Lab in New Zealand. From what we have, a cumulative total of 1,522 clinical and confirmed cases with 339 hospital admissions were recorded as of December 3rd. There have been 4 dengue related deaths recorded.

01 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Samoa has implemented the Enhanced Road Access Project to restore important road assets damaged by extreme weather, also to enhance the climate resilience of critical roads and bridges. One of the actions under the project is to help remove barriers for persons with disabilities, acknowledging that this is a positive step towards ensuring sustainable development in many Pacific Island countries.

Challenge

06 Nov 2017 description

No damage or injuries have been reported in Samoa following an earthquake that hit southwest of the capital Apia at the weekend.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International