Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Samoa’

Measles epidemic in Samoa – Caritas provides helping hands

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

In Samoa, fifty-three people are now dead, after having contracted measles. More than 3000 people have now been infected with the disease and doctors say the death toll is likely to rise. George Fa’alogo, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s (CANZ) humanitarian coordinator, is in close contact with Caritas Samoa. He says, “We’re at a loss to Read more

Latter-Day Saints Church bestows award on Caritas Samoa

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Caritas Samoa’s Project Manager Fuatino Muliagatele-Ah Wai says it is a privilege to receive an Honour Award from the Apia Samoa Central Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS). The award was one of a number made by the LDS  to organisations, church members and government ministries in recognition of Read more

Churches in Samoa deny they have not helped cyclone victms

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Many have expressed concerns about the perceived absence of any real relief assistance from the mainstream churches since Cyclone Evan, according to an editorial in the Sunday Observer last month. “Apart from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the other mainline churches – as well Read more

Cyclone Evan “much worse” than 2009 tsunami, Caritas says

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The damage caused by Cyclone Evan is much worse than the 2009 tsunami according to the head of Caritas Samoa. Puletini Tuala says 20 people are missing, more than 4,500 people are in evacuation centres (with over 300 people in Caritas-supported centres) and over 4,000 homes have been destroyed. “This is worse than the 2009 tsunami, Read more

Cyclone Evan – Caritas Samoa sheltering over 1000 people

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Caritas Samoa is helping shelter more than 1000 people who have been made homeless by Cyclone Evan. They are being housed Caritas Samoa’s own basement hall and in three other centres in partnership with the Red Cross. Caritas Samoa has electricity generators for lighting, and is providing food and water at all the shelters. ‘As Read more

Mothers’ contribution to families celebrated

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

To celebrate Mothers’ contribution to families Caritas Samoa organised a gathering last week to allow mothers to showcase their work. The gathering was an opportunity for all mothers to make money from their creations, says Caritas’ Communication Officer, Christina Mareko. “The programme started in 2008 and we conducted seminars and training for mothers in the villages,” she Read more