Posts Tagged ‘Cyclone Evan’

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

Schools in Samoa start despite USD$12m damage by Cyclone Evan

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Government schools in Samoa resumed on Monday this week, but there is much repair work to be done to school buildings affected by Cyclone Evan last month. The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Matafeo Falanaipupu Tanielu Aiafi says the cost to rebuild and refurbish these schools is estimated at 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