Crisis prevention & recovery

Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau are small Pacific island states which sit within the Cyclone Belt of the Pacific Region. Their locations mean that they each face threats of tropical cyclones annually during the 'cyclone season' which covers the period of October to April. During this season UNDP provides support to the four governments in the form of humanitarian assistance and coordination, early recovery and resource mobilization efforts when required.

The MCO’s support has been geared to building resilience at the community levels through training and climate change adaptation measures. more

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Early Recovery

At the launch of the Early Recovery Project, materials were handed over to communities affected in the 2009 Tsunami in Samoa to build back better lives after the disaster. Photo credit: UNDP Samoa MCO.

Our Stories

  • A look at Lalomanu a day after the 2009 Tsunami struck. Photo credit: UNESCO Samoa.

    Building back better

    Representatives from UNDP, Samoa Hotel Association, respective Government Ministries and NZAID visited 20 tourist budget accommodation sites on the South coast of Upolu in Samoa to more

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  • Community members receiving fishing equipment. Photo credit: UNDP Samoa MCO.

    Home gardens going green

    Home gardens in the tsunami-struck villages on the southeast coast of Samoa are going green. Women’s Committee members in tsunami-affected areas have received organic compost training more