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

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.more

Our Stories

A shelter under reconstruction on the left, and upon completion on the right. Photo credit: Anne Milbank.

Samoa: Build Back Better for cyclone Evan affected people

Talo Peauvasa Talaepa and his family are very pleased to have permanent shelter after passing almost two years in a temporary shelter.more 

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 monitor the progress in the implementation of the Tourism Tsunami Rebuilding Programme (TTRP). more 

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