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PHOTO | Samoa Photos Displayed at the World Bosai Forum

29 November 2017: An interactive #90Drills photo exhibition at the World Bosai Forum in Japan featured photos from Samoa and six other countries to showcase tsunami education activities and safety drills in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more >>



VIDEO | Students Have less than 15 Minutes to Escape a Tsunami in Samoa

03 November 2017: Samoan students have vivid memories of the 2009 tsunami that claimed lives of family members, and wiped away entire villages. Samoa is located on the seismically active “Ring of Fire” in the Pacific Ocean, where most of the world’s tsunamis began. Read more>>



NEWS | More Schools in Samoa Ready to Conduct Safety Drills

03 November 2017: A tsunami evacuation drill in the newly built Savaia Primary School in Samoa mobilized 170 students, teachers, and members of school board. It was organized on the occasion of the World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017 and the Samoan National Environment Week. Read more>>



NEWS | International Cooperation to Reduce Tsunami Risks in Asia-Pacific Countries

01 November 2017: A video summarizing tsunami prevention activities in Samoa and other Asia-Pacific countries was presented at the United Nations’ high-level World Tsunami Awareness Day meeting in New York today. Watch here>>



VIDEO BLOG | Samoa Tsunami Drill Tested Schools' Preparedness for Natural Disasters

13 October 2017: On the International Day for Disaster Reduction, UNDP Disaster Preparedness Specialist Shairi Mathur gave an update on the successful tsunami drill in Samoa. Read more>>



NEWS | First Large-scale Tsunami Drill Simultaneously Held in Six Schools in High-risk Areas

12 October 2017: On the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, tsunami evacuation drills in Samoa mobilised 1,400 students and teachers to test their school disaster preparedness and evacuation plans. Read more>>



NEWS | Samoa among 18 Asia-Pacific Countries to Participate in a Regional Tsunami Preparedness Project

10 July 2017 - Japan Pledges $1.5 million for Tsunami Awareness and Disaster Risk Information in Asia-Pacific. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and funded by the Government of Japan. Read more>>


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students, teachers and members of school administration have participated in the drills

schools have organized tsunami education, developed evacuation plans, conducted drills


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Shairi Mathur
Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist,
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : shairi.mathur@undp.org



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