Samoa’s Cyclone Evan death toll at 5; 11 still missing

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Faletuiga/Tina Mata'afa-Tufele
Samoa flags fly at the Samoa Tourism Authority Fale Samoa during the country's 50th Anniversary of Independence festivities, June 2012.

SUNGO, or the Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organizations, had its first meeting with its members on Saturday, Dec. 21. 2012. The Disaster Management Office (DMO) attended and advised them to focus on the psycho–social aspects for those affected.
The ANZ Bank has donated ST$100,000 to Caritas for its relief programs.
Samoa Red Cross has now refocused its efforts to the distribution of bedding and clothing as the DMO has taken responsibility for all welfare centre distributions etc. Red Cross is also assisting with latrine pit construction and community water supply in conjunction with its water and sanitation sector responsibilities.

(Source: Samoa Press Secretariat)