Six-year-old Mary reacts in front of the remains of her tsunami-destroyed home in the village of Malaela Aleipate on Samoa's southern coast (REUTERS/Tim Wimborne).

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The Role of Regional Organizations in Building the DRM Capacities of Pacific Island Countries

February 6, 2015, Stacey White

Regional organizations in the Pacific Ocean play a central role in supporting states' disaster risk management activities and minimizing the human and economic losses incurred by natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.