Australia Ups Humanitarian Assistance to Samoa

    Australia is providing an additional

    (USD4.58 million) to support recovery and reconstruction efforts in Samoa, which was struck by a tsunami on Sept. 30. The fresh funding will be used to restore infrastructure and basic services, expedite relief and recovery operations, and strengthen the country's reconstruction plans.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.