12 Feb 2013

Australia helps Samoa with school rebuilding after Evan

3:14 pm on 12 February 2013

Australia has given Samoa seven million US dollars to repair or rebuild 18 schools and nine health clinics damaged by Cyclone Evan last December.

The foreign minister, Bob Carr, says rebuilding these facilities will enable more than 5,300 students to continue their studies.

The minister, who is on a regional tour, visited villages devastated by the cyclone.