Some residents of the Samoas are just beginning to see relief following last week's deadly tsunami.
Medical teams from New Zealand are delivering help to the southern coast where hundreds have lost their homes.
Many are now gathered in makeshift camps. Reaching them has been difficult for emergency teams.
"A lot of the help and the aid that has come, because they're so far out and the roads aren't easy," said Steve Hunn, of Royal New Zealand Air Force.
"A lot of them have stopped further up. The locations of the people are changing every day. It's different to what there was here yesterday. So yes, there are challenges to come," Hunn added.
The death toll from the tsunami now stands at nearly 180.