‘There are no words’: Samoa buries its children as measles outbreak worsens

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In six weeks, a measles outbreak has infected 3,000 people out of a population of 200,000, killing 42, mostly children

Fa’aoso Tuivale sleeps on her children’s grave during the day, when she misses them most.

She and her husband, Tuivale Luamanuvae Puelua, are sitting on the newly-dried concrete that mark the graves of their three-year-old Itila and 13-month-old twins, Tamara and Sale, talking about the week that has passed since they buried them.

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