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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The successful relocation of Tukuraki, a Fijian village in the highlands of Ba, Viti Levu, to a new site is a prime example of the future of climate resilience, a reality faced by communities vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters in the Pacific. Their new houses were built to withstand Category 5 cyclones and cost less then FJD$26,000 each with bathrooms. By Eleanor Gee.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Geneva, Switzerland
Trade challenges in the Pacific region, including Tonga, will be looked at by the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting this week, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 25-26 May. WTO Director General, Roberto Azevedo, expresses an opinion that more can be done to support economic growth and development in Tonga and across the Pacific. UPDATED.
Tuesday 13 June 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Over 100 stakeholders from across the Pacific are attending a logistics and communications cluster workshop with the aim to help Pacific nations to plan, prepare, respond and recover from emergencies such as natural disasters in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 12 - 16 June.
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Tuesday 21 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
A Pacific Resilience Program, (PREP) which comprises of a number of projects aimed to strengthen Pacific Island countries resilience to natural disasters and climate change was launched today, 21 June in Fiji.
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Friday 3 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen long-term economic growth and to have the capacity to respond to external economic shocks such as those caused by natural disasters.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Safe drinking water will be easier to access for around 4,000 people in six villages across western and eastern Tongatapu thanks to the New Zealand Government committing NZ$51,000 to Caritas Tonga to restore water supply catchments. Works include renovating and rehabilitating decrepit rainwater tanks and installing new water refill stations.
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Thursday 31 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-purpose training centre for Tonga Red Cross Society in Pangai, Ha'apai funded by the Japanese Government was handed over yesterday, Wednesday, 30 March.
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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
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Monday 16 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan today committed $5 million pa’anga grant to Tonga to purchase disaster reduction equipment and products and improve its disaster risk management and response.
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga signed a $23.1 million grant agreement with the Asian Development Bank to fund a Climate Resilience Sector Project on February 25 in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 15 January 2014
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Oxfam New Zealand has sent an emergency response team to Tonga on January 14 and is gearing up its aid efforts following reports of complete destruction left by Cyclone Ian to the northern islands of Ha‘apai.
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An early warning system is considered an essential strategy in a “National Tsunami Plan”, produced by Tonga's government to protect Tongans from a tsunami disaster.
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Reports out of the Solomon Islands in the last few hours have reported nine deaths so far, in the aftermath of yesterday’s tsunami, with hundreds of homes destroyed on the island of Santa Cruz in the Eastern province of Temotu.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is among five Pacific nations to adopt a Pilot Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program that was launched in Sydney, Australia on 18 January.
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Wednesday 5 January 2005
Jakarta, Indonesia
We're all witnessing what tsunamis can do, but what are the lessons learned that are useful to Tonga? Before I relate my experiences below, I want you to know that Tonga is even more at the center of my thoughts and silent prayers this week. The tsunami devastation is haunting me. The number of people who have died in Aceh alone exceeds Tonga's population of 100,000! by Tupou Lindborg.
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