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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Wednesday 15 January 2014
Tuesday 27 August 2013
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.
Thursday 7 February 2013
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.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Tonga is among five Pacific nations to adopt a Pilot Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program that was launched in Sydney, Australia on 18 January.
Wednesday 5 January 2005
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.