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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newly established village, located west of Tonga has now been officially named ‘Atatā Si‘i on the estate of Prince Ata.
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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-two houses are now standing at Masilamea (Atata Si’i) in the new settlement built for the displaced families of Atata. It’s been a year, two weeks and one day since the catastrophic tsunami destroyed their island village life on of January 15 2022. However, more than five houses are yet to have electricity and/or water supplies connected.
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Wednesday 4 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cash donation amounting to over $1.23 million given by Australians, was officially presented to Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku'aho this morning.
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Monday 2 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Atata Islanders have begun relocating to the village of Masilamea on Tongatapu. Their new home is a neighbourhood of 22 houses located at the edge of the village. At least three families have moved in since the housing project was officially opened on December 20.
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Thursday 22 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty two displaced families of 'Atata Island, who were affected by the 15 January volcanic eruption and tsunamis, will move into their new homes, completed at Masilamea on Tongatapu, on land allocated by Prince Ata.
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Tuesday 13 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five thousand pairs of footwear from the Aotearoa Tonga Relief Committee will be distributed to key schools that were affected in the volcanic eruption and tsunamis, on 15 January.
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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Ha'afeva, Ha'apai
The small island of Ha’afeva in Ha’apai received a shipment of building materials on 21 November, for the construction of four houses as part of a Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai tsunami house construction project.
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Thursday 17 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) held an Initial Damage Assessment, in ‘Eua from 15-18 November, to further improve the strategic disaster response and short-term assistance, following natural disasters.
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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Fonoi, Ha'apai
A shipment of building materials has been delivered to Fonoi, Ha’apai, on 14 November, for the reconstruction of 18 houses after all homes, except for one, on the island were destroyed by the tsunami on 15 January.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Ha'atafu, Tongatapu
Tree planting to restore the ecosystem at Ha'atafu Beach on western Tongatapu was held on 12 November to coincide with COP 27.
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Thursday 10 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Farmers, fishers, smallholder farmers, market vendors and small business owners will soon have access to a new parametric micro-insurance product, designed to help them meet their immediate needs after tropical cyclones, and other extreme events. The insurance was launched by under a United Nations Capital Development Fund programme in Nuku’alofa on 8 November.
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Tuesday 18 October 2022
Tsunami damage

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Humanitarian Cash Transfers of $1.5 million pa'anga funding is expected to be distributed to support 3,000 beneficiaries from affected areas in Tongatapu, 'Eua and Ha'apai, to recover from the impacts of the recent natural disasters.
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Tuesday 11 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On her first visit back to Tonga after three-years, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho and the Mayor of Gunnedah, (a town in New South Wales, Australia) Mr Jamie Chaffey and delegation visited Kolomotu’a village this week. The towns have formed a "sister-city" bond.
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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Building a Resilient Tonga is the theme of this year’s National Climate Change Awareness Week, which started with tree planting in ‘Eua on 13 September, 2022.
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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Construction is well underway for people whose homes were impacted by the 15 January volcanic eruption and tsunami disaster. The Government of Tonga is constructing new homes at Popua, Sopu, Masilamea, Matatoa in Tongatapu and Ta’anga in ‘Eua.  
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Tuesday 6 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A program that aims to strengthen Tonga's capacity for disaster risk and finance management, launched a four-days training workshop on 5 September, in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 4 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Nanasipau’u today presented a gift of a new truck to the evacuated people of Mango for transport, when they re-settle at Ta'anga in 'Eua.
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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen new computing tablets from the Pacific Community will be used by a Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative team, when they start surveys this week on Tongatapu, before moving on to the outer islands of Vava’u, Ha’apai and ‘Eua.
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Tuesday 12 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross received a donation of $10,000 pa’anga from the Bank South Pacific to assist in its recovery programs, after the natural disasters of 15 January. BSP Tonga-Country Head Marcellina Wolfgramm Ha'apai presented the cheque to Tonga Red Cross Secretary-General, Sione Taumoefolau on 11 July to mark the bank's 7th anniversary in Tonga.
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Monday 4 July 2022

Washington D.C., U.S.A
Additional financing from the World Bank will strengthen Tonga’s resilience to future disasters and climate-related emergencies. The board has approved US$19.5 million (approximately TOP46 million) in additional funding for disaster recovery and resilience projects in Tonga. Since 2018, multiple disasters including Gita, Harold and Hunga, have caused an estimated US$457 million in damages and loss for Tonga.
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