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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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Friday 1 July 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 14 members have arrived from Japan to continue and complete the Tonga National Early Warning System (NEWS) Project tentatively set for September this year.
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Thursday 30 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vakaloa Beach Resort, received a $1.67 million insurance claim from National Pacific Insurance after the resort was wiped out on January 15. To date, NPI has paid out NZ$7.6 million worth of claims in relation to the Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami.
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Tuesday 21 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Community in Hawaii have sent a 40ft container of donations, including cartons of bottled water and food items, received by the Tonga Red Cross.
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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are leading a ‘Paletu’a Project’ to build a new neighbourhood near Matatoa for the resettlement of hundreds of Kanokupolu people whose homes were destroyed by the Hunga tsunamis in January. Newly released plans estimate the development will about $24 million pa'anga, to be raised from various sources, including donor funding. While Mango islanders' will be resettled to Ta'anga in 'Eua.
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Friday 27 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vulnerable families in Tonga have received emergency multi-purpose cash hand-outs from the International Organisation for Migration, following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January.
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Wednesday 18 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Donations raised from a benefit concert in the United States were handed out to two local organizations on 17 May, to assist in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis that impacted Tonga on 15 January this year. A. further donation will be given to a local primary school.
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Wednesday 18 May 2022
Mango islanders

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The island community of Mango in Ha’apai who were affected by the tsunamis and volcano eruption on 15 January will have their homes rebuilt on the outer island of ‘Eua.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022
'Help Tonga Switzerland'

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Distribution this week of truckloads of food supplies donated by 'Help Tonga Switzerland' has reached over 300 vulnerable and affected families on Tongatapu in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's future management of catastrophes and national planning for disaster risks will be strengthened by improving national information systems and data collection, particularly disaster risk finance data. This is a focus for a Stakeholder and Surveyors Training Workshop this week, under a Tonga government project to assemble a comprehensive inventory of population and properties at risk.
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Thursday 28 April 2022

Sydney, Australia
Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameliku received a cheque for AUD$463,679 (about $760,000 pa‘anga) from the Fakaliku Tonga Fund, presented by Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, HRH Princess Angelika Låtüfuipeka Tuku’aho last week at the Tonga Consulate in Sydney.
Friday 22 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku met Matson shipping key staff in Auckland and acknowledged the company’s donation of relief goods and free shipping of community-donated goods from families and other donors in New Zealand to Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief kits and cash were donated to members of the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance today to aid in recovery efforts from the volcano eruption and tsunami that impacted Tonga in January.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku visited the Moana Pasifika rugby players in Auckland yesterday to thank them and their supporters for “for helping Tonga in our time of need”, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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