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Friday 7 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The aviation alert level for Tonga's Home Reef volcanic activity, was elevated to orange on October 5 and 6 as progressive volcanic activity continued into its 25th day, with one ash eruption.
Wednesday 28 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new island is forming in Tonga's western volcanic chain, during 17 days of the Home Reef effusive lava flow eruption, since Saturday 10 September. The Aviation Alert level was lowered to from Orange to Yellow on 27 September, while monitoring continues.
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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Aviation Alert level for Tonga's Home Reef volcanic activity was raised from Yellow to Orange this morning as the ongoing eruption has elevated to ash composition, but Tonga Geological Services (TGS) said there is low risk to the Vava'u and Ha'apai Communities.
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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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Saturday 17 September 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Home Reef Volcano erupted again early this morning, with eruption events increasing over the last 24 hours, sending steam vents 1km into the atmosphere. A volcanic submarine island has re-emerged 10m above sea level and continues to grow larger, Tonga Geological Services said. The volcanic activity poses low risks to aviation, but all mariners are warned to keep away from the area.
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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Volcanic activity reported from submarine vents on Fonualei Island on 2 September is normal activity and there is no alarm or threat, says Tonga Geological Services, after discolouration of the sea on the coast of the island, situated 75km NNW of Vava’u, was reported by marine biologists mapping the area last week.
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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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Wednesday 17 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale warning remains in force for all of Tonga's land and coastal areas. Strong and gale force winds are expected to continue affecting Tonga for the rest of this week, while cool strong, east to southeasterly winds prevail all over the group, the Fua'amotu Weather Centre advised this afternoon.
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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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