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Thursday 10 November 2022

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Innovative use of the internet to stay connected and access climate information, and for education to build resilience, was highlighted at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, during the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Egypt this week. A side event that focused on “Resilience Building in the Virtual Space” was hosted at the Pavilion and highlighted SPREP's e-Learning platform development.
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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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Saturday 29 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At least one to two Tropical Cyclones (TC) are predicted to cross Tonga waters during the 2022-2023 cyclone season, which starts on November 1, with a high chance that one will be severe, according to Tonga Meteorology Services cyclone outlook report, on 24 October.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Landing on Tonga’s newest island at Home Reef is prohibited for public safety, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources said today, in lifting the hazard zones for mariners sailing in the area. There has been no volcanic eruption detected in the last five days.
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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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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.
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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
image of home reef zones

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
The search continues for two men and a teenager, who have been missing for over a week now, after their small sank between Niutoua and 'Eueiki.
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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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