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Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Families who lost their houses in the tsunamis on January 15, will be assisted by government to rebuild homes. A groundbreaking ceremony to start the “Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Volcanic Eruption Tsunami Recovery Project” was held on February 28 at Patangata and Sopu on the coast of the capital.
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Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Laptops, tablets and other IT equipment worth AUD19,000 was handed over to the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to help with data collection of displaced people during disasters this week. The equipment and software is a gift from the International Organization for Migration.
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Wednesday 2 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross Society has been doing “an extremely wonderful job over the past month”, said ANZ Tonga Country Head, David Dudley, today, in presenting a donation of AUD$50,000 to support their efforts and work in Tonga's recovery from the natural disasters on January 15. By Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 1 March 2022
Canberra

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three of Australia's largest defence ships entered the Nuku'alofa harbour in formation, this afternoon, and were welcomed by Tonga's Prime Minister and officials at Vuna Wharf.
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Tuesday 1 March 2022
cross

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pangaimotu Island monument was cleaned up by a work party from HMAS Adelaide during a small islands clean-up operation, following the devasting tsunamis and ash fall from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption on January 15. Navy and Army personnel scrubbed the cross clean from the sand and ash and cut overgrown vegetation.
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Monday 28 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A range of emergency relief goods, including food, water, and equipment, donated by Japan have been received by the Tongan Government.
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Friday 25 February 2022
MAFF

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's disaster recovery effort to re-build its agricultural sector, was assisted by the donation of 1500kg of seeds from New Zealand today.
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Friday 25 February 2022
Kao Island

Canberra, Australia
Tongan technicians were transported to Kao Island in Australian helicopters to repair a key Digicel tower to help restore communications to the outer islands in a three day operation completed on February 22.
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Friday 25 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross this week delivered bottled water supplies to 256 households, affected by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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Friday 25 February 2022
eggs

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby union player, Hosea Saumaki, and Leicester Tigers supporters in England, have sponsored much needed relief supplies to help many families affected by the tsunamis in Tonga.
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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drinking water and food packages amounting to $55,000 pa'anga was donated by MBF Bank to assist those affected by last month's volcanic eruption and tsunami. The supplies will be distributed to the outer islands of Ha'apai, 'Atata and 'Eueiki by Tonga Red Cross.
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Monday 21 February 2022
fishing boat

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around small 200 boats were damaged by the tsunamis generated by the volcanic eruption on January 15, the Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said on Friday, Feb. 17. The loss is significant since boats are essential for fishing to feed families, especially on remote islands, and for transporting villagers. The government is trying to get one or two boats replaced for each community.
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Monday 21 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, 'Ohsumi', left Tonga last Wednesday, February 16, after delivering relief supplies to Tongatapu and the outer islands.
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Friday 18 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
SpaceX has donated 50 VSAT terminals to Tonga. “They are sending over 50 terminals and we are looking at how we can best utilize it,” Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni said this afternoon.
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Tuesday 15 February 2022
Tonga PM

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Chinese navy ships, the Wuzhishan and the Chaganhu, arrived in Nuku'alofa today with over 1300 tons of restoration and relief items for Tonga, including 500 prefabricated houses. By Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 15 February 2022
Poasi Tei

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty of the 34 container of relief goods that arrived from New Zealand to support families have been distributed, confirmed the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei at a press conference today, February 14.
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Tuesday 15 February 2022
Patangata

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption, tsunami and ashfall has caused an estimated US$90.4M (TOP 208 million) in damages – the equivalent of approximately 18.5% of Tonga’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – a World Bank assessment for the Government of Tonga has found.
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Tuesday 15 February 2022
Tsunami damage

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF and the Government of Japan announced a new US$1,250,000 partnership to support the Government of Tonga to ensure that about 19,250 people, including 10,000 children, affected by the recent volcanic eruption and tsunami have sufficient access to safe drinking water, a clean environment, as well as good health.
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Thursday 10 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Additional relief supplies from Japan arrived in Nuku'alofa on the OHSUMI defence ship yesterday, Feb. 9, to assist those affected by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis. Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Munenaga said this was the first visit by a Japan Maritime Self-Defence ship to Tonga in our history.
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Saturday 15 January 2022
Hunga eruption

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of Tongan geologists who went out to observe the Jan. 14 eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano witnessed spectacular explosions on the dangerous mission on Friday afternoon. The pulsating explosions throughout the day were also viewed from weather satellites in space.

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