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Update on Community relief efforts for Cyclone stricken Fiji & Vava’u

Families in cyclone stricken Vava’u Island in Tonga will soon be seeing food aid from their families and friends in New Zealand. Three 20-foot containers are being packed by members of the Vava’u Relief Committee with non-perishable food and other essentials for Vava’u in Tonga this weekend at the Lotofale’ia Tongan Methodist Church in Mangere. […]

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NZ boosts Fiji cyclone aid to $4.7 million

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced a $1.5 million increase to New Zealand’s aid package to Fiji as it recovers from Cyclone Winston. The announcement comes following Minister McCully’s visit to Fiji yesterday and takes New Zealand’s total support to over $4.7 million. “The devastation caused by Cyclone Winston is very serious. Nearly 55,000 people remain […]

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Ha’apai Survivors Get Back on Their Feet after Tropical Cyclone Ian

Ha’apai, Tonga, 17 December 2014 – The Ha’apai island group has been a hive of activity since construction on houses for vulnerable survivors started. Thirty out of the final 200 houses have been completed and families have started moving into their new two-room, cyclone-resistant homes in October 2014. Under the Cyclone Ian Reconstruction and Climate Resilience […]

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Building Back Better in Ha’apai after Cyclone Ian

World Bank: Focusing in Ha’apai resilient recovery Results & Achievements With the World Bank’s support, Tonga developed a Housing Recovery and Reconstruction policy clearly outlining the government’s strategy for housing reconstruction and self-recovery after Tropical Cyclone Ian. A damage assessment helped to leverage $12 million in World Bank grants and low-interest credits, and a $2 […]

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