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‘We are in danger now’: Vanuatu declares climate emergency

Al Jazeera 28 May 2022
“The Earth is already too hot and unsafe,” Loughman said. “We are in danger now, not just in the future.” ... In April 2020, Tropical Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu and demolished tourist resorts in another South Pacific island nation of Tonga, extending a weeklong trail of destruction across four island nations, with more than two dozen people killed ... .
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Immense crater hole created in Tonga volcano

Yahoo Daily News 24 May 2022
The caldera of Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai is now 4km (2.5 miles) wide and drops to a base 850m below sea level ... "If all of Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga, was scraped to sea level, it would fill only two-thirds of the caldera," Prof Shane Cronin from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, said. Explosive Tonga volcano 'surprisingly intact'.
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Tonga's Govt offers development loans to businesses

RNZ 05 Apr 2022
Tonga's Government has announced a financial recovery package of $US9.78 million to help ... Many resorts were destroyed by tsunami waves in January's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption, and a strict nationwide Covid-19 lockdown has seen a drop in revenue across all sectors.
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Tonga’s Govt offers development loans to businesses

Cook Islands News 05 Apr 2022
Tonga's Government has announced a financial recovery package of $US9.78 million to help revive the country's economy ... Many resorts were destroyed by tsunami waves in January's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption, and a strict nationwide Covid-19 lockdown has seen a drop in revenue across all sectors.
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‘We just keep going’: the Tongan resort destroyed by nature’s fury – for the third time

The Observer 27 Feb 2022
When the Ha’atafu beach resort was levelled by the tsunami that hit Tonga last month, it was the third time that the family-run business had been completely destroyed by a natural disaster ... The Ha’atafu beach resort was destroyed by the tsunami that hit Tonga on 15 January.
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'We ran for our lives' - Tonga resort owner

RNZ 16 Feb 2022
Just over a month since Tonga was struck by a violent one-in-a-thousand year disaster, it is still struggling to recover from the fallout of the devastating event which has left many communities in ruins and its inhabitants traumatised ... Resort which was destroyed by tsunami waves.
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Chinese naval ships carrying relief supplies arrive in Tonga

China.dot.org 15 Feb 2022
19, 2022 shows a beach resort hit by tsunami on the outskirts of Nuku'alofa, capital of Tonga. [Photo/Ha'atafu Beach Resort handout via Xinhua] ... As Tonga has been ...
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"We ran for our lives" says Tonga resort owner

RNZ 15 Feb 2022
Just over a month since Tonga was struck by a violent one-in-a-thousand year disaster, it is still struggling to recover from the fallout of the devastating event which has left many communities in ruins and its inhabitants traumatised ... Resort which was destroyed by tsunami waves.
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Tonga’s first COVID outbreak erupts; vaccination surges to 98%

Ars Technica 10 Feb 2022
20, 2022 shows a beach resort hit by a tsunami on the outskirts of Nuku'alofa, capital of Tonga ... Tonga's case total is now up to 66, with 31 newly reported cases Thursday.
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Musk’s SpaceX Working to Restore Tonga’s Internet: Fiji Official

The Epoch Times 08 Feb 2022
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and resorts and blanketed the capital of the nation of about 105,000 people in ash, as well as ...
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Musk's SpaceX working to restore Tonga's internet

Gulf Daily News 07 Feb 2022
Tonga's sole optic-fibre link to the internet and the rest of the world was severed by a volcanic eruption on Jan ... The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and resorts and blanketed the capital of the nation of about 105,000 people in ash, as well as cutting the fibre-optic communications cab.
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Musk's SpaceX working to restore Tonga's internetTonga's sole optic-fibre link to the internet and the ...

Deccan Herald 07 Feb 2022
Tonga's sole optic-fibre link to the internet and the rest of the world was severed by a volcanic eruption on Jan ... The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano eruption triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and resorts and blanketed the capital of the nation of about 105,000 people in ash, as well as cutting the fibre-optic communications cable.
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Musk’s SpaceX working to restore Tonga’s Internet

Taipei Times 07 Feb 2022
Tonga’s sole fiber-optic link to the Internet and the rest of the world was severed by a volcanic eruption on Jan ... The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano eruption triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and resorts and blanketed the capital of the nation of about 105,000 people in ash, as well as cutting the fiber-optic communications cable.
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Musk’s SpaceX working to restore Tonga’s internet – Fiji official

FX Empire 07 Feb 2022
Tonga’s sole optic-fibre link to the internet and the rest of the world was severed by a volcanic eruption on Jan ... The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano eruption triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and resorts and blanketed the capital of the nation of about 105,000 people in ash, as well as cutting the fibre-optic communications cable.
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Tonga is in lockdown for COVID after avoiding virus for two years

Sandhills Express 02 Feb 2022
First images of Tonga volcano devastation ... 20, 2022 shows a beach resort hit by tsunami on the outskirts of Nuku’alofa, capital of Tonga ... 14-15, the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted violently, triggering the tsunami. Ha’atafu Beach Resort / Handout via Xinhua ... have been sent to Tonga to deliver aid.

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