Ref: DHAGVA - 98/0145
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
Situation and Needs
1. The OCHA/DHA South Pacific Programme
Office (SPPO) located in Suva, Fiji, reports that during the month of January,
three tropical cyclones affected a large part of the South Pacific.
Miraculously only a few islands were directly affected.
2. On Wednesday morning, 7 January 1998,
Tropical Cyclone Ron struck Tonga. Affected were the northern islands of
Niuafoou, Niuatoputapu and Tafahi -collectively known as the Niuas. In