160 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
18 Apr 2018 description

Leiti is a Tongan word to describe transgender women, it comes from the English word “lady”. In Tonga the transgender community is organized by the Tonga Leiti Association (TLA), and with the support of Tonga Family Health Association (TFHA). Together they are educating people to help stop the discrimination and stigma surrounding the Leiti community.

18 Apr 2018 description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has launched a helpline in American Samoa for people still needing assistance after February's Cyclone Gita.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

09 Apr 2018 description

Argentina- Fuertes Lluvias-09/08/18

Las intensas lluvias produjeron inundaciones que anegaron más de veinte calles en Río Gallegos. Cayeron 58,2 milímetros de agua en poco más de 12 horas, cuando el promedio es de entre 18 y 20 mm mensuales, en esta época del año.

Acciones de Respuesta:

05 Apr 2018 description


Fiji - Ciclón Tropical

Afectados: 1.804

Indonesia - Inundaciones

Afectados: 3.263

Federación Rusa - Inundaciones

Afectados: 7.000

05 Apr 2018 description

The chiefs of an American Samoan village are urging people with homes damaged by February's Cyclone Gita to use federal funds to make repairs to their property.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

05 Apr 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Gita made landfall in Tonga on 12 February, causing severe damage to the main island of Tongatapu. The cyclone damaged or destroyed almost 2,000 homes, caused the evacuation of over 4,500 people and left more than 80% of homes in Tonga without power.

Australia's humanitarian assistance

30 Mar 2018 description

Kindly find below several documents which will help to guide you with prioritisation of the most vulnerable groups in affected communities, when designing your post-TC Gita support to self-recovery programs.

29 Mar 2018 description

Tonga is pulling together to rebuild following the devastation caused by tropical cyclone Gita that hit in mid-February 2018. Bilal Anwar, general manager of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CFAH), is currently visiting the capital Nuku’alofa to finalize the details of technical assistance for the island and shares his thoughts on the scale of reconstruction required.

Drive from the airport to the main island of Tongatapu, one still cannot ignore the traces of destruction and damage caused by the devastating tropical cyclone Gita hit the island last month.

28 Mar 2018 description

SUVA, Fiji 28 March 2018 – Six weeks after it was hit by a Category 4 cyclone, Tonga is now trained in the use of the new online tool for measuring disaster losses, the Sendai Framework Monitor.

Rolling out the Sendai Framework Monitor is part of Pacific-wide efforts to implement the global plan for reducing disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

28 Mar 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

28th March, 2018 **A cheque of FJD $50,000 was presented by the Roving Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji, H.E Mr. Ratu Tui Cavuilati to MEIDECC’s Director of Corporate Service, Mr. Vatulele Tuputupu this morning at MEIDECC’s head office. The assistance aims to assist the Tongan Government with the recovery effort after TC Gita.**

H.E. Mr. Cavuilati said that Fiji is happy to provide the financial contribution to Tonga because of its close friendship with Tonga.

“We will be working closely together particularly in times of hardship, we will need each other.”

27 Mar 2018 description


On 12 February 2018 Tropical Cyclone Gita, with wind speeds above 200 kilometres per hour, landfall on ‘Eua and Tongaptapu in the Kingdom of Tonga. TC Gita is the strongest recorded cyclone to have made landfall, causing significant damage to the housing sector:

• 819 houses destroyed.

• 3,889 houses damaged.

23 Mar 2018 description


This rapid situation analysis was undertaken by members of the Safety and Protection Cluster whose membership includes:

  • Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA)

  • Ministry of Police

  • Civil Society Forum of Tonga

  • Women Children Crisis Center

  • Tonga National Women and Crisis Center

  • Ma’a Fafine moe Famili

  • Talitha Project

  • Tonga Ladies Association

  • NATA

  • Tonga National Visual Impaired Association

23 Mar 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Gita hit Tonga on 12 February, damaging almost 4,000 houses and leaving 60,000 people without power.

Today we announce a $10.5 million package of Australian support to assist Tonga's recovery and reconstruction efforts following the cyclone.

This additional package of assistance will help restore community infrastructure such as schools and water supplies, and support farmers whose crops were devastated.

22 Mar 2018 description

An Australian ministerial visit to Tonga is aiming to see where else Canberra can help the country in the recovery from Cyclone Gita.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

22 Mar 2018 description



I am a single mother with two sons, a two year old and a 4 year old. My husband left me about 3 weeks before the cyclone hit. He had called me from NZ to tell me that he will never come back.

It was the worst cyclone I’ve ever experienced since growing up here in Tonga. I didn’t even know there was a cyclone warning until I saw people putting steel and plywood on their windows and doors, then I knew there was a cyclone coming and to be honest I didn’t even know how strong it was going to be.

21 Mar 2018 description
report Government of Tonga


Tropical Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 system reached 110 knots or 220 kilometers per hour passed directly over the Tongatapu and ‘Eua Island group of islands between 12 to 13 February 2018. The cyclone caused extensive damage to personal property, and public infrastructure. The Government of Tonga declared a State of Emergency on 12 February 2018 which remains in force until 12 March 2018.

21 Mar 2018 description

Inspectors from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency will be arriving to conduct damage claim assessments on the ground in American Samoa following tropical cyclone Gita.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Mar 2018 description

There's been a substantial increase in the number of homes in American Samoa reported to have been destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Gita last month.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.