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18 Jul 2018 description

The wait for assistance after Cyclone Gita is adding to the stress of Tongans who suffered losses in the February storm, an NGO says.

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17 Jul 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

17th July 2018 The Safety and Protection Cluster was allocated $300,000.00TOP from the National Emergency Recovery Committee (NERC) to address psychosocial support and to enact social provisions that would assist individuals who have been dealing with the stress of losing their homes and other issues stemming from the worst cyclone to hit Tonga - Tropical Cyclone Gita (TC Gita) that occurred on that 12th February 2018.

20 Jun 2018 description

Tonga's budget will meet the country's needs despite its focus being on long term recovery from February's Cyclone Gita, the country's finance minister says.

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18 Jun 2018 description

NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA (18 June 2018) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $6.8 million grant to help reconstruct and improve disaster resilience of the Nuku’alofa electricity network that was damaged by Cyclone Gita in February 2018. The support follows the $6 million assistance ADB provided to the Government of Tonga on 16 February under the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program and an additional $1 million under the ADB-supported Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund for humanitarian relief efforts on 22 February.

15 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

15th June, 2018 Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, the Hon Semisi Sika and other senior government representatives, have surveyed areas of Tongatapu and ‘Eua damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita earlier this year with the Australian Defence Force. Two helicopters from HMAS Adelaide transported Deputy Prime Semisi Sika, Lord Speaker Fakafanua, Disaster Management Minister Poasi Tei and MP for ‘Eua Tevita Lavemaauover the islands to inspect recovery progress from the air.

25 May 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

25th May, 2018 Following Cyclone Gita in February 2018, the damage assessment found that approximately 75 percent of Primary schools, 88 percent of Secondary schools and 56 percent of Tertiary Institutes across Tongatapu and ‘Eua were directly affected. A total of 109 out of 150 schools with an estimated 23, 000 students at all levels of education were affected.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

17 May 2018 description

Some people in American Samoa, who received compensation for damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita, are having difficulty cashing their cheques.

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17 May 2018 description

Tonga's Ministry of Finance says February's tropical cyclone Gita inflicted $US156 million worth of damage to the islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua.

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11 May 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

11th May 2018

The World Bank has undertaken to provide financial assistance for the second phase of the reconstruction as a result of Cyclone Gita. However that assistance is not likely to be received until later in the year and because of that, Cabinet has made the following decisions –

  1. That the Government will fund part of the material for the rebuilding of schools affected by Cyclone Gita;

  2. That all building material that are to be imported for the above purpose be exempted from import duty;

02 May 2018 description

The head of Tonga's Red Cross says hundreds of people are waiting for the government to help them rebuild houses that were destroyed in February's Cyclone Gita.

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27 Apr 2018 description

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has so far approved more than US$14 million under its Individual Assistance programme for people in American Samoa impacted by Tropical Storm Gita in February this year.

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23 Apr 2018 description

The housing charity Habitat for Humanity is aiming to rebuild and repair up to 500 homes in Tonga after the widespread detruction from Cyclone Gita in February.

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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.

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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.

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