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
Tonga Ladies Association
Tonga National Visual Impaired Association
09th March - Tonga Red Cross Society in their capacity building trains more community facilitators to assist disaster preparedness during cyclone season. Disaster Management Program increases numbers of disaster management trainers opens a week long training in Neiafu for 16 new facilitators including participants from ‘Eua, Tongatapu, Ha’apai and Vava’u in Neiafu, Vava’u this week.
This report was commissioned to examine Tonga’s legal and policy frameworks relating to disaster response, in particular the effectiveness of these frameworks in facilitating the smooth entry of international humanitarian assistance into Tonga during a disaster.
04 February 2015 It’s February and Ministry of Health declared Dengue outbreak in Tonga. Secretary General, Sione Taumoefolau met up with Dr. Reynold ‘Ofanoa, from Public Health to discuss further action in response to the increasing case of Dengue in Vaiola Hospital.
Five months on from Tropical Cyclone Ian the recovery continues with the help of materials from New Zealand Red Cross. The cyclone killed one person and injured 14, and displaced about 2000 people in the Ha’apai island group, including 68-year-old grandmother Hulita Poutele.