Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Ian Situation Report No. 3 (as of 23 January 2014)



  • 18 villages across six islands affected in Ha’apai have been affected with 1,094 buildings destroyed or damaged.

  • 2,335 people displaced in 51 formal and informal evacuation centres.

  • 17 schools in Ha’apai have been damaged, impacting 1,293 students.

  • Urgent need for shelter, food, water, sanitation and protection of vulnerable groups.

  • Rapid assessment reveals severe damage to food crops in Ha’apai and Vava’u.

  • The UN Resident Coordinator and Head of OCHA Pacific visited Tonga to discuss the humanitarian assistance available and how it can be accessed.

  • The Government of Tonga has accepted the offer for international assistance.


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