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
Initial environmental examinations describe the environmental condition of a project, including potential impact, formulation of mitigation measures, and preparation of institutional requirements for environmental monitoring.
This document dated January 2015 is provided for the ADB project 48192-001 in Tonga.
The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.
This report contains the findings of the Safety and Protection Assessment on the impact of Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai; including analysis of the particular issues affecting vulnerable groups at the time of assessment, as well as of the strengths, gaps and mainstreaming issues associated with the national and international response. It also contains specific recommendations for response and early recovery, both for standalone protection activities and for protection mainstreaming by clusters.
Tropical Cyclone Ian caused extensive damage to the agriculture and fisheries sectors. The worst affected area was the Ha’apai North-Eastern area including the four districts of Ha’ano, Foa, Lifuka and Uiha, with an affected population of 950 households.
The major impact is to the local food supply and on key cash crops, which is expected to be completely paralysed for the next six to ten months, at the least.
This document is an overview of the findings of the protection assessment conducted by the Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC) in relation to Tropical Cyclone Ian that struck Tonga on 11 January 2014. The assessment included a visit to Tonga from 24 January to 4 February 2014.
The assessment was a key activity under the Tongan National Safety and Protection Cluster in the TC Ian Response Plan , which identified that:
1. Country Profile
The Kingdom of Tonga is a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific with approximately 718 sq km of land area scattered over 170 islands, of which 36 are inhabited, in an EEZ of about 700,000 sq km. The country consists of 4 main island groups including Tongatapu, seat of the capital city Nuku’alofa, and including, Vava’u, Hapa’ai, and the more remote islands in the Niuas.