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Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Tonga - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Aerial view of Niuafo’ou volcano in Tonga
8 June 2022
In January 2022, a submarine volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami in the Pacific island state of Tonga. Despite successful disaster preparedness and response measuers, the events demonstrated the compound and cascading risk features of these hazards.
The city of Nukualofa in Tonga.
The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in January 2022 was a stark reminder of how telecommunications preparedness can mean the difference between silence and life-saving response.
World Food Programme
Street in Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu island, Tonga.
Tonga’s experience after trialing an Impact Analysis methodology on the groyne structure at Hahake District and the rock barrier at Ahau village has been shared with other countries to inform the work in measuring the progress of climate change adaptation
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
School children in Vanuatu.
The January 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunami – called a ‘once in 1000-year event’ is the latest in a long list of recent disasters to have hit Tonga and cause significant disruption to Tongan children’s education.
World Bank, the
Kingdom of Tonga viewed from above
In times of disasters, persons with disabilities are the most vulnerable. With support from the United States, this is the narrative that the Kingdom of Tonga seeks to change.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
The report examines the frequency and distribution of natural disasters and analyzes their economic and trade effects, both at a macroeconomic and sectoral level.
World Trade Organization
Tonga’s underwater eruption hints at need for more seismic stations near such active, submarine volcanoes located near populated parts of the Pacific.
Truck on a post-disaster reconstruction site on a tropical coast
Apart from the Sendai Framework, Tonga can learn from Fiji’s rebuilding efforts after Cyclone Winston hit the country in 2016. Like Tonga, Fiji suffered from widespread power and infrastructure and communications destruction.
Climate Adaptation Platform
BASE is finalising a feasibility study for the development of a remittance-based finance vehicle in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu that enables remittance senders to channel part of their remittances towards climate resilient solutions.