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The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for Cyclone Gita in Tonga.

Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm, hit Tonga on the evening of February 12th. Acting prime minister Hon. Semisi Sika declared a state of emergency for the whole region, while 108 evacuation centres housing nearly 4,000 people were set up on Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu. A further 12 centres were set up among the nations Ha’apai group of islands.

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Publishing Date: 19/02/2018

 

With the continuous support being provided by the Government of Austria, the UN-SPIDER Programme is increasing its support to the Kingdom of Tonga by having carried out a Technical Advisory Mission, at the request of the Tongan Government through the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Natural Resources. The Kingdom of Tonga is exposed to earthquakes, volcanoes, cyclones and other coastal hazards such as storm surges. In addition, in September 2009, Tonga was affected by a tsunami, which provoked extensive impacts on one of the outer islands. Furthermore, as a Small Island Developing State, the Kingdom of Tonga is experiencing the impacts of sea-level rise.

David Stevens, UN-SPIDER Programme Coordinator, headed the mission team and was joined by experts from SOPAC, Dr. Wolf Forsttreuter, UN-OCHA, Ms. Rashmi Rita. Mr. Richard... read more

Publishing Date: 20/03/2012

Advisory Support

Tonga is frequently affected by earthquakes, volcanoes, cyclones and other coastal hazards such as storm surges. As a Small Island Developing State, Tonga is also experiencing the impacts of sea-level rise. The UN-SPIDER Programme supported the Kingdom of Tonga by carrying out a Technical Advisory Mission, at the request of the Tongan Government through the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Natural Resources.

Mission dates: 20/03/2012 to 23/03/2012

Disaster

Cyclone Rene hit Tonga islands and caused major damages to crops, vegetation and buildings. 

Source GLIDEnumber    

 

Available Space-based Information for: TROPICAL CYCLONE IN TONGA - 14/02/2010

Status Update: 08/03/2019

 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Email: un-spider [at] unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org

 

UNOCHA
Peter Muller
Tel: +679-3316761
Mob: +679-9991664
Suva, Fiji
Peter.Muller[at]undp.org   International Charter:
Activated on 15/02/2010
Project Manager: Robert Saint-Jean
Agence spatiale canadienne | Canadian Space Agency
Tel : (450) 926-... read more

Initial assessments indicate that 800 people have been displaced 76 homes have been destroyed There have been 9 confirmed deaths and a further 5 people in critical condition have been flown to Nuku?alofa

Source: http://glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/details.jsp?glide=18921.

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The principal role of the Ministry of Lands, Surveys, Natural Resources and Environment is managing lands, mineral resources and energy for the benefit of all its stakeholders and developing and implementing programmes for the environment. The Ministry activities are carried out through operation and technical support services such as survey, draughting, computing, physical planning, and geology.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development organization. It advocates for change and connects the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office covers 10 countries - Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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SpaceAid - Available Space-based Information for:
Samoa and American Samoa - Tsunami - 29 Sept 2009

Status Updated 13/10/2009

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER:
David Stevens
Focal Point: ( spaceaid (at) unoosa.org )
Link: http://www.un-spider.org/

ReliefWeb:
Available maps: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.nsf/doc404?OpenForm&emid=TS-2009-000209-...

International Charter:
Activated 30/09/2009
Project Manager: Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
Charter Requestor :UNOOSA on behalf of UNOCHA/Pacific
Link:... read more

Situation Reports:

UN OCHA:
Samoa/Tonga: Tsunami OCHA Situation Report No. 5 (as of October 4, 2009)
Link: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900sid/RMOI-7WHMXB/$File/full_report.pdf
"The Government of Tonga and the Red Cross indicate that current relief efforts are within the capacity of existing partners and that the situation is under control. It is likely that additional support will be sought to manage early... read more

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