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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
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