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Help Tongan communities devastated by the volcanic eruption
  • by Riley Buchanan
  • January 21, 2022

Anglican Aid has launched an appeal for Tonga following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai underwater volcano eruption which has caused widespread destruction and devastation.

A tsunami caused by the eruption sadly resulted in the deaths of three people so far, and many have been injured. This Tsunami has damaged homes, shops and key infrastructure with waves of up to 15 metres in height.

It is believed that this is the largest volcanic event in the past three decades with the ash clouds covering the entirety of Tonga. This ashfall has delayed any relief efforts with much of the drinking water being contaminated by volcanic dust. Authorities are reportedly asking people to wear masks and drink bottled water, but it is feared that food and water supplies will begin to dwindle. 

Through your generous support, Anglican Aid will be able to provide the people of Tonga with clean drinking water and essential food supplies. 

Anglican Aid and the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia have partnered with the Evangelical Wesleyan Church in Tonga, to distribute urgently needed relief to the people impacted by the recent volcanic eruption. We are also working with Missions New Zealand to provide supplies to four Anglican Churches in the capital, Nuku’alofa, to distribute among their local communities. 

Please give generously to support our neighbours in Tonga.

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