First aid flights on route to disaster-isolated Tonga
SYDNEY: The first humanitarian flights departed for Tonga early Thursday (Jan 20), carrying much needed aid supplies to the volcano and tsunami-devastated Pacific island nation. \u0022A C17 Globemaster left
Australian military relief ship the HMAS Adelaide is also standing by in Brisbane.It is the"hope and intent" of Canberra that the ship will depart for the island kingdom on Friday, the Australian official said.The ship will carry"water purification equipment and additional humanitarian supplies", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday.
Two Chinook heavy-lift helicopters have also been loaded onto the ship ahead of its planned departure.Read more: CNA »
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Images reveal devastation in tsunami-hit Tonga
Tsunami-hit Tonga islands suffered extensive damage, more deaths fearedSYDNEY/WELLINGTON — Tonga's small outer islands suffered extensive damage from a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with an entire village destroyed and many buildings missing, a Tongan diplomat said on Tuesday (Jan 18), raising fears of more deaths and injuries.
Singapore Red Cross pledges S$50,000 towards relief efforts in TongaSINGAPORE: The Singapore Red Cross has pledged S$50,000 in humanitarian aid towards the emergency response in Tonga, after the country was hit by a massive volcanic God bless! That doesnt pay for one day of shipping. Will the governement send some of its shiny nany ships to deliver some help? For once, they could be useful!
Singapore Red Cross pledges $50,000 to aid tsunami-hit Tonga and will launch fund-raising appeal
Tonga likely to spend a month without internet cableSYDNEY : The undersea telecommunications cable connecting Tonga to the rest of the world that was damaged by a volcano eruption will take at least a month to fix, its owner said on Wednesday, with the delay likely hampering disaster recovery efforts.The explosion https://www.reuters.com/world/covid-19-con
Undersea cable fault could cut off Tonga from rest of the world for weeksThe South Pacific archipelago of Tonga could spend days, or even weeks, cut off from the rest of world because of difficulties in repairing its sole undersea communications cable, which an operator said was ruptured during a massive volcanic eruption. Saturday's explosion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean so that connectivity was lost on the line, operated by Tonga Cable Ltd, in waters about 37 kilometres (23 miles) offshore. But the repair of Tonga's critical 827-km (514-mile) fibre-optic link to Fiji depends on the arrival of a specialised ship now days away in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea.
On the ground, Tongans have scrambled to clear a thick blanket of volcanic ash from Fua'amotu International Airport's runway. Australian military relief ship the HMAS Adelaide is also standing by in Brisbane. It is the"hope and intent" of Canberra that the ship will depart for the island kingdom on Friday, the Australian official said. The ship will carry"water purification equipment and additional humanitarian supplies", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday. Two Chinook heavy-lift helicopters have also been loaded onto the ship ahead of its planned departure. Source: AFP/aj