Appeal offers small respite for our Tongan whānau but still long way to go
Thanks to generous donations made to Anglican Missions’ Tonga Emergency appeal, our Tongan whānau can find some small respite in the relief packages currently on route to the disaster-ravaged nation.
Since Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano’s eruption, locals have been hard-hit by the resulting tsunami’s which have devastated a community now burdened by COVID-19.
Anglican Mission’s partners have already distributed supplies including food and shelter while more are on the way, including water, dry food, childrens packs, dignity packs and cleaning equipment – the first container arrived on the 14 February.
Another container is poised to ship from Suva on 20 February, with additional food and water supplies for families impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.
A long way to go
We’re not done yet. While the people of Tonga have already displayed incredible resilience, we are talking to people desperately in need of basic supplies and community support. That’s why the next steps in our response include:
- Providing children with specialist social and mental health services
- Repairing buildings, including churches which are often used as evacuation centres
- Helping keep communities hydrated by repairing and establishing new water tanks
- Enabling people to get back to work with garden, agriculture, and fishing support.
Due to the enormous amount of damage inflicted on our Tongan communities, Anglican Missions and its partners rely on your donations to help our brothers and sisters rebuild during these unprecedented times.
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