CARE Australia is working with our partners Live & Learn and MORDI Tongan Trust, to respond to the massive category 4 cyclone which struck Southern Tonga on February 12, devastating the region where 75% of the population live. CARE and our partners are distributing tarpaulins and emergency shelter repair kits (include hammers, nails and saws) to families affected by the cyclone. We are also providing lifesaving hygiene training and helping people to access clean and safe drinking water.
75% of Tongans have been devastated by Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Gita. Families have lost homes, their livelihoods and even basic necessities like clean drinking water. Thousands of people are currently staying in evacuation centres as they have no where else to go, their homes and villages have been destroyed.
Your support will be directly helping CARE Australia and its local partners Live & Learn and MORDI Tongan Trust, to help families build back their homes stronger. We are working with communities to provide tarpaulins and emergency shelter repair kits to help families repair their homes. CARE is also helping provide access to clean and safe drinking water, which will help minimise the risk of disease spreading.
People have lost everything and need not only homes and a safe place to live, but also help to rebuild their local economy. After immediate needs are met from the crisis, through partner agencies, CARE will continue to stay and support affected people and communities to rebuild their lives and provide training and support to prepare people for future cyclones to ensure safer and more resilient communities.