Every home on one of Tonga's outer islands has been destroyed. At least three people were killed, and many injured, in the powerful explosion and tsunami. Information from Tonga remains limited after its undersea communications cable was damaged.
All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in Tonga and other countries impacted by the tsunami. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted area.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Tonga Volcano and Tsunami Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food, water, and emergency medical supplies to people
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Meet other needs that emerge
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GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $100M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).