Tonga

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Earthquake wave and circle vibration
Using data from the eruption of the Tonga underwater volcano, a research group at Nagoya University has used disturbances in the earth’s upper atmosphere to track the airwaves that cause tsunami. Their findings may lead to speedier tsunami predictions.
EurekAlert
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$19.5 million (approximately TOP46 million) in additional funding for disaster recovery and resilience projects in Tonga.
World Bank, the
Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
2022
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Tonga - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

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2021

This report discusses how in 2010, Tonga developed its first Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP 1). This was a first for the Pacific Islands region.  It makes a lot of sense for Tonga to continue an

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit United States Agency for International Development European Union United Nations Development Programme Green Climate Fund Government of the Kingdom of Tonga
2018

This is the second version of the Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP2). It sets out six policy objectives and targets and an implementation strategy for the country to achieve its vision of a Resilient Tonga by

Tonga - government
2016

This response plan was developed by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga and humanitarian and development partners, following Tropical Cyclone Winston which struck the Vava’u island group, in central Tonga, from 16-19 February 2016. It has a 6 month

Tonga - government

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2012
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the biennial 2011-13 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and ISDR System partners.
Ministry of Infrastructure