Sunday, October 1

Tonga: why is it so difficult to send aid to the archipelago?

  • Pablo Uchoa
  • BBC World Service

volcanic eruption near Tonga

image source, CIRA/NOAA/Handout via REUTERS

It is a remote group of islands in the South Pacific now covered in volcanic ash and cut off from the rest of the world.

That’s what’s making it difficult for aid to reach Tonga, following Saturday’s volcanic eruption and tsunami.

The explosion of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano triggered a tsunami across the Pacific Ocean.

Major port facilities in Tonga after the eruption

swipe the button to the left to see the impact on Nuku’alofa

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