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February 19, 2018

Emergency Assistance to Tonga in Response to the Damage caused by Cyclone

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to the request from the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga regarding the damage caused by the Cyclone.

1. Disaster situation
The Cyclone “Gita” which struck Tonga on February 12 has caused serious human and property damage. According to the Government of Tonga, the damage situation as of February 16 was as follows:
Deaths 1
Affected 4,500 (approximately)
Damaged houses 1,302

2. Goods supplied
A. Emergency relief goods (from the JICA Singapore warehouse)
Plastic sheets
Portable jerry cans

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from the JICA warehouse in Singapore to Nuku'alofa on the next available flight.


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