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The powerful eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano on the 15th of January 2022, has caused an enormous ripple effect across the region with major ashfall and a devastating tsunami polluting clean water sources.
According to the United Nations, 84,000 people – more than 80% of the population – have been affected by the disaster, which has destroyed homes and infrastructure across Tonga.
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Women-led emergency response teams, from the Talitha Project, are mobilising rapidly to distribute clean water to their communities.
“Water is our biggest priority along with food, toilet paper and dignity kits. Water and masks need to be distributed especially to children and young people. We are wearing masks and covering our arms and legs because the ashfall is causing rashes,” said Executive Director of the Talitha Project, Vanessa Heleta.
ActionAid has been working with women’s rights organisation, the Talitha Project in Tonga as part of the Shifting the Power Coalition, since 2016 to promote Pacific women’s leadership in response to disasters and climate change.
Please make an urgent donation today. Your gift can provide clean water, dignity kits and psychosocial counselling.
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