It is not unique to Tonga that women are disproportionately affected by disasters and crises. But given the untimely convergence of events, now is the time to underscore the problem, writes Jessica Collins
Tonga is on a long road to recovery as 85 percent of the population are affected by violent eruption followed by tsunami. Clean water is still their main request.
Families have stopped children playing outside as Tonga struggles to deal with ash and the psychological fallout of last week’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, aid workers and residents said.
Experts say ashfall from the volcanic eruption will be affecting Tonga’s public health and food crops. They say cleaning ash was necessary to reduce health risks
Government of the Kingdom of Tonga issues first official update since huge blast on Saturday, saying the death toll could rise