The Government of Japan today committed $5 million paai??i??anga grant to Tonga to purchase disaster reduction equipment and products and improve its disaster risk management and response.
He said as recently witnessed with Cyclone Ian in Tonga and Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, changing world environment has increased the force and the number of natural disasters that threaten human security. ai???It is imperative for Tonga to develop resilient communities to withstand the devastating effects of disasters,ai??? he said.
The Prime Minister said due to its geographic location, Tonga is very vulnerable to natural disasters like tropical cyclones, earthquakes and tsunami, as witnessed over the last few years.
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