UN official says ready to assist Tonga following volcanic eruptions

SUVA, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations is on standby with teams and emergency supplies to assist Tonga, and the UN staff who are based in Tonga are working to assist coordination and response efforts in the country, a senior UN official based in the Fijian capital city of Suva said here on Thursday.
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UN on standby to assist tsunami-hit Tonga

Suva, Jan 21 (SocialNews.XYZ) The UN is on standby with teams and emergency supplies to assist Tonga, and the UN staff who are based in the tsunami-hit island nation are working to assist coordination and response efforts in the country, a senior official of the world body based in the Fijian capital city of Suva said.

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Briefing reporters on the situation in Tonga following a volcano eruption, a UN Spokesperson said that “about 84,000 people, that's more than 80 per cent of the population, have been impacted by the disaster with three confirmed fatalities to date, injuries have also been reported.” UNIFEED. Subject to...

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