Jan 24, 2022 06:40 AM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
Tonga government said on the 24th that nearly 85% of the country's population (about 105000 people) were affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami last weekend. The road to reconstruction is long, and many areas lack the necessities of life. According to the government of Tonga, telephone communication between islands remains a major challenge, but some islands are using radio for communication and a new radio station is being established. The government of Tonga also said that the volcanic subsidence on the sea is damaging ships, so the assistance arriving from the sea faces major challenges. Domestic flights remain suspended.