Caritas Aotearoa NZ is responding quickly to the Tonga volcanic eruption disaster. It has offered an immediate Solidarity Grant to Caritas Tonga and is also receiving donations, through its Pacific Relief Fund, to help with the aftermath. “Caritas is a key responder on the ground right now,” says Caritas director Julianne Hickey. “We know that the recovery will be a difficult one, but the Caritas Tonga team are supported by a strong team of volunteers across all the island.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade says: “Pre-positioned supplies held in country with our partners Caritas Aotearoa NZ and Caritas Tonga have been released. These supplies include a water purification unit, jerry cans, hygiene kits, buckets and water taps.”
People are able to donate here: https://caritas.org.nz/donate-online
More information can be found here details: https://www.catholic.org.nz/…/media…/caritas-tonga-aid/
Let us keep the people of Tonga in our prayers at this time.
Image: Stocks of Caritas emergency supplies being prepared in Tonga prior to Christmas 2021.