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Tonga Emergency Appeal

Anglican Missions Prepositioned Emergency supplies located at four locations in Tonga

On 15 January the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted leading to significant ash falls across Tonga and triggering tsunami waves. While electricity and mobile phone networks have been re-established on the main island of Tongatapu, communications with the outer islands are intermittent. The Tongan Navy has reported major damage in the Ha’apai Islands. Waves were estimated to be 5-10 metres in height and reaching 500 metres inland. The needs on the ground will be significant, especially in the northern more isolated islands. Pending assessments, the damage could include contaminated water and food supplies as a result of ashfall and damage due to inundation.

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Emergency Response

Anglican Missions is working with The Anglican Diocese of Polynesia to replenish prepositioned relief supplies located at four Anglican churches in Nuku’alofa, along with assisting in a response and recovery project based on needs assessments from our communities in Tonga.

We will provide regular updates on our website as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

Anglican Missions Prepositioned Emergency supplies located at four locations in Tonga

At this time we are encouraging people to donate money rather than goods. Please see the link here on the importance of not sending goods straight after a disaster:

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St John's College Trust Board

The St John's College Trust Board presently provides funding under five principle categories as follows:

  • Scholarship funding to Clergy and Lay Members of the Church
  • The funding of the approved Educational Programmes of the Anglican Church
  • The funding of the teaching of theological education at the College of St John the Evangelist in Meadowbank, Auckland
  • The funding of new and innovative education programmes
  • The provision of emergency scholarships to students attending Anglican special character schools in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesi