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The Red Cross is Working Around the Clock-Tonga: Volcano and Tsunami

Red Cross Work is Working Around the Clock

On 15 January 2022, a major eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga was likely the biggest recorded anywhere on the planet in more than 30 years, according to experts.

According to the Tonga Red Cross Society, the local water pollution problem is serious, and the disaster-stricken areas are extremely such as drinking water, masks, gloves for work, goggles and boots. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency humanitarian appeal.

President Ching-Feng Wang(王清峰) of Taiwan Red Cross emphasized that “Humanity is our mission.” As a member of the International Red Cross Movement, Red Cross Work is Working Around the Clock, responding to the Red Cross solicitation of relief funds from now on.

The eruption of the Tonga volcano triggered a tsunami warning for the west coast of the United States. Tonga is located in the seismically active Pacific Rim of Volcanoes, a "Ring of Fire" lined with seismic faults and active volcanoes. The United Nations estimates that more than 80% of Tonga’s population (about 84,000 people/12,000 households) has been affected by volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, and 60% to 70% of livestock farming have lost livestock and damaged pastures. Clean water is the most urgent needed.

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