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Tonga lies over 1000km north west of New Zealand in the Pacific. Tonga’s economy is dependent upon tourism, agriculture and remittances from Tongans working overseas.

Its isolation and small population create numerous problems,  which are made worse by unemployment and inequality. Oxfam New Zealand has been strengthening its presence in Tonga over the last few years, working to improve livelihoods in rural communities.

To find out more, visit www.oxfam.org.nz/tonga

Cyclone Winston 2016

A ferocious Category 5 storm has caused devastation across Fiji, destroying entire villages, flooding low-lying areas, and wiping out crops. Earlier it impacted upon Tonga. 

Thanks to the incredible support of people like you, we have been able to reach almost 9000 people with emergency drinking water and hygiene kits.

Latest news

Cyclone Zena threatens Fiji

April 6, 2016

Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage weak buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country was hit by Cyclone Winston.

Oxfam water & hygiene expert reports back from cyclone hit Fiji

February 24, 2016

Oxfam water and hygiene expert Carlos Calderon has landed in Fiji, where Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts following the complete destruction left by Cyclone Winston.

Water high priority in Winston response

February 23, 2016

Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji's Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised. Clean water for drinking and hand washing is essential for the prevention of waterborne diseases after a disaster.

Latest blogs

We are stronger than Winston

September 12, 2016

Cyclone Winston was the first ever Category 5 cyclone to hit Fiji. Despite a tiny presence on the island, Oxfam was able to scale up and respond, as Lara McKinley reports  In the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, Oxfam’s Fiji Country Director Dolores Devesi visited Nasiriti, a village nestled in the highlands.

Weathering the storm in Fiji

March 4, 2016

Nadogoloa village is like many in Fiji, there is a stream on one side and beach on the other. For the 117 residents, it was an idyllic place to live. Then Cyclone Winston came.

Cyclone Winston Appeal

Donate to Oxfam's Cyclone Winston emergency appeal

A man searches through the wreckage of his home in Ba, Fiji. Photo: Naziah Ali, Mai Life, @Alinaziah / TwitterOnly six weeks ago a ferocious Category 5 storm, Tropical Cyclone Winston, caused devastation across the islands and left tens of thousands of people in Fiji without homes.

Now another cyclone is en route and expected to hit Fiji again tonight. Tropical Cyclone Zena is bringing high rainfall, and more flash flooding. With hundreds of thousands of people still recovering from Winston and many still without proper shelter, the people of Fiji need your support.

While Zena isn't expected to be as damaging as Winston, it has the potential to impact the already weary people of Fiji drastically, in the days to come.

Thanks to the incredible support of people like you, we have been able to reach almost 9000 people with emergency drinking water and hygiene kits following Winston.

Our Pacific neighbours need our support – please help with a donation today to help overcome the impacts of Cyclone Winston and Cyclone Zena.