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70% of Tongan population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

February 14, 2018

The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita.

Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

February 12, 2018

Oxfam is on standby to respond to Cyclone Gita, as latest forecasts predict the storm could intensify up to a category 5 cyclone before affecting Tonga later tonight.

Tonga braces for Cyclone Winston

February 18, 2016

As Cyclone Winston bears down on Tonga, Oxfam New Zealand is preparing a two-pronged response: helping local communities recover from cyclone damage and ensuring the risk of the present Zika virus spreading is minimised. 

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Our Cyclone Gita response continues

June 27, 2018

Facing hardship, but striving for self-reliance

October 31, 2017

Story by Kamilo 'Ali, Oxfam's Polynesia Micronesia Livelihoods Programme Manager, 13.10.2017 Seven years ago, Sione Te’i fell from a multi-storied building and completely paralysed both of his legs. He’s confined to a wheelchair 24/7, with his legs covered, which seriously limits income-generating opportunities for him.

Turning coconuts into jobs

January 15, 2016

An Oxfam initiative in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga is harnessing the properties of the coconut, driving change and giving local communities opportunities for generations to come. Read this story through beautiful images.

Latest stories

August 14, 2014

Tauranga-based Heilala Vanilla has partnered with Oxfam's partner the Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) to produce Virgin Coconut Oil for the global market. This partnership is strengthening the vitality of Tongan villages and building economic independence for young people.

December 28, 2012

The Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) has got it licked with their new venture into ice cream.  

September 4, 2012

Two groups of women in Tongatapu have taken their first steps into the world of market gardening, earning their own money for the first time in their lives.

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Entering Uncharted Waters