Humanitarian supplies transported to Tonga


Humanitarian supplies transported to Tonga (0.42 mins)

The first aircraft load of humanitarian supplies was transported to Tonga on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster along with an Australian Defence Force Support Response Team, in the wake of Tropical Cycle Gita. The cyclone, a category 5 storm struck Tonga in the early hours of the 13th February, 2018, with winds in excess of 210 kilometres an hour. Following a request from the Tongan Government, Australia acted swiftly to deploy shelter, kitchen, hygiene kits and other lifesaving equipment. The Australian Defence Force is playing a vital role in transporting these supplies, which will provide immediate relief to over 2000 people in need.

Publish Date 13 Feb 2018
Tags V20180052
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