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UN ready to assist Tonga after volcano eruption, tsunami
January 16, 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over the reports of a tsunami, affecting Tonga following the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific nation.

In a statement, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq said that the United Nations offices in the Pacific are closely monitoring the situation and are on standby to provide support, if requested.

Earlier, in Tonga, massive underwater volcanic eruption flooded Pacific coastlines from Japan to the United States.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center already issued warnings for countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States.