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Natural disasters

Tonga islands face food shortages a week after volcano eruption

Long-term aid to archipelago will be 'essential,' WHO official says

Debris from the tsunami litters a coastline in the Tonga capital of Nuku'alofa. (Broadcom Broadcasting via AP)

TOKYO/SYDNEY -- Food emergencies have broken out in parts of Tonga a week after a volcanic eruption and tsunami covered crops in ash, tainted water and cut off supplies to the tiny South Pacific archipelago, according to a World Health Organization official.

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