EFESydney, Australia

A week after the violent eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano and the subsequent tsunami, the Pacific island of Tonga is gradually picking itself up with the help of a steady flow of international aid.

The Tonga government on Saturday released only its second official statement since the natural disaster last weekend in which it said 84% of the population had been affected by the fallout of volcanic ash and the tsunami that surged through the island chain. EFE