Victims: images stir up immediate action

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Today’s internet technologies allow friends and families to keep each other posted within seconds no matter how far they live.

On Facebook, dramatic images taken in the aftermath of Cyclone Ian met with emotional reaction causing many  to initiate relief efforts so they could reach out to victims in Ha'apai.

Many Facebook users asked if anybody could provide contact details for the victims with the implication they wanted to help after viewing their photos on Facebook.

Cyclone Ian category five hit six islands of Ha'apai group in the weekend where 17 primary and secondary schools altogether were badly affected.

Almost 100 percent of the housing were either demolished or have major damage.

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