Tonga faces significant damage, communications shutdown after tsunami and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Tonga after a volcanic eruption and tsunami, the detention of critically ill Palestinian teen Amal Nakhleh, and more

January 17, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at the situation in Tonga after a volcanic-eruption triggered a tsunami; the continued arbitrary administrative detention of a critically-ill Palestinian child, 17 year old Amal Nakhleh, by Israel; an open letter released by activists, lawyers, and politicians in Argentina demanding an end to the 6 year long detention of Indigenous activist Milagro Sala; and a decision by the Philippines’ election commission dismissing a petition against the candidature of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the upcoming presidential election.