“A lot of people were impacted, it may not be physically but mentally, that’s something we’re trying to address."
Speaking to FBC News, he said much of the trauma that remains is unseen.
“We may be able to build houses now, but addressing mental health issues will take longer.”
Of the 80,000 people in Tonga affected by the disaster, 28,000 are children.
Save the Children Tonga country lead Maa’imoa Mafile’o says many kids are still struggling.