ANZASW’s Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Whakaari Volcanic Eruption
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Whakaari volcanic eruption that took place on 9 December 2019. Tragically killing 22 and critically injuring many others.
ANZASW extends our sympathies and thoughts to the victims’ family and whānau as well as the survivors who continue to live with the trauma and ongoing consequences of the eruption.
We would like to also acknowledge and thank the many social workers who have and who continue to work with the victims of the eruption. The work of these social workers has been critical in the recovery and rehabilitation of the victims.
ANZASW also acknowledges the incredible work of the rescue personnel who risked their own lives in order to save those of others.