The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has joined UEFA in supporting the Oceania Football Confederation’s campaign to mobilise support for Tonga, following this month’s devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami.

The AFC has called on the Asian football family and world football to support the Li’oa Ma’a Tonga – Give your all, for Tonga campaign.

The campaign on Givealittle will raise funds to go towards repairing homes, securing essential equipment such as generators and assisting children with psychosocial recovery, health and safety and emergency kits through the OFC Emergency Programme.

“The AFC stands hand-in-hand with our sister Confederation, the OFC, and people of Tonga during this challenging time of crisis,” AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John said.

“Football has immense power to uplift communities and it is essential that we, as the Asian football community, extend our support to those who need us the most and the AFC encourages everyone to stand in solidarity with Tonga.”