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Mount Nyiragongo eruption has worsened displacement crisis in DRC – 350Africa

Mount Nyiragongo eruption

On Saturday May 22, 2021, Nyiragongo volcano which is located near the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), erupted. As a result, at least 32 lives were lost and nearly 4500 homes were destroyed, leaving an estimated 20,000 people homeless. The Mount Nyiragongo eruption is said to have worsened displacement crisis in DRC Officials have since ordered ...

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UNICEF: 400,000 fled Congolese city fearing another volcano eruption

Mount Nyiragongo

Calm has been restored in the Congolese city of Goma, after thousands of people fled the metropolis, fearing that a nearby volcano could erupt again. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters According to UNICEF on Friday, about 400,000 people, including some 280,000 children, were forced overnight outside. Authorities ordered a ...

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Over 170 children missing following volcanic eruption in DRC’s Goma district

Mount Nyiragongo

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday, May 23, 2021 that hundreds of children and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Goma district are at risk following the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. An aerial view shows lava flowing from the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Photo credit: MONUSCO/Reuters The sky turned red and lava spewed from ...

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