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Mount Nyiragongo - lava flows in 2002 (17th

Located on the Kivu part of the Albertine rift, the Western branch
of the Great African rift valley.
It is located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo.
20 km north of the town of Goma…

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the central part of Poor quality of life lead to excessive
Goma city looting of homes and shops.
2/4 hospitals, 80/150 15% of population without electricity
pharmacies destroyed
Destroyed airport meant aid was
Aprox. 400,000 people
difficult to receive.
fled to Rwanda
escape. No shelter.
120,00 people left homeless

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USAID provided $25,000 to the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa and
$25,000 to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda for relief assistance in
USAID worked with NGOs and UN agencies to provide
approximately $5.0 million in assistance
On January 18, USAID deployed an assistance team consisting of

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Long term

Never-the-less, temporary camps grew up in some of the
untouched schools and church compounds- which later had
to be evacuated as a major effort was made to restart

By late February, several thousand people remain at the
Esco camp- a transit camp - located eight km west…

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In February, USAID/OFDA provided three seismographs to help predict future




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