- In January 2002, Mount Nyiragongo - situated in the African Fift Valley in the Central African Republic - erupted causing a 1000km wide river of basalt lava.
- It flowed into the city of Goma, killing 100 people due to the poisonous gas being emitted and the scorching lava itself.
- The lava and earthquakes destroyed 12,500 homes.
- 400,000 people were evacuated as the eruption was predicted.
- As a result of the evacuation, refugee camps became overcrowded.
- The mainswater supplies cause concern incase of spread of disease.
- Acid rain caused by poisonous gases affected crops and farm animals making farmers lose income.
- Most of the people that lived…