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EU allocates close to $2.5M to DR Congo volcano eruption victims

The European Commission has allocated emergency humanitarian funding of €2 million (close to $2.5M) for those affected by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management said although the situation remains fluid and the full extent of the damage is not yet known, it is already clear that the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo and the continuing seismic activity has displaced hundreds of thousands of people in and around Goma.

“The emergency funding will be used to respond to the immediate needs of the affected people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Rwanda,” he added.​​​​​​​

This funding is in addition to the €160,000 ($195,000) previously allocated in support of the Congolese Red Cross society.

africa.cgtn.com

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