Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption
On Saturday 22 May 2021 Mount Nyiragongo volcano, located 10km from Goma in North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, suddenly erupted. This sudden volcanic eruption created panic within the population, leading to mass movement towards the south-west (from Goma to Sake town) and towards Rwanda (Rubavu). 30,000 people fled within the night, sheltering in evacuation centres, with host families or on the streets. It was reported that 288,404 people in Nyiragongo Territory were affected and 32 people lost their lives.