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USCRI Policy Snapshot- Displacement In The Climate Change Era

By USCRI June 11, 2021

On May 22, 2021, Mount Nyiragongo erupted near the densely populated city of Goma, the capital of the North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lava flows advanced toward neighborhoods north of the city’s airport.

Shortly after the volcanic eruption, officials were concerned about displacement to and from Sake, an area northwest of Goma that is prone to cholera outbreaks. With cases recorded in Sake before the eruption, officials worried that displacement from the eruption may fuel the spread of cholera into new areas. Some roadways were also damaged or cut off from the eruption, affecting humanitarian operations and raising concerns of higher food prices and transport costs. Read the full article here: USCRI Policy Snapshot- Displacement In The Climate Change Era


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