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Rep. Bass Statement Eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

May 24, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

“My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives and those who have been displaced after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The volcano eruption has damaged the water reservoir and affected water supplies, causing tens of thousands of residents to flee to neighboring Rwanda after the volcano erupted on Saturday evening. I urge the international community to support the governments of the DRC and Rwanda in aiding citizens to get the resources they need.”