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DHA sends volcano expert into Goma

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The Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) is sending a volcanologist into Goma to immediately assess the current level of risk, in the event of a volcanic eruption, to people living in the Goma area, including refugees from Rwanda living in the camps.

The DHA expert is Professor Dario Tedesco, an Italian volcanologist formerly with the Osservatorio Vesuviano and currently visiting professor at Okayama University in Japan. He has experience in the management of volcanic phenomena which threaten human settlements.