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DR Congo: Volcanic eruption in Goma - Situation Report No. 13, as of 06 June 2021

Situation Report
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• Visit of the Prime Minister in Goma

• WHO has strengthened epidemiological surveillance in North Kivu in response to the risk of epidemics

• 48 chlorination points are now operational in the health areas of the Lake Kivu coast


During his visit to Goma since 05 June, the Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge held two meetings with the humanitarian partners of the North Kivu province. The situation of people affected and displaced by the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano, and support for the return of these populations to their places of origin - both in the city of Goma and in the territory of Nyiragongo - were at the center of the discussions.

According to information from the government, the gradual and orderly return of the population should take into account the specific needs of the elderly, people with limited mobility, women, and children. The Prime Minister and his delegation visited Sake on Sunday 06 June to examine the current living conditions of displaced persons.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it has strengthened epidemiological surveillance in North Kivu province in response to the risk of epidemics. Particular attention is being paid to the surveillance of cholera, COVID-19 and other diseases with epidemic potential.

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