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Half a million without water in DR Congo – charity

A reservoir and pipes were damaged when Mount Nyiragongo erupted on 22 May.

Half a million without water in DR Congo – charity

Half a million without water in DR Congo – charity photo credit: canva

Nearly 500 000 people in the DR Congo have been left without clean drinking water after a volcano erupted, the charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned.

Cholera is endemic

It says because cholera is endemic and poses a great threat there is an urgent need to provide people in the eastern city of Goma with safe drinking water.

A reservoir and pipes were damaged when Mount Nyiragongo erupted on 22 May. Hundreds of thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes.

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