Volcanic Eruption

Caritas Nyundo’s distribution of shelter materials following the eruption of Mt Nyiragongo. Credit: Caritas Nyundo Diocese

Catholic Entity Says Partnership in Response to DR Congo Volcanic Eruption “a success”

Feb 26, 2022

The partnership in response to the volcanic eruption that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Goma town, which borders Rwanda's Rubavu District was successful, officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said.

Some women and children at the Salesian farm in Shasha in DR Congo. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians in DR Congo Resettling Children Evacuated following May Volcanic Eruption

Jul 31, 2021

Members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are resettling hundreds of children who had been evacuated from their Centre following the May Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Goma.

Logo Caritas Australia/ Credit: Caritas Australia

“Hundreds of thousands” Still Needy after DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption: Caritas Australia

Jul 10, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Australia, the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the largest country in Oceania, has said hundreds of thousands of people are still in “urgent need” of assistance more than a month after Mt. Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted.

Trocaire supports hygiene and sanitation projects in Mabukulu Village in Eastern DR Congo./ Credit: Garry Walsh/Trocaire

Bishops in Ireland Offer Financial Support to Victims of DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption

Jun 23, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, through their overseas development agency, Trócaire, facilitated the procurement and distribution of food to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees seeking shelter in Rwanda after the eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo. 

Logo of the Diocese of Goma/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in DR Congo Appeal for Support for Victims of Volcanic Eruption

Jun 4, 2021

The Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are appealing for support to reach out to thousands of people displaced from Goma, a city in the Eastern region of the country that experienced a volcanic eruption last month.

Thousands evacuated from Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo following threats of another volcanic eruption. Credit: Nelson Mantama

Catholic Bishop in DRC Appeals for Humanitarian Aid for Displaced amid Volcanic Eruptions

May 30, 2021

Humanitarian assistance is being sought for the hundreds of thousands displaced persons after the volcanic eruptions from Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) forced residents of the Eastern city of Goma to flee “in all directions.”

Residents fleeing Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in Goma/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

A Double Whammy of Volcanic Tremors and Militant Threats in DR Congo

May 27, 2021

There is mounting confusion in Goma, a city in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that recently experienced a volcanic eruption where residents are unable to decide between fleeing and staying put, away from militants who are situated outside the city.

Lava from Mount Nyiragongo in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo/ Courtesy Photo

Tension, Vigilance in Goma, DR Congo amid Tremors from Volcanic Eruption: Catholic Officer

May 24, 2021

Tension is still high in Goma, a city in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is experiencing earth tremors as the aftermath of a volcanic eruption that rocked the city over the weekend.