Location: Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Event: There is an active fire at the UNICEF warehouse at the UtexAfrica compound in Gombe, Kinshasa. Increased traffic and emergency response vehicles are in the area. There is a large amount of smoke from the fire.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the UtexAfrica compound and surrounding area.
- Stay indoors with the windows closed if you are in the area of the smoke.
- Monitor local media.
- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa/Gombe, +243 81-556-0151/0152 or +243-972-616-193 (after hours and weekends).
- KinshasaUSCitizen@state.gov or ACSKinshasa@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
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