Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC (May 22, 2021)
Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Event: There is a volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo located north of Goma. Volcanic experts report the lava flow is currently heading northeast away from the city. There are no plans to evacuate Goma at this time. The U.S. Embassy urges caution in the area of the volcano. Monitor local media for updates and follow instructions of local authorities.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media and official government channels.
- Follow instructions of local authorities.
- Do not go toward the volcano.
- 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).
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
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