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#NyiragongoEruption: DP World Donates Relief Materials To Victims

DP World has handed over relief materials for Nyiragongo volcanic eruption victims to the DR Congo gov’t, promising to do more.

DP World, an international trading company operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo has donated 21 tons of relief materials to the Congolese government as its own contribution towards assisting persons affected by the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption.

The materials consisting of household equipment and personal hygiene articles were handed over by Claude Makoso, Director of the DP World affiliate in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

The items were received by Dr  Roger Kamba, Special Adviser to the Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi.

Also present at the ceremony which took place in Goma were Laurent Tchelu, Regional Secretary General of Government Humanitarian Assistance and General Kangudia, member of the Goma Task Force which oversees humanitarian assistance operations in Goma.

According to Claude Makoso, a second lot of humanitarian assistance consisting of 40 tons of goods will be arriving in Goma by the end of next week and would consist among other materials, tarpaulins, mattresses, bedsheets, soap and mosquito nets.

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