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UN helps save chimps from volcano

by {screen_name} | January 07, 2010
"multinational force Monuc - who are engaged in protecting DRC civilians from a bloody war - have offered Congolese conservation authorities the use of its Indian planes and helicopters to assess the damage at Virunga."
- Sideways News Reporter

Endangered chimpanzees and other wildlife in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being monitored by a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping aircraft following a volcanic eruption in Virunga National Park.

Nyamulagira, one of two active volcanoes inside the park, began erupting early on 2nd January and the lava has since spread 4km, reports New Scientist.

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