Forest Fire (5687 ha) in Sudan 20 Nov 2021

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1003498
Countries: Sudan
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5687 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 5003 21 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5687 22 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Sudan , Region of Kurdufan (population 3,093,294) . The nearest places are and Malakal.

Radius Population
10 km 1100 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kurdufan Sudan 3.1 million people
A'ali an Nil Sudan 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Malakal Upper Nile Sudan City 93000 people 63 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Malakal MAK 387 Civ. Paved No 6000 60 km



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