Forest Fire (10686 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 10 Jun 2022

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 1006428
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Jun 2022 - 21 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 281 in the burned area
Burned area: 10686 ha
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*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 281 8302 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 281 10686 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Kiambi, Manono, Kitotolo, and Mulongo.

Radius Population
10 km 1200 people
5 km 1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kiambi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 56 km
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 69 km
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 72 km
Mulongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 8300 people 92 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
Kabombo 600 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 55 km
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 70 km
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 74 km
Luvua 1310 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 79 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 86 km
Mukoy 1600 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 101 km
Mitwaba 1597 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 108 km



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