Forest Fire (28686 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 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 1006509
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 20 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 28686 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 0 28686 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Oriental (population 3,322,019) . The nearest places are and Katako-Kombe.

Radius Population
10 km 7100 people
5 km 5000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2470 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 22447 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Oriental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Katako-Kombe Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 16000 people 20 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
Katako'Kombe 603 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 24 km
Dikungu 560 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 75 km
Tshumbe 350 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 80 km
Lodja LJA 502 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5300 87 km
Oduku 564 Civ. Unpaved No 8200 98 km



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