Forest Fire (5288 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 02 Aug 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 1008211
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Aug 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5288 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 5288 13 Aug 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 and Kamina.

Radius Population
10 km 3800 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no 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
Kamina Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 72000 people 62 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
Luniemu 1090 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 36 km
Kamina 1120 Civ. Unpaved No 4700 61 km
Kamina Base KMN 1080 Mil. Paved No 8800 84 km
Kaniama 875 Civ. Paved No 4100 97 km
Kaniama KNM 845 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 103 km



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