Forest Fire (16674 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 25 Jul 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 1008235
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Jul 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 890 in the burned area
Burned area: 16674 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 0.5 890 16674 14 Aug 2022 03:00 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 Kanunkina, Kahinda, Mwene-Ditu, Luputa, Kanda-Kanda, and Luiza.

Radius Population
10 km 200000 people
5 km 96000 people
2 km 38000 people
1 km 17000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 912 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 4243 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Oriental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.3 million people
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kanunkina Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 23 km
Kahinda Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 24 km
Mwene-Ditu Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 74 km
Luputa Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 77 km
Kanda-Kanda Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 89 km
Luiza Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 103 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mwene-Ditu 975 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 74 km
Kaniama 875 Civ. Paved No 4100 92 km
Kapanga KAP 922 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 98 km
Kaniama KNM 845 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 103 km
Luiza LZA 881 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 108 km

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Dams

Nuclear plants

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