Forest Fire (9927 ha) in Sudan 02 Dec 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 1010350
Countries: Sudan
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9927 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 7021 07 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8794 08 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8857 09 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9927 11 Dec 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Sudan , Region of Bahr al Ghazal (population 1,353,112) . The nearest places are and Wau.

Radius Population
10 km 1200 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bahr al Ghazal Sudan 1.4 million people
Al Istiwa'iyah Sudan 1.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Wau Western Bahr Al Ghazal Sudan City - 87 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
Wau Waw WUU 467 Civ. Unpaved No 7800 91 km



Nuclear plants

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