Forest Fire (21276 ha) in Sudan 01 Jan 2023

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 1011489
Countries: Sudan
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Jan 2023 - 17 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 11050 in the burned area
Burned area: 21276 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 11050 21276 17 Jan 2023 21:13 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Sudan , Region of Al Istiwa'iyah (population 1,406,181) . The nearest places are and Juba.

Radius Population
10 km 120000 people
5 km 92000 people
2 km 54000 people
1 km 19000 people
Burned Area 11000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 380 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Juba Bahr Al Jebel Sudan City 150000 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
Juba JUB 460 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 93 km
Moyo OYG unknown 0 102 km



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