Forest Fire (10816 ha) in Sudan 18 Mar 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 1013105
Countries: Sudan
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Mar 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 2 in the burned area
Burned area: 10816 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

GDACS Score


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 2 9497 29 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 2 10816 30 Mar 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Sudan , Region of A'ali an Nil (population 1,241,526) .

Radius Population
10 km 6000 people
5 km 1200 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 30 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
A'ali an Nil Sudan 1.2 million people
Ilubabor Ethiopia 1.3 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Zhoushan unknown 0 48 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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