Forest Fire (16718 ha) in Sudan 18 May 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 1014402
Countries: Sudan
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 May 2023 - 31 May 2023
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 525 in the burned area
Burned area: 16718 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 0.5 452 9185 23 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 452 9520 24 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 452 9968 25 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 452 12956 26 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 452 12993 27 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
6 0.5 525 14582 28 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
7 0.5 525 15734 30 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
8 0.5 525 15863 31 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
9 0.5 525 16718 01 Jun 2023 08:00 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 no people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area <1000 people



Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
A'ali an Nil Sudan 1.2 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 52 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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