Forest Fire (6660 ha) in Sudan 20 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 1014520
Countries: Sudan
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 May 2023 - 01 Jun 2023
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6660 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 6400 29 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6660 03 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 4300 people
5 km 3200 people
2 km 1900 people
1 km 1300 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 6650 ha WDPA

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.




Nuclear plants

More information

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