Forest Fire (22987 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 05 Jun 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 1006544
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 20 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 22987 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 0 22987 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Manono, Kitotolo, Kiambi, and Mulongo.

Radius Population
10 km 28000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km 8900 people
1 km 7900 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2812 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 31 km
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 32 km
Kiambi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 68 km
Mulongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 8300 people 105 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
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 30 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 56 km
Kabombo 600 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 71 km
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 86 km
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 121 km



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