Forest Fire (124411 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 1006555
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 16 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 4930 in the burned area
Burned area: 124411 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 4930 124411 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) .

Radius Population
10 km 98000 people
5 km 65000 people
2 km 46000 people
1 km 31000 people
Burned Area 4900 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 3458 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

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Nuclear plants

More information

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