Forest Fire (10542 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 1006605
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 586 in the burned area
Burned area: 10542 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 0.5 586 10542 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 Kanunkina, Luiza, and Kahinda.

Radius Population
10 km 36000 people
5 km 33000 people
2 km 28000 people
1 km 14000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2394 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kanunkina Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 86 km
Luiza Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 101 km
Kahinda Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 103 km

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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
Kapanga KAP 922 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 31 km
Luiza LZA 881 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 104 km

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Dams

Nuclear plants

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