Forest Fire (19080 ha) in Laos 18 Mar 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1012919
Countries: Laos
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Mar 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 796 in the burned area
Burned area: 19080 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 16 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Thailand’s extreme air pollution: ’I feel sorry for my daughter’ 17 mi ... 2023-04-02T10:43+0200.

For the past few weeks, Thommamoon Khowasat has painstakingly explained to his four year-old daughter that the yellow cloud they see outside their window - which has tickled her imagination - is actually a danger to her health. It's a scare
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News2 hours ago People in Fear Northern Thailand’s Extreme PM2.5 Air P ... 2023-03-31T23:07+0200.

Fear has gripped northern Thailand, where millions of people are struggling to breathe due to lethal PM2.5 air pollution. Widespread farm burning and forest fires have produced even thicker smog than usual, choking communities and exposing
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Forest fires degrade air quality in north Thailand 2023-04-01 Forest f ... 2023-03-31T18:08+0200.

Forest fires in northern Thailand are threatening to worsen the country’s air pollution, which has sent nearly 2 million people to hospitals with respiratory illnesses since the beginning of the year. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha o
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Yellow Clouds of Doom: How Thailand’s forest fires have made millions ... 2023-03-31T13:55+0200.

Air quality has worsened in Thailand, sending millions to hospitals with respiratory issues this year alone. Raging forest fires and large-scale farm burning have contributed to air pollution, with the condition particularly bad this year.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (28), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),