Forest Fire (16639 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 09 Aug 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 1016940
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Aug 2023 - 21 Aug 2023
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 3036 in the burned area
Burned area: 16639 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Global Air Pollution: A Greater Health Risk than Smoking or Alcohol – ... 2023-08-30T03:30+0200.

2023-08-29 20:29:02. Air pollution poses a greater risk to global health than smoking or alcohol consumption, and this danger is exacerbated in certain regions of the world such as Asia and Africa, details a study published on Tuesday, Augu
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Air pollution is the world’s biggest threat to health2023-08-29T23:36+0200.

Fine particle pollution increases the risk of developing lung disease, heart disease, stroke or cancer . Permanent compliance with the threshold for exposure to fine particles set by the World Health Organization (WHO) would make it possibl
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Air pollution, the world’s biggest threat to human health, according t ... 2023-08-29T09:43+0200.

Air pollution poses a greater risk to global health than smoking or alcohol consumption, and this danger is exacerbated in certain regions of the world such as Asia and Africa, details a study published on Tuesday. According to this report
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Cheap Moto G32 at Extra2023-08-29T08:59+0200.

But despite this observation, the funds allocated to the fight against air pollution represent only a tiny fraction of those, for example, dedicated to infectious diseases, points out the report. Fine particle pollution increases the risk o
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