Forest Fire (22975 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 05 Sep 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 1009054
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Sep 2022 - 10 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 54 in the burned area
Burned area: 22975 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 7058 07 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 54 22975 28 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kivu (population 7,173,131) . The nearest places are and Pangi.

Radius Population
10 km 150000 people
5 km 140000 people
2 km 120000 people
1 km 43000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 266 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kivu The Democratic Republic of Congo 7.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pangi Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 87 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
Shabunda 560 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 10 km
Kalima KLY 551 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 59 km
Kamisuku 541 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 72 km



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