Forest Fire (13126 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 20 Jul 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 1007484
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Jul 2022 - 25 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 657 in the burned area
Burned area: 13126 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 0.5 202 6473 26 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 657 13126 26 Jul 2022 08:27 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) . The nearest places are Idiofa, and Kikwit.

Radius Population
10 km 65000 people
5 km 42000 people
2 km 21000 people
1 km 11000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 418 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Idiofa Democratic Republic of the Congo City 19000 people 72 km
Kikwit Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 81 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
Mangai II 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 49 km
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 70 km
Idiofa IDF 701 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 71 km
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 82 km



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