Forest Fire (10159 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 26 Aug 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 1008673
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 26 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 2192 in the burned area
Burned area: 10159 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 1879 8621 28 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 2192 10159 29 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 120000 people
5 km 48000 people
2 km 21000 people
1 km 20000 people
Burned Area 2200 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 7448 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 98 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 1 km
Oshwe 470 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 76 km
Bindja 366 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 79 km
Bongimba 450 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 94 km
Idiofa IDF 701 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 102 km
Basongo BAN 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 106 km



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