Forest Fire (10008 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 24 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 1008684
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 4056 in the burned area
Burned area: 10008 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 3146 10008 28 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 4056 12393 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 Kikwit.

Radius Population
10 km 86000 people
5 km 58000 people
2 km 29000 people
1 km 15000 people
Burned Area 4100 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1026 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
Kikwit Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 106 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
Masi-Manimba MSM 595 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 6 km
Lunkuni 483 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 83 km
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 94 km
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 103 km



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