Forest Fire (13688 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 Jun 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 1006780
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 4350 in the burned area
Burned area: 13688 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 4350 13688 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Occidental (population 3,162,753) . The nearest places are Luiza, Kanunkina, and Kahinda.

Radius Population
10 km 170000 people
5 km 110000 people
2 km 65000 people
1 km 37000 people
Burned Area 4400 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 12730 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Luiza Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 61 km
Kanunkina Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 77 km
Kahinda Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 93 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
Luiza LZA 881 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 65 km
Kapanga KAP 922 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 67 km
Mwene-Ditu 975 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 104 km
Tshibala 697 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 107 km



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