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06 June 2022

Fire in Afghanistan

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Location of Event:Afghanistan
Date of Charter Activation:2022-06-06
Time of Charter Activation:13:11
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+07:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR on behalf of The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC)
Activation ID:760
Project Management:UNITAR

Wildfires in Afghanistan which started in the mountainous areas in Nuristan Province about 25 May 2022 have burned two hundred acres of forests . According to local sources, fires have been raging in the forest of Nurgram district of Nuristan Province and currently spreading into the Chapa Dara district of Kunar province in the country.

This is the first time a fire of this scale has burned in the forests of eastern Nuristan province in recent decades.



Fire hotspots in Nuristan and Kunar Provinces, Afghanistan as detected by VIIRS

Source: SPOT6
Acquired: 08/06/2022

Category: Gradient Monitoring Maps

Copyright: Includes material © AIRBUS DS (2022)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Wildfires in Nurgaram District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 02/06/2022

Category: Gradient Monitoring Maps

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022)
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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