A burning emergency: extreme heat and the right to health in Pakistan

Global action is urgently needed as series of extreme heatwaves in Pakistan wreak havoc on human rights, Amnesty International said in its new report ‘A Burning Emergency: Extreme heat and the right to health in Pakistan’. The report, released on World Environment Day, examines the impacts of extreme heat in Pakistan on people’s lives and right to health and livelihoods. It highlights the struggles of people living in poverty in some of the hottest cities in the world.