Pakistan: Extreme weather: Searing heatwaves and torrential rains in Pakistan, and their impact on Pakistan

From March-May 2022, Pakistan recorded some of the highest temperatures in the country in the last 60 years. The heat waves from March to mid-June are now followed by the onset of the monsoon in parts of the country with flash flood warnings and torrential rains causing loss of life and damage to property. Pakistan is one of the most affected countries in the world by climate change, putting marginalized groups at high risk, exacerbating public health concerns, increasing demands for energy, reducing access to food, all affecting the right to an adequate standard of living.

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