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Fifty million more people face heat-related risks

Situation attributed to COVID-19, which has increased global cooling access challenges for the first time. • New report finds major increase in urban and rural poor populations at high risk from a lack of access to cooling, totaling 1.09 billion people. • Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa at highest risk, with poverty impact of COVID-19 and rapidly growing hot cities contributing to increased risk. • Access to sustainable cooling is critical to ensure nutrition, health and safety of the most vulnerable.

Added: May 5, 2021 | By CCME Content Team