Arab nations are facing a challenging battle to combat wildfires ignited by scorching heat in their forests.
Soaring temperatures are exacerbating existing challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region, leaving the most vulnerable populations to bear the brunt of extreme heat, further compounding their struggles.
The World Health Organisation expressed concern about the impact of heat on individuals with pre-existing medical conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and asthma, which are prevalent in the MENA.
Similarly, the World Meteorological Organization issued warning of an increased risk of deaths linked to excessively high temperatures.
Many societies in the region are grappling with power and water outages, creating a combustible mix of challenges for the people of Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, and beyond.