Summer means suffering: how workers survive intense Gulf heat

Like millions of other migrant labourers in the Gulf, one of the world’s hottest and driest regions, construction worker B. Sajay does not welcome summer.

“We work in very high temperatures, this is the nature of our work. And yes, we suffer from severe heat,” the Indian national told AFP in Muscat, the capital of Oman.

Although summer has only just begun, temperatures have already topped 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in parts of the desert region, which is bearing the brunt of climate change.


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