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Heat at COP28 Highlights Risks to Migrant Workers

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Workers at a construction site as the UAE implements a midday work break from 12.30pm to 3.30pm for laborers to help cope with the heat, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2023. © 2023 Rula Rouhana/Reuters Upon the opening of the 28th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, delegates were immediately met with a suffocating heat lingering in the outdoor badge collection line snaking through Expo City Dubai. Event security handed out water to the mostly shaded attendees waiting to enter the air-conditioned…

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