Knowledge, Attitudes & Practice around Heatwave in Karachi following a Forecast-based Heatwave Messaging Project
Organization: Action Against Hunger, welt hunger hilfe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, START Network, Karachi Urban HANDS
The humanitarian impact of extreme heat is an increasing concern, especially in low-income countries with limited access to quality healthcare and informal dwellings which can trap heat. This report analyses the knowledge, attitude and practice of Karachi residents in relation to managing extreme heat. It was conducted in 2020 following a messaging campaign led by HANDS related to extreme heat. The project was triggered through a disaster risk financing approach, using a heatwave model to trigger funding automatically when extreme heat was forecast.