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2022 In A Glance – Wrapping Up The Eventful Year

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2022 was a whirlwind of a year. Many different events took place that not only were significant but also will shape what 2023 looks like.

In this article, we point out a few of the most significant events, from climate and economic crisis to how this year was an absolute dream for people who enjoy sports. Saudi-Scoop has got it all covered for you!

1. Russia – Ukraine War:

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been high since February 24th. The situation was aggravated when Russia attacked Ukraine. Over 7.8 million Ukrainians have fled their country. Millions have been displaced.

Further, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, over 6,884 people have died due to Russia’s war on Ukraine. This number includes 429 children.

It was also mentioned that the accurate figures are likely to be ‘considerably higher.’ 

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The war also brought about a difficult time for the rest of the world. The world economy is facing difficulties. The problems included food shortages due to insufficient supply and price shocks. 

2. Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis:

In 2022, Sri Lanka faced the worst financial crisis in its history. Inflation rose at a staggering rate, and people couldn’t afford essential commodities.

These commodities included food, electricity, diesel, etc. Diesel prices became increasingly high, forcing people to stay home, and even hospitals found operating ambulances difficult.

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The people of Sri Lanka flooded the streets in protests to demand their rights. This led to Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister at the time, resigning.

The president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, fled from the country and was eventually forced to resign. These events left Sri Lanka completely in Political disarray. Ranil Wickremesinghe is the current president of Sri Lanka. He was elected on July 21st, 2022. 

3. Pakistan Floods:

In June 2022, severe floods hit Pakistan, mainly the province of Sindh. These floods resulted from higher-than-average monsoon rain, melting glaciers from the Northern areas of Pakistan, and heat waves. 

Over 1,700 people died, and almost 8 million people have been displaced. Further, the country took a massive hit since the infrastructure losses were astronomical. It is estimated that the losses that occurred were over 3.2 trillion RS.

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Financial aid poured in from all over the world, with people hoping to salvage the devastating situation. Moreover, many water-borne diseases were spread due to floods and standing water.

Due to this, multiple people in the rural areas were left in poor conditions with little to no medical assistance or aid. The situation started to settle in October. However, it is safe to say that the people affected by this still bear the consequences.

4. Queen Elizabeth II Dies:

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8th, 2022, at 3:10 pm UK time. She became the Queen when she was 25 and passed away at age 96.

She reigned for 70 years and 214 days, making her the first British monarch to reign for that long. Britain had a mourning period of 10 days.

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It was from the day of her death to the day of her funeral, which happened on September 19th. The cause of her death was ruled to be old age. Her son, Prince Charles of Wales, succeeded her on September 10th, 2022. His title changed to King Charles III.

5. Protests in Iran:

There was a massive outbreak of protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini. Amini was an Iranian woman who was beaten due to wearing her hijab ‘improperly.’

This sparked a massive uproar all over Iran, with as many as 90,000 peo