Global Crisis Watch 243

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  • Global Crisis Watch 243
  • Friday, 22nd September at 13:00 BST
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The highlighted topics will include:

Diplomatic Tensions Rise as Canada Accuses India of Sikh Activist’s Killing:

A bitter diplomatic dispute has erupted between Canada and India following Canada’s claim of Indian involvement in the murder of a prominent Sikh activist on Canadian soil. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited “credible allegations” connecting India to the murder, prompting both countries to expel senior diplomats. Nijjar was a Canadian citizen and a prominent Sikh leader whose death led to outrage within Canada’s Sikh community. India has strongly denied the allegations, and this latest development strains already complicated relations between the two nations.

78th UN General Assembly Session:

World Leaders Unite to Address Global Challenges: As world leaders gather this week for the 78 th Session of the UN General Assembly, several have already addressed the world. President Biden’s remarks have particularly caught the eye of the public, as he reflected on the power of unity and cooperation. He emphasised the importance of international partnerships in addressing global challenges, expressing commitment to creating a more secure, prosperous and equitable world. Biden underscored the urgency of tackling the climate crisis, called for arms control, and condemned Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. He affirmed the principles of sovereignty, human rights, and territorial integrity while advocating for justice and equality. However, the spotlight of this year’s session was shared with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, who delivered his first live address since the onset of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

El Niño’s Arrival Sparks Early Heatwave and Fire Concerns in Australia:

Australia is facing an alarming start to its spring season, with temperatures in several towns breaking records and soaring as much as 15 degrees above normal. New South Wales declared “catastrophic” fire conditions on its southern coast, ordering school closures and prohibiting outdoor fires. This declaration coincides with the arrival of the El Niño weather pattern, signaling a hot and dry summer – a stark contrast to the cooler and wetter La Niña conditions of recent years. While conditions aren’t yet severe, the risk remains elevated, especially in areas with dried-out vegetation. The historical impact of El Niño on droughts and its potential economic consequences for agriculture are a cause for concern, especially as the country faces an elevated bushfire threat.

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