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Prayer for Peace, DPRK & other topics - Daily…

Prayer for Peace, DPRK & other topics - Daily Press Briefing
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Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of yet another long-range ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. 

Somalia has now been affected by flooding – which has now affected some 175,000 people. That’s up from 100,000 just two weeks ago. Overall, 140,000 men, women and children have been displaced due to the flooding. We and our partners are responding with assistance for more than 100,000 men, women and children – including food, shelter, cash assistance and hygiene kits. We are also rehabilitating latrines and pre-positioning cholera kits and investigation tools – and tracing tools for cholera and other diseases.  

Today is the World Chagas Disease Day, and the theme for this year is “Time to integrate Chagas disease into primary health care”.   

Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will be joined by religious leaders to hold a special ‘Prayer for Peace’ moment here at UN Headquarters. 

Máximo Torero, the Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), briefed reporters on the latest report by FAO on the Status of Women in Agrifood Systems.