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Geneva Press Briefing: WMO, UNECE, WHO, UNHCR, OCHA, WFP
16 Apr 2021 -  Biweekly Geneva Press Briefing Chaired by Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief, Press and External Relations Section
ANNOUNCEMENTS
WMO Clare Nullis
Launch of the State of the Global Climate report with UNSG on Monday, 19 April, press conference at 5.30 p.m. CET

UNECE Jean Rodriguez
• 69th session of the Commission (20-21 April) “Promoting Circular Economy and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources”

WHO Fadela Chaib
• Details of the meeting on the Emergency committee on COVID-19

OTHER TOPICS
OCHA Jens Laerke
• Continued clashes involving non-state armed groups in northeast Nigeria, reports of civilians displacement, destruction of humanitarian assets, and mounting concern for the safety of humanitarians

UNHCR Babar Baloch
• Tens of thousands forced to flee violent attacks in Nigeria’s Borno State
• Violent attacks displace thousands in DR Congo’s Kasai Region

UNHCR Aikaterini Kitidi
• Civilians at risk from escalating fighting in Yemen’s Marib

WFP Tomson Phiri
• Briefing on West and Central Africa as soaring food prices and conflict drive the number of food insecure people
• Video News Release on how drought, hurricanes, COVID-19 are driving migration from Central America Dry Corridor countries that we will issue on Monday, 19 April 2021

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