UN hopes to send assessment team to Syria soon

August 17, 2011 23:57


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UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said on Wednesday that it hopes to send a team to Syria in the near future to carry out a long-delayed UN assessment of the humanitarian situation in areas hit by a government crackdown.

"We hope that we are very nearly at the point where a mission will be able to go in and we'll be able to make assessments," UN humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos told reporters in New York.

Damascus has yet to allow the world body to send a team to Syria, where the government has been clamping down on pro-democracy protesters since March, despite months of urging by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Amos.

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