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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to correspondents – in response to questions on Kassab, Syria

New York, 3 April 2014

Regarding questions on Kassab made at the noon briefing, the Spokesperson received the following information on 2 April:

Kassab remains an active conflict zone. There have been no missions conducted there. A large portion of the population has fled to Lattakia city and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has access to them there.

The UN has conducted two monitoring missions to Lattakia city since the start of displacement. Around 1,550 families from Kassab have been registered as internally displaced persons and are receiving assistance.