Wednesday, October 27, 2021

New York City promises aid to 2,400 Honduran immigrants displaced by early-morning fire

New York officials have pledged $27 million in immediate aid to 2,400 Honduran undocumented immigrants whose homes were razed by the arson fire that killed 10 people on Friday.

The assistance announcement was part of a statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing a number of other measures, including a multilingual hotline to connect the 1,000 Haitians who have taken in children that were evacuated from their homes in Port-au-Prince.

“Hundreds of people who were victims of the tragedy of the pre-dawn fire in these two migrant neighborhoods face a more immediate challenge than any other,” de Blasio said. “They have nowhere to go and are very worried. Today, we’re pledging to help them.”

New York State is committing up to $27 million in immediate aid to help 2,400 Honduran undocumented immigrants whose homes were razed by the arson fire that killed 10 people on Friday.

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