NEW YORK (Sputnik) — As a result of the ongoing Syrian civil war, 250,000 Syrians have been killed and more than 11 million forced to leave their homes. About four million of displaced Syrians have fled abroad, triggering an international refugee crisis.
"The de Blasio Administration welcomes the thousands of Syrian refugees seeking safety and stability," the statement said. "We are prepared to provide necessary support to all refugees who are resettled in our city."
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that at least 78 Syrian refugees have resettled in the New York metropolitan area since October 1, 2014.
De Blasio’s Office added that it is working alongside several US government agencies and non-governmental organizations to provide education and health care to all refugees, regardless of their immigration status.