Syracuse And Onondaga County Offering Safe Haven To Ukrainian Refugees

Syracuse, N.Y. - In a letter to President Biden Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon offered Syracuse and Onondaga County, already home to a large Ukrainian population, as a community “ready, willing and able” to host refugees from war torn Ukraine.

The offer comes as hundreds of thousands of Ukraine citizens have been forced to flee the country after a week of Russian attacks.

The Mayor and County Executive said "Syracuse and Onondaga County have historically served as a safe haven for refugees from various parts of the world."

They said "the community has long been home to a strong and proud Ukrainian community and that makes Central New York an ideal location where Ukrainian citizens can find shelter on a short-term basis until they can return to their homes or settle permanently to be free of unjustified violence and war."

You can see the entire letter here.

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