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Blinken Pledges $240 Million in New Aid for Migrants and Refugees

Antony Blinken

Antony Blinken

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $240 million in new humanitarian assistance and regional aid in the Western Hemisphere as the US seeks to stem a migration crisis that’s becoming an increasingly big political liability for President Joe Biden.

The money will “help meet the needs of refugees and migrants throughout our hemisphere, including providing health services, shelter, education and legal assistance,” Blinken said Thursday at a meeting of the Organization of American States in Lima.