Cold snap threatens most vulnerable in US

New York city shelters take in close to 55,000 homeless people every night, including 22,000 children.

    New York shelters are taking about 55,000 homeless people, 22,000 of whom are children, every night as the city suffers from a prolonged cold snap.

    The city's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has reinstated a law which guarantees shelter to anyone whenever the temperature drops below freezing for more than four hours.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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