(Noun) assistance in time of difficulty

(Verb) to provide help in a difficult situation

In Context

“Throughout much of Mexico City on Tuesday, nightfall brought an eerie quietude, as businesses closed early and people sought the succor of their families at home. But in the hardest hit neighborhoods, the landscape was different: blocks cast in darkness from power failures were punctuated by nodes of intense activity.”

Kirk Semple,“Mexico City Volunteers Venture Out in Force to Aid Quake Victims,”The New York Times, 2017.