Airbnb announced its plans to temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees who are trying to escape the Taliban takeover.
“Today, Airbnb and Airbnb.org are announcing that Airbnb.org will provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide – the cost of which is funded through contributions to Airbnb.org from Airbnb and Brian Chesky, as well as donors to the Airbnb.org Refugee Fund,” announced Airbnb.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky added that the Afghans will be housed on all residences listed on their platform and that they will fund their whole stay.
“The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the U.S. and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a responsibility to step up,” said Chesky.
Since 2012, Airbnb claimed it has provided housing for 75,000 people in crisis Open Homes and Frontline stays programs.
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