Airbnb pledges to host 20,000 Afghan refugees
With thousands of folks scrambling to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized the state, Airbnb has pledged to give cost-free housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees..
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Tuesday the rental logistics enterprise would offer free housing for up to 20,000 refugees fleeing Afghanistan in host destinations all-around the world.
“The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and somewhere else is a single of the most significant humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a obligation to move up,” Chesky wrote in a collection of tweets announcing the move.
The business will fork out for the housing of the Afghan refugees, who will be housed by partnered hosts in metropolitan areas about the environment. Non-governmental companies and regional partners helping refugees resettle will also be involved in the approach.
Chesky did not say how lengthy the refugees will be presented housing or if the enterprise is assisting with any extended-time period resettlement initiatives.
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The U.S. has ferried much more than 70,000 people out of Afghanistan, while other nations like Canada, France and Germany and the United Kingdom have also taken refugees.
Airbnb did not specify in which international locations it would house refugees, but it operates in all nations accepting displaced Afghans.
The partnership is not the first time Airbnb has utilised its housing to aid these in have to have. In March 2020, the organization supplied up to 100,000 web-sites for totally free lodging to health-related 1st responders and reduction staff combatting the coronavirus pandemic.