Airbnb’s nonprofit organization, airbnb.org, is stepping up to the plate once again to assist, this time, Afghan refugees with temporary housing worldwide.
The humanitarian crisis has displaced tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Both Airbnb and Airbnb.org have announced that they will be providing temporary housing to more than 20,000 Afghan refugees globally.
Hurricanes, fires, Covid 19 frontline workers, and Afghan refugees are just some of the hard-hit communities needing support.
Airbnb and Airbnb.org are collaborating with resettlement agencies and their partners to help wherever necessary. They are reaching out internationally to businesses to encourage a united front to provide urgent support to the Afghan people.
Brian Chesky, founder, and CEO stated, “As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees resettle around the world, where they stay will be the first chapter in their new lives. For these 20,000 refugees, my hope is that the Airbnb community will provide them with not only a safe place to rest and start over but also a warm welcome home.”
Airbnb and Airbnb.org have linked approximately 25,000 refugees with temporary housing over several years, including the Afghans and Iraqi people participating in the US Special Immigrant Visa Program (SIV).
Airbnb.org announced the creation of the $25 million Refugee Fund to expand their support of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide significantly.
Airbnb is confident that hosts and guests around the world will be anxious to rise up and uphold this massive effort – and in the very near future, Airbnb and Airbnb.org plan to give hosts and the community details that will support the cause. For more information about how to become a host and join the efforts, visit their website at airbnb.org.
Holly Lynn, Queen of Capital™, is an Airbnb Magician and a short-term rental manager. For more on short-term renting, contact Holly at [email protected] or by text at 415-317-6071