Help in the times of crisis: Airbnb offers temporary free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees

In a war torn country Afghanistan, many of its residents are fleeing from their homeland to other countries. In such a scenario Airbnb, the American company which operates online marketplace for lodging and tourism activities has offered temporary accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees.

Airbnb’s chief executive Brian Chesky has taken the initiative and has referred to the crisis as one of the biggest in the present day world. Brian also expects that other business leaders across the world should also come forward and do some humanitarian work for the Afghan refugees.

The company has also said that it was working with various non-governmental organisations to implement the accommodation help. Airbnb will also be contributing to the accommodation through the contributions raised through Airbnb.org Refugee Fund which was initiated in June 2021 with an objective of raising $25 million.

However, Airbnb has not yet clarified on the fact that till how long the Afghan refugees will be able to stay the accommodations provided.

According to reports by The New York Times, Airbnb told that it had placed 165 refugees in its housing facilities over the weekend across United States. The refugees were provided housing facilities across California, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington State, added Airbnb.

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