Airbnb has decided to offer free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide. Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky said it would pay for those stays.
On Sunday, a White House official said more than 30,000 people had been flown out of Kabul by the US and its allies since August 14.
Airbnb has decided to offer free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide as thousands of people try to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban regained control of the country last week.
On Twitter, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky said, “Airbnb will host 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide for free starting today.”
Starting today, Airbnb will host 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide for free.
– Brian Chesky (@bchesky) August 24, 2021
In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Airbnb would pay for these stays. “When you are ready to host a refugee family, get in touch and I will connect you with the right people here to make this possible,” he said.
Kabul Airport witnessed heartbreaking scenes of thousands of people flooding its premises and even holding onto planes on the runway to leave the country.
“The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel obliged to get stronger, ”said the Airbnb co-founder in another tweet.
It does so against the backdrop of growing Taliban hostility and the deteriorating security situation in Kabul after it fell to the militant force on August 15.
On Sunday, a White House official said that more than 30,000 people have been flown out of Kabul by the US and its allies since August 14, although it is not clear how many were Afghan nationals.
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