Brian Cesky, the company’s CEO, said the move was a response “One of the greatest humanitarian crises of our era” and their responsibility to help something.
Cesky, co-founder of Airbin, said: “I hope other companies will do the same. We have no time to waste.
“As thousands of Afghan refugees are being resettled around the world, their stay will be the first chapter of their new lives. Start again, but welcome home,” he added.
Airbnb CEO Brian Cesky announced that it would provide free accommodation for 20,000 Afghans worldwide.
Offerings begin immediately and the company says it is working with NGOs on the ground to help with the most important needs.
He explained that Airbnb would collaborate with resettlement agencies and voluntary organizations to “go where the need is” and change the type of initiative and support needed.
“From today, the RPNP will provide free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide,” Chesky wrote on Twitter.
“We’re going to pay for these shelters, but we can’t do that without the generosity of our‘ hosts ’(people who rent their property on the platform),” he said.
The agency said accommodation costs would be funded by contributions from individuals who donate to the Airbnb and Chesky and Airbnb.org refugee funds.Funding created by the organization for policies to support refugees.
Chesky asked interested guests to help contact him.
“The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises today,” he said.
People who rent their properties in Airbnb have long been encouraged on stage to donate shelters to “people in crisis”.
The project began in response to Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when more than 1,000 people needed emergency shelter after New York was hit in 2012.
Image courtesy of the US Marine Corps shows people boarding Globemaster III C-17 at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 18, 2021 during an evacuation. Nicolas Guevara
Since then, it has helped more than 75,000 people, according to Airbnb.
The company launched the Open Homes initiative in 2017, helping its host community donate their assets free of charge to disaster and conflict survivors.
Since then, the initiative has provided free accommodation to people affected by the earthquake in Mexico City, California and Australia, as well as fire and other disasters.
Later, the company founded its own voluntary charity, Airbnb.org, which helps people exchange and share shelter and resources in times of crisis.
Last week, the International Rescue Committee and the Church provided emergency funding to the World Service to guarantee the temporary stay of 1,000 Afghan refugees.
Last weekend, it provided shelter for 165 refugees shortly after landing in the United States.
“Affordable accommodation is urgently needed and needed,” said David Miliban, chairman of the International Rescue Team.