February 28, 2022
The organization’s leaders sent a letter to the leaders of Poland, Germany, Hungary and Romania offering to help them host the refugees.
Airbnb and its nonprofit organization, Airbnb.org, have announced that the latter will offer free short-term accommodation to up to 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine, the company said in a statement. Accommodation is provided by Airbnb, Airbnb.org Trust donors for refugees, and Airbnb.org accommodation providers.
On Monday, Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO, Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder and president of Airbnb.org, and Nathan Plicharczyk, Airbnb’s strategic director and co-founder, sent letters to European leaders (first in Poland, Germany, Hungary and Romania) for their support in Reception of refugees within the borders.
1. Airbnb and https://t.co/enqjlQB0rH We work with our hosts to house up to 100,000 refugees who have fled Ukraine for free
– Brian Chesky (@bchesky) February 28, 2022
Accordingly, Airbnb.org is committed to facilitating short-term accommodation for 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, while working closely with governments to support the specific needs of each country, including by providing long-term accommodation.
According to the announcement, Airbnb.org, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary accommodation for people in crises, builds on its ongoing work to support refugees and other displaced people around the world.
Last week, the organization announced that it had provided accommodation for 21,300 Afghan refugees and set a new goal of providing free temporary housing for an additional 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and other regions. The voltage is supplemented by the current display.
Over the past five years, Airbnb and Airbnb.org have provided more than 54,000 refugees and asylum seekers (including from Syria, Venezuela and Afghanistan) temporary housing through their partners.
Last year, Airbnb.org announced the creation of the Refugee Fund and mobilized more than 4,000 donors to support its work with refugees and asylum seekers around the world. In addition to supporting refugees, Airbnb.org has nearly a decade of experience providing emergency accommodation to those in need, New York State, New Orleans, Los Angeles County, and organizations in Italy and France.
Pictured is Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb.
Cover photo: Lviv, February 26, 2022 // People wait for a train at the largest railway station in Lviv, western Ukraine, to leave the country due to the Russian attack on Ukraine on February 26, 2022. // MTI/EPA/Mykola Tys
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