Airbnb to house 40,000 refugees — Analysis
Following its success in meeting the previous goal, the company now plans to host an additional 20,000 refugees at no cost.
Airbnb said Tuesday it will host 20,000 refugees, surpassing its original goal of providing accommodation for 21300 Afghan asylum seekers.
Airbnb hosts who offer rooms and entire houses to travellers through their site were asked last August by the company to provide spaces at a substantial discount or free of charge to Afghan refugees. The offer was accepted by more than 71,000 hosts, and others also offered to donate. Airbnb was founded in San Francisco. housed35% percent of Afghan refugees are in America, relocatingYou can take them to large cities, such as Atlanta in Georgia, and Sacramento, California.
The first step for refugees arriving from Afghanistan is to be brought to the US military base. A resettlement agency works to help them find their proper home in American communities. Airbnb provides affordable accommodation for refugees by offering them bookings either at no cost or at a very low price. These rates are paid by the donors.
Airbnb has partnered with more than 12 organizations including Women for Afghan Women (Women for Afghan Women) and International Rescue Committee (IRC). This is because activists are desperate to provide temporary accommodation for Afghan refugees after the US military left Afghanistan last fall, 20 years ago, and the Taliban took control.
Brian Chesky, the CEO at Airbnb, previously called The “displacement and resettlement”Afghan Refugees in the USA and abroad “one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time.”
The US admitted over 70,000 Afghan refugees as part of Operation Allies Welcome, but there have been numerous complaints about people struggling to be removed from the country and obtain visas, some of whom have even had to continue hiding from the Taliban while they wait.
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