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Airbnb pledges to support up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine

Charity division Airbnb.org will offer refugees free short-term housing

Airbnb.org – the organisation that leverages Airbnb Inc’s resources to carry out charitable initiatives – has committed to helping people who have had to leave their homes due to the current conflict in Ukraine.

The stays will be funded by Airbnb Inc, donors to the Airbnb.org Refugee Fund, along with donations from Hosts through Airbnb.org.

Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk sent letters to leaders across Europe, starting with the leaders of Poland, Germany, Hungary and Romania, offering support in welcoming refugees within their borders. 

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A statement on the company’s website read: “While committing to facilitate short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine, Airbnb.org will work closely with governments to best support the specific needs in each country, including providing longer-term stays if necessary.”

Airbnb.org is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in moments of crisis. The organisation recently announced that it has provided housing to 21,300 Afghan refugees to date, and it has set a new goal of providing free, temporary housing to another 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and other regions. 

Fore more information, visit www.airbnb.org 

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