September 23, 2021

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Airbnb offers free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide

The site’s CEO calls on the big American bosses to act on “one of the most serious humanitarian crises of our time.”

Airbnb “20,000 Afghan refugees in the world to be welcomed for free” To answer “One of the worst humanitarian crises of our time”, Brian Cesky, co-founder of the Pier-to-Pier tourism rental site, announced Tuesday.

Airbnb “These shelters have to be paid for”, but “cannot (operate) without the generosity of (his) patrons”, Brian Cesky explains on his Twitter account, volunteering to report on the platform to people who want to welcome a refugee family for free.

Site for the downtrodden since 2012

Since 2012, the US company has allowed guests to find rooms for free for asylum seekers or refugees, thanks to its “Open Homes” site. “The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States and elsewhere is one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time.”, He wants, he believes he should “Akir” And hope “Encourage other business leaders to do the same.”

Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15, thousands were shot down at Hamid Karzai Airport, the country’s only exit, and more than 53,000 people were airlifted since July, set off from the Don Son Nut site during the plane crash. Of Saigon in 1975.

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