Popular accommodation platform Airbnb.org has announced it will offer free, short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine.
The company co-founders have sent letters to leaders across Europe, starting with Romania, Germany, Hungary and Poland extending a supportive hand welcoming refugees within their borders. They have also promised to work closely with their governments to provide the best specific support depending on their needs, including longer stays if needed.
This announcement is part of a bigger movement by Airbnb to support refugees and displaced people around the world.
Just last month they announced that they’ve provided housing for 21,300 Afghan refugees, and shared a new goal to provide temporary housing to another 20,000 refugees from Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Afghanistan and other regions.
Over the last five years, Airbnb has managed to connect over 54,000 refugees and asylees from Afghanistan, Syria, Venezuela and others with temporary housing through Airbnb.org partners.
In 2021 Airbnb revealed their Refugee Fund and has secured over 4,000 donors to help fund their support for refugees and asylum seekers around the globe.
“We know that Hosts and guests on Airbnb around the world are eager to stand up and assist this massive effort to help those fleeing Ukraine,”
If you’re interested in becoming a part of their initiative by offering free or reduced rates head over to www.airbnb.org/help-ukraine.
Their stays will be covered by donations and through the selflessness of other Hosts.