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Airbnb Will Provide Free Temporary Housing for Afghan Refugees

Airbnb says it will provide housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees around the world for free. The refugees will be staying in properties listed on the company’s website.

The stays are funded through contributions to Airbnb.org from Airbnb and Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s CEO and co-founder, as well as donors to the Airbnb.org Refugee Fund, according to the company.

“As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees resettle around the world, where they stay will be the first chapter in their new lives,” Chesky said in a news release Tuesday. “For these 20,000 refugees, my hope is that the Airbnb community will provide them with not only a safe place to rest and start over, but also a warm welcome home.

Read the source article at npr.org

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