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‘Biggest humanitarian crisis of our time’: Airbnb to provide free housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees


August 24, 2021

Airbnb has announced that it will provide 20,000 Afghan refugees with free temporary housing around the world, working with partners such as former UK foreign secretary Ed Miliband.

Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky revealed on Twitter that, from Tuesday onwards, the company “will begin housing 20,000 Afghan refugees globally for free.”

“The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a responsibility to step up,” Chesky declared, expressing his hope that other business leaders would “do the same” as “there’s no time to waste.”

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