Brian Chesky, the co-founder and CEO of popular vacation rental site Airbnb, has announced the company will provide temporary accomodation for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine.
In a post on Twitter, Brian shared that the short-term housing would be funded by Airbnb, donors and through the generosity of hosts.
“The greatest need we have is for more people who can offer their homes in nearby countries, including Poland, Germany, Hungary and Romania,” he writes.
“If you can host a refugee, go here: airbnb.org/get-involved.”
According to the UNHCR, at least 50,000 people fled Ukraine within the 48 hours after Vladimir Putin’s Russian-led invasion of the country – and 300,000 more have fled since.
Airbnb has previously offered similar programs to help people fleeing bushfires, cyclones and other natural disasters. Last year, they helped with the temporary accomodation of thousands of refugees following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
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