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Airbnb Is Housing 20,000 Afghan Refugees For Free & It's Looking For Hosts To Help

"There's no time to waste," Airbnb's CEO said on Twitter.

Airbnb Housing Afghan Refugees & Hosts Encouraged To Help

The CEO and co-founder of Airbnb has taken to Twitter to announce the company would be temporarily housing tens of thousands of Afghan refugees for free.

Brian Chesky tweeted on Tuesday, August 24, that Airbnb would be working with partner organizations within Afghanistan and other NGOs to coordinate the effort, but that hosts could volunteer to help as well.

"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 tweeted.

"If you're willing to host a refugee family, reach out and I'll connect you with the right people here to make it happen!" he added. A press release from the company said that more details on hosts getting involved would be available soon.

The company said the effort to help displaced Afghans will be funded through donations to Airbnb.org, the company's charity wing.

"I hope this inspires other business leaders to do the same," Chesky wrote. "There's no time to waste."

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