He noted that the resettlement of Afghan refugees to the United States and other countries is one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. “We feel a responsibility to take a step forward,” wrote the head of Airbnb.
He also thanked the owners of the apartments, who agreed to rent them out to the service in order to resettle the refugees there. Airbnb will pay for the accommodation. Chesky urged everyone who is ready to host a refugee family to contact him.
“I hope this will inspire other business leaders to do the same. There is no time to waste, ”added the head of Airbnb.
According to the UN, there are 2.6 million Afghan refugees abroad.
On August 15, Taliban fighters took over Kabul and declared control over Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani resigned and left for the UAE. Ordinary Afghans also began to flee the country occupied by the Taliban: a stampede began at the Kabul airport, in which at least 20 people died. Former vice president of the country Amrullah Saleh declared himself acting head of state and called for resisting the Taliban. It is located in the only province that did not surrender to the Taliban – Panjshir.