Posted on August 25, 2021

Airbnb Says It Will House 20,000 Afghan Refugees

Noah Garfinkel, Axios, August 24, 2021

Airbnb will begin housing 20,000 Afghan refugees globally starting Tuesday, founder and CEO Brian Chesky tweeted Tuesday.

Why it matters: “The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time,” Chesky wrote in a thread. “We feel a responsibility to step up.”


  • “I hope this inspires other business leaders to do the same. There’s no time to waste,” Chesky wrote.


  • Airbnb has housed 75,000 displaced people since 2012 through its Open Homes initiative, according to its website.