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.