Home is where we feel the greatest sense of belonging. The refugee crisis in the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe has resulted in more than 60 million people being displaced from their homes in one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of the modern era.
At Airbnb, we are committed to welcoming refugees from all over the world. Because we believe that, no matter who you are, who you love or who you worship, we all belong.
5,500 hosts have signed up to offer free housing to refugees, relief workers and disaster evacuees. Our goal is to get to 100,000.
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) 20 février 2017
Since the speech of Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, more than 5,500 hosts on Airbnb have signed up to offer free housing to refugees, relief workers and disaster evacuees. In the United States, Zak, a 23-year-old refugee from Yemen has been welcomed by hosts in Denver. In California, a Yemeni family lived for some months with an American family after a long and difficult trip.
Today, our goal is to get to 100,000 hosts offering free housing across the world.
🇫🇷 France: a local example 🇫🇷
Airbnb in France, and a number of host community recently met asylum-seekers to support them in finding a place to called home, working alongside the non-profit Réfugiés Bienvenue.
Refugees called Bachir, Abdoulaye and Emilien have all been supported by members of our host community like Emmanuel, Joël, Gustave, David — who have opened up their homes and given them somewhere safe to live and a place to belong.