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Airbnb is Setting Up 100,000 Refugees From Ukraine With Free Housing

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Airbnb.org has announced it will offer free, short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Airbnb’s co-founders have already sent letters to leaders across Europe, starting with those in Poland, Germany, Hungary, and Romania—offering support in welcoming refugees within their borders, and promising to work closely with governments to best support the specific needs in each country, including by providing longer-term stays.

This announcement is part of a larger movement by the company to support refugees and other displaced people around the world. Last month, the organization announced that it has provided housing to 21,300 Afghan refugees, and it has set a new goal of providing free, temporary housing to another 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, and other regions.

Over the past five years, Airbnb and Airbnb.org have connected more than 54,000 refugees and asylees—including from Syria, Venezuela, and Afghanistan—to temporary housing through Airbnb.org partners.

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Councilman asks Watertown to welcome Afghan refugees

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WATERTOWN — Councilman Ryan Henry-Wilkinson believes that the city should open its arms and welcome Afghan refugees looking to flee their country.

Councilman Henry-Wilkinson has asked Mayor Jeffrey M. Smith to approach former Watertown Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr., Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for New York at Fort Drum, and other Fort Drum leaders to see what they can do to help thousands of Afghans who are trying to get out of the country amid America’s evacuation efforts from the Kabul airport.

He brought up the issue at last Monday’s council meeting on the same day that thousands of Afghans stormed the airport. Since Aug. 14, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of about 37,000 people. The U.S. military says it has the capacity to fly between 5,000 and 9,000 people out per day.

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