Airbnb to shelter up to 1,00,000 refugees for no cost



Feb 28, 2022 06:00 pm

Brian Chesky, CEO for Airbnb announced today that they are working with their hosts to house up to 1,00,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine in the wake of ’military operations’ by Russia.

“Airbnb and Airbnb.org are working with our Hosts to house up to 100,000 refugees fleeing from Ukraine, for free," Chesky wroye on Twitter.


“We need help to meet this goal. The greatest need we have is for more people who can offer their homes in nearby countries, including Poland, Germany, Hungary and Romania. If you can host a refugee, go here: http://airbnb.org/get-involved," he added.

“All stays are free for refugees, funded by Airbnb, http://Airbnb.org donors and through the generosity of Hosts," he said.

“While we work to finalize these details, refugees and asylum seekers who are in need of immediate support can get help from: http://help.unhcr.org/ukraine," added Chesky.


Some 1,96,000 Ukrainians have already fled over the Polish border, its frontier guards said Sunday. On Friday alone, 50,000 Ukrainians arrived.


Of the 47,000 Ukrainians who have crossed into Romania since Thursday, 22,000 have already gone on to other countries, said the government.