An Airbnb executive pledges to house 20,000 Afghan refugees.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said his company would work with NGOs to provide free housing for those fleeing the Taliban.

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The company already has a non-profit arm called Airbnb.org which provides shelter to people after natural disasters.

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Chesky promised that free stays for Afghan refugees would begin immediately.

He did not indicate how long the accommodation will last.

Tens of thousands of people are trying to leave Afghanistan.

Many of them will be resettled in countries outside the United States