Airbnb.org works with Afghan community organization to house refugees in Virginia

RICHMOND, Virginia (WRIC) – The philanthropic arm of Airbnb (Airbnb.org) partnered with an Afghan community organization to help provide free temporary housing to refugees in Virginia.

Airbnb.org will work with Women for Afghan Women in the state as part of an ongoing effort to house 20,000 Afghan refugees around the world.

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. Support from airbnb.org will help WAW provide housing for Afghan refugees arriving in the Tri-State and DMV area.

Airbnb hosts and anyone with space can sign up to offer free or discounted stays to Afghan refugees. Meanwhile, Airbnb is shaking all its fees on all refugee stays. The company also provides hosts with community support and $ 1,000,000 Host Guarantee.

“Airbnb.org’s support will help us give Afghan women and girls a dignified start as they begin to rebuild their lives in the United States. The women for Afghan women will be there with them, side by side, until they can fend for themselves, ”said Naheed Samadi Bahram, US Country Director at Women for Afghan Women.

Visit airbnb.org/refugees for more information.

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