More than 25,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine have found temporary accommodation through Airbnb.org
Key points to remember
- To date, Airbnb.org has helped provide temporary housing for over 25,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine.
Earlier this year Airbnb.org announced its commitment to provide free temporary housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. Since then, hosts on Airbnb and people around the world have offered their support by opening their homes and donating to Airbnb.org. In less than three months, Airbnb.org has helped more than 25,000 people fleeing conflict in Ukraine find free homes.
The power of partnership
Last week, Airbnb.org announced that it was working with UkraineFriends.org– an organization that provides direct humanitarian support to Ukrainian civilians – to evacuate and house evacuees fleeing Ukraine. Through its collaboration with Airbnb.org, UkraineFriends.org has connected more than 10,000 people with housing vouchers, with plans to help thousands more.
This builds on Airbnb.org’s work with a number of other organizations around the world, including collaborations with Global Empowerment Mission, Planting Peace, EUROSID-Rare Disease Europe, Refugees welcome ItalyBienvenida, a project of the NGO PxP Embassy eV, and Rescate, Red Acoge and Diaconia Madrid. Airbnb.org also continues to support the The international organization for migration, HIAS, New Ukraine and Save the Children Sweden to connect people fleeing Ukraine to free, short-term accommodation across Europe.
Working with governments
Airbnb.org is also coordinating directly with government stakeholders in various countries for this response, including the US federal government. As part of its support for Airbnb.org’s commitment, Airbnb has joined the American Coalition for Global Leadership for a private sector roundtable with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The discussion focused on ways in which the private sector provides humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine and potential public-private partnerships to address a range of global challenges.
Partner of Airbnb.org, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), recently shared Alina’s story who fled Odessa with his sister, brother-in-law and niece. She found her way to Romania where she quickly ran out of money and has no place to stay. She searched online for free housing for people fleeing war and came across Airbnb.org. IOM worked with Alina to find a home that suited her needs and helped her connect with Airbnb.org hosts Nikoleta and Andrei.
Like countless other Romanians who stepped up to support their neighbors, Nikoleta and Andrei were eager to help. In addition to providing a temporary place to stay, they helped their guests book doctor’s appointments and bought them groceries.
Alina is enjoying her time in Romania while waiting for a visa to Canada and says she will always be grateful for the kindness of IOM staff and the people who welcomed her along her journey.
Airbnb.org is grateful to the more than 48,000 people who have registered to offer their homes to refugees around the world and to the 83,600 individual donors in 95 countries who have helped raise $8.2 million in direct donations from small donors. at Airbnb.org.
Airbnb and Airbnb.org will continue to leverage a decade of experience housing displaced people and partnerships with humanitarian organizations around the world to identify where best to serve those in need.
UkraineFriends.org has established partnerships with Operation White Stork, KOACORE, WeShield, Chabad, Jesuit University, Ukrainian American Congress Committee, and Friends of Rockaway, among others, and was created as a collective humanitarian response to the invasion of Ukraine. Drawing on the expertise and extensive networks of the group’s founders, the organization is a collective of people from diverse backgrounds who have chosen to come together to ensure the rapid response of humanitarian aid to many of the most vulnerable people. most vulnerable in this country.
Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM is part of the United Nations system, as a related organization. The organization works in emergency situations, building the resilience of all people on the move, and especially those in vulnerable situations, as well as building capacity within governments to manage all forms and impacts of mobility.
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Airbnb.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world. Airbnb.org operates independently and leverages Airbnb, Inc.’s technology, services, and other resources free of charge to further Airbnb.org’s charitable purpose. The inspiration for Airbnb.org began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened her home to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. It sparked a movement and marked the start of a program that allows hosts on Airbnb to offer stays to people in need. Since then, the program has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays for evacuees, aid workers, refugees, asylum seekers and frontline workers fighting the spread of the virus. COVID-19. Since then, the hosts have offered to open their homes and helped provide accommodation for 100,000 people in times of need. Airbnb.org is a separate and independent entity from Airbnb, Inc. Airbnb, Inc. does not charge service fees for stays supported by Airbnb.org on its platform.
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