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Vacation rental company, Airbnb, said that it would begin offering free accommodation around the world to some 20,000 refugees forced to flee Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s rapid rise to power.


  1. How does the company plan to cover the costs of the initiative?
  2. By how much did the European Union indicate that it would increase its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan?
  3. In a series of Tweets, what does Airbnb’s co-founder, Ben Chesky, hope that this move will inspire?


Hassan, J. (2021). Airbnb to offer free temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban takeover. The Washington Post, August 24 (Retrievable online at