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In the two weeks since the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul about 105,000 people were evacuated in one of the largest airlifts in US history. During a estimated 5,100 The evacuees are American citizens, the rest are Afghan individuals and families, many of whom are now facing housing insecurity.

If you are looking for ways to help – and you have space in your home – you should consider temporarily admitting Afghan refugees. One way to do this is through Airbnb. But you don’t have to be an established host on the site to volunteer. Here’s what you should know about the process.

How to accommodate Afghan refugees through Airbnb

Last week, Airbnb announced that it would be offering free temporary accommodation for 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide. Since then, says the company That has received inquiries from hosts, as well as people who have never used the vacation rental website before, asking how they can provide space in their homes for the people displaced by the humanitarian crisis. If you are one of them there is there are a couple of answers now.

To start with, if you can not yet an Airbnb host, You must Create an account and a listing which are used exclusively for the provision of free stays for disaster relief. Existing hosts have the option to advertise their properties either for free or at a discount. As usual it is Hosts have the opportunity to decide whether or not you accept someone’s request to stay.

Once a booking is made, the host must provide their guests with basic needs, including:

  • Toilet paper
  • soap
  • Bed linen / sheets
  • At least 1 towel per booked guest
  • At least 1 pillow per booked guest

After all, according to Airbnb, that’s the Company will provide Host with community support and nonprofit resources to navigate through the experience as well Up to $ 1,000,000 in property damage protection in case something happened. You can find more about the program on the company’s website.

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