Airbnb.org has announced that it is joining hands with two of the major Afghan-serving organizations working in the United States, Women for Afghan Women and the Afghan Coalition. This collaboration will allow Afghan refugees to access free, temporary accommodations in California, New York, and Virginia.
Airbnb Co-Founder and Chairman of Airbnb.org, Joe Gebbia stated:
Airbnb.org’s work with Afghan refugees would not be possible without the guidance and support of our non-profit partners. We are proud to work alongside the Afghan Coalition and Women for Afghan Women to extend a warm welcome to Afghan families resettling in the US.
The Afghan Coalition is based in Fremont, California, and is committed to enhancing the access of Afghan families to social services to further strengthen them. With its collaboration with Airbnb.org, it will be able to aid Afghan refugees arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont, Hayward, Union City, and Oakland by providing them temporary housing.
Executive Director of the Afghan Coalition, Rona Popal stated:
The refugees we are serving have been through so much pain and hardship. Our partnership with Airbnb.org will allow us to provide Afghan families resettling in the US with a welcoming place to call home while we work to provide additional services to help them rebuild their lives.
Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots organization that advocates for the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in New York and Afghanistan. Airbnb.org will aid WAW by offering temporary accommodations to Afghan refugees arriving in the tri-state and DMV area.
US Country Director at Women for Afghan Women, Naheed Samadi Bahram stated:
Airbnb.org’s support will help us provide Afghan women and girls a dignified beginning as they start to rebuild their lives in the US. Women for Afghan Women will be there with them, side-by-side, until they can stand on their own.