In the article, “AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees” I learned about the refugees that are fleeing to America and how AirBnB is aiding them temporarily. AirBnb is housing 20,000 Afghanistan refugees for free as well as other refugees running away from natural disasters, crises, and even essential workers who are helping those refugees. They are covering the cost themselves and are taking donations so as to be able to better help these people, especially as Biden predicts there will be as many as 50,000 Afghan refugees arriving.What do you think we could do to help aid and protect refugees?
I think that Joe Biden should be implementing a domestic policy organized around accepting refugees in the first place, so it is incredibly humanizing and moving to see AirBnb, a big company, helping refugees. I think that America prides itself in its diverse population but lacks to accommodate and protect minorities, let alone refugees who bring said diversity. We have spent years training their troops, internally displacing their people, and trying our best to promote democracy in the Afghanistan only to leave them in a crises. I’m not saying that this decision was the wrong choice only because I don’t know if there was a right decision. All I know is the effects of our decisions and I think that it’d be wrong to close our doors on these refugees as the Lady of Liberty stands in New York. It is not what we stand for and AirBnb sees that. I hope other companies and the government itself grows to see this too.