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In the article, “AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees’’ (McGraw Hill) I learned that Airbnb, which is an American rental company, is housing thousands of refugees who are fleeing from Afghanistan. The reason they are leaving Afghanistan is because of the huge crisis with the Taliban that broke out. These individuals are feeling in fear for their lives, hoping to save not only themselves but their families as well. There are hosts who are funding the shelter in which these individuals are staying. There is also a funding page where people are donating money to help these people in need in any way they can. 

How long do you think the shelters will be provided?
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I think that the fact that these individuals are being provided with a place to stay is such a generous thought. It is amazing to see that there are people in the world who actually care enough about the lives of others, that they are willing to set up these shelters to help them. It must feel welcoming to see so many people wanting to help you, if you were one of those people in need. 

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October 12, 2021 7:03 pm

This article makes me feel hopeful for our society, seeing that these corporations are being so welcoming to immigrants. I’m not sure how long this will last for, but I think it will probably only last as long as Afghanistan remains in the national headlines and people continue to flee. They can’t provide shelter for these refugees forever. Still, it’s nice to see that these new refugees are being welcomed into our country and finding temporary housing while they find jobs and settle into their new American life. I hope that American society keeps being so welcoming to these immigrants, putting our past of discriminating against people of their race and nationality in order to promote “national security” in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.

September 24, 2021 7:31 pm

It makes me happy to see that these people are being helped. To answer your question, I hope that these shelters will continue to take people in for as long as they are needed. This article talks about ways to help the people fleeing Afghanistan and the Taliban rule.

September 24, 2021 7:27 pm

That’s super awesome that a rental company out of America is doing something for others outside of its origin. The refugee crisis most definitely hasn’t just started recently but has really made an unfortunate comeback due to recent events. I’ve seen super unfortunate videos of people passing their babies forward in hopes to save them, I’ve witnessed more than I wanted to, and I’ve wanted nothing more to help these refugees.

September 24, 2021 7:23 pm

I agree that its good that so many people are willing to help these refugees, but I also know that there needs to be a more stable place to go. If the government were able to offer up housing it could go even better.

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