has housed 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine

Learn about’s response to the Ukraine crisis.
By Airbnb on 4 Mar 2022
6 min video
Updated 24 Aug 2023
We created this post in March 2022 and began updating it regularly to provide Hosts with timely information about our company and’s efforts to support the community (including refugee guests) through the Ukraine crisis. In just under six months, was able to meet its goal of housing 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. Learn more about the ongoing nonprofit work to provide emergency stays for people around the world here.

August 30
100,000 people fleeing Ukraine have found temporary housing thanks to Hosts
Six months after announcing a commitment to offer free, short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine, has met this goal thanks to a global outpouring of support from Hosts, donors, and the humanitarian organizations helping people on the ground. Since February, more than 40,000 new Hosts have opted-in to offer free or discounted emergency stays through

“At the heart of is the incredible community of Hosts who time and again demonstrate their generosity by opening their homes to people in need,” said Catherine Powell, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hosting. “We are also immensely grateful to our Hosts and for the tireless work of organizations whose partnership with helped connect tens of thousands fleeing Ukraine to a temporary place to call home.”

Read the stories of a few of these Hosts and refugee guests here.

June 20 welcomes over 50,000 refugees of the Ukraine crisis
Today, on World Refugee Day, announced that it has provided free, temporary stays to more than 50,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine—half of the 100,000-person commitment made in late February.

This work was made possible by’s network of over 40 nonprofit partners and other supporting organizations, thousands of donors, and our global community of Hosts—including more than 48,000 Hosts across 160 countries who signed up to welcome guests at no cost or at a discount through

As the conflict in Ukraine continues, is now expanding its partnerships to include nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada, and is seeking Hosts in these countries to provide temporary stays for newcomers arriving from Ukraine. Learn more about’s work, including stories from refugee Hosts, in the video above.

May 23 helps more than 25,000 people fleeing Ukraine find free housing
Earlier this year announced a commitment to offer free, temporary housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. Since then, Hosts on Airbnb and people around the world have offered their support by opening their homes and donating to In less than three months, has helped connect more than 25,000 people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine to free places to stay. Learn more.

March 30
Update on’s work to support refugees fleeing Ukraine is coordinating directly with the U.S. federal government following President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will welcome up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. is ready to support by funding and facilitating free, temporary housing to refugees who may arrive in the U.S. in the coming months.

To date, more than 1,200 people have now received temporary accommodations through in Europe. More than 28,600 people have signed up to offer their homes to refugees through, including more than 17,800 across Europe and more than 5,800 in the US.

March 25
Working with many others to support those fleeing Ukraine is collaborating with several nonprofit organizations–including longtime partner HIAS (founded in 1881 as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) and Nova Ukraine–to provide free, temporary housing to those fleeing Ukraine.

Companies like Levi Strauss & Co. are also mobilizing their employees across Europe to share homes with refugees through, and are offering potential financial assistance to Levi Strauss employees who’ve opened their homes to refugees.

And, Save the Children Sweden is partnering with to help fill the urgent need for short-term housing.

We’ve created a guide to help you learn more about providing a welcoming environment for refugees fleeing Ukraine or donate towards emergency stays. So far, more than 27,200 people have signed up to offer their homes for free or at a discount to refugees through

March 15
Airbnb co-founders announce $10 million matching donation
Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk committed today to match up to $10 million USD in donations to, now through April 30, in support of the effort to offer housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine. Contributions made to the nonprofit will be matched with an equal amount of money from the company’s co-founders (and Nathan’s wife, Elizabeth), up to $10 million.

The generosity of the Airbnb community inspired the new donation matching. More than 21,500 Hosts around the world have signed up to provide free or discounted housing to refugees since February 28. To participate in this ongoing humanitarian effort, you can sign up to provide temporary housing or make a donation to

March 9
The effort continues
More than 15,000 Hosts around the world have signed up through to offer their homes to refugees. “This will be our second time participating in,” says Host Advisory Board member Jennifer of Port Severn, Ontario. She has found her community supportive of her decision to open her home: “If we are able to host a Ukrainian guest … the community will be rallying around to provide clothes, food, meals, rides, interpretation, employment, and the list goes on.” If you’d like to help, you can sign up through to provide emergency housing in your area or make a donation.

March 8 partners with the International Organization for Migration to support people fleeing Ukraine announced today it will work with IOM to connect people fleeing Ukraine to free, short-term housing in Poland, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. IOM is on the ground, mobilizing teams and boosting capacity in Ukraine and neighboring countries to respond to the growing humanitarian needs of Ukrainians forced to flee the country, those internally displaced, and stranded third country nationals. IOM’s priority is the safety and protection of all those fleeing the country and their ability to access assistance.

In the past week, more than 15,000 Hosts have signed up through to offer their homes to refugees around the world. If you want to get involved, you can sign up to provide emergency housing in your area or make a donation.

March 3
Airbnb has suspended operations in Russia and Belarus
This means that we are blocking Host calendars from accepting new bookings in both countries until further notice. We will also restrict guests in Russia and Belarus from making new reservations.

Supporting people in Ukraine
We are making efforts to support our community members in Ukraine who remain in the country. Airbnb is temporarily waiving Host and guest fees on new bookings in Ukraine. We have also implemented our extenuating circumstances policy in Ukraine, so Hosts and guests can cancel penalty-free for qualifying reservations.

March 2
Hosts helping Hosts in Ukraine
A Host in Park City, Utah, came up with the idea of supporting Hosts in Ukraine by booking and paying for stays in homes almost 6,000 miles away–with no intention of staying there–to provide a financial boost. That Host, Sarah Brown, told the “Today” show: “For me, it was the simplest way to feel connected to a person, like boots on the ground. It just seemed like the natural thing to do.” Since then, other Hosts have started doing the same as a bit of moral and financial support for Hosts in the war-torn country. You can watch Sarah’s story and join Host conversations in the Community Center.

We are moved by the inspiring generosity of our community during this moment of crisis. In the past 48 hours, as we’ve waived our fees for new reservations, we’ve noticed a grassroots movement to book Airbnb listings in Ukraine with the objective of supporting local Hosts. In just two days, people around the world booked more than 61,000 nights in Ukraine listings, including more than 34,000 nights booked by U.S. guests.

March 1
Offering short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees
Many of you have been following world events and wondering what you can do to help Ukraine refugees. We want to let you know that has committed to funding and facilitating free, short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. If you want to get involved, you can sign up to provide emergency housing in your area or make a donation.

Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

4 Mar 2022
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