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Airbnb for Refugees


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While politicians continue to procrastinate over how best to confront the European/Syrian/Middle Eastern/African/global refugee crisis, a small team of activist-developers have come up with an innovative contingency.

To sum it up, it’s an Airbnb-esque platform geared at securing much-needed accommodation for new arrivals. Since launching last November, has been placing marginalized peoples in the private homes of those welcoming types who think nothing of using their privileged position to help the less fortunate. If that sounds like you, getting on board is a cinch. Or if you don’t have a spare room, you can help pay someone’s rent with micro-donations. With a tangible EU response to the crisis nowhere in sight, these grass roots schemes are vital.