‘Refugee Airbnb’: Citizens offer their homes to asylum-seekers

Screenshot of 'Refugees Welcome' website

Amidst the worst migrant crisis in Europe since World War 2, one German couple founds a ‘Airbnb-style’ non profit to provide affordable housing to refugees


With 200,000 refugees applying for asylum in Germany, and with desperate towns and government officials suggesting housing them in old concentration camps, one young couple stepped up with an innovative new idea. Mareike Geiling and Jonas Kakosche created a website known as Refugees Welcome which works like Airbnb to match refugees with charitable individuals who are willing to live or provide home to a refugee, and the living expenses of the refugee are covered through donations and other refug...


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