Airbnb For Refugees: RefugeeHero Started Up By Enterprising Youth To Help European Crisis
With the Syrian Refugee Crisis escalating and European nations scampering to get a hold of the situation, even young people are doing their bit to help out.
Three 20-somethings from Netherlands have actually put our digitally savvy age to use by setting up an Airbnb styled website, Refugeehero.com, for sheltering refugees. The Journal reports that Germaine Statia, Jamal Oulel, and Ayoub Aouragh, are the young men behind the idea and the website allows people to advertise spare rooms which the refugees could occupy.
"We want to give back humanity to mankind," Statia told the Business Insider.
People are come up with their own innovative plans to deal with the crisis. Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawairis had proposed purchasing an entire island in Europe to deal with the crisis, and now he is actually walking his talk as he has gotten in touch with the owners of islands he has spotted and is currently negotiating with them.
In an interview with CNN the chief executive officer of Orascom TMT clarified that his project was actually feasible and that he had also found interest from "tons" of potential donors.
The billionaire has actually thought of the logistics and about how he might start up the engine for this mini economy. he has plans of employing 100,000 to 200,000 refugees on the island.
"I'll make a small port or marina for boats to land there. I'll employ the people to build their own homes, their schools, a hospital, a university, a hotel," he said.
People thinking out of the box and being enterprising is surely going to help these refugees, where sometimes big political powers are failing them.