Amsterdam, 16 March - Following its launch just two weeks ago, People for People has received more than 1.300 requests to help a total of over 4.000 people. With requests coming in for a variety of needs, such as supplies, visas, and employment opportunities, one area for help is now becoming more urgent: accommodation.
By leveraging its extensive network, People for People has welcomed Takecarebnb as a solution to address all accommodation requests for Ukrainian families fleeing to The Netherlands. Since its launch in 2015, Takecarebnb has achieved:
The organization now has 25.000 registered homes to match with Ukrainian families: the largest number of registered homes by the foundation to date.
“In these unstable times, it’s important for companies to combine their strengths, networks, and resources. We’re thankful to be partnering up with People for People so we can help even more refugees find safe places to stay,“ says Robert Zaal, founder of Takecarebnb.
“We’re very grateful that Takecarebnb is helping so many refugees. We recognized the entrepreneurial approach in them and therefore a partnership was quickly established,” says Jesse van der Meulen of People for People.
Starting today, both incoming offers and requests for shelter that are received by People for People will be automatically forwarded to Takecarebnb’s refugee matching platform.
Takecarebnb connects refugees with Dutch families that are willing to open up their homes for three months. With facilitation by a team of volunteers, they make it possible for refugees with a residence permit to temporarily stay with Dutch host families while waiting for their own home.