Homegrown hearing technology platform OYO on Tuesday said it will offer free accommodation to refugees fleeing Ukraine.
Starting with Poland, the company has initiated concerted efforts to appeal to its 600-plus Belvilla homeowners on its platform in Poland to open their holiday homes to refugees.
“These stays will be free for refugees who cannot afford them, and the costs will be borne by the company and its homeowners, who will volunteer to host refugees. The company will provide administrative support, and help reduce operating costs. decks made by homeowners. ” OYO said in a statement.
Commenting on the move, OYO founder and group CEO Ritesh Agarwal said: “We are deeply inspired by our homeowners who are opening their homes and hearts to people in dire need. We are committed to supporting them and this effort on every “We will continue to explore all avenues to ensure all possible support for refugees in European countries.”
He further said that the company is also in talks with multiple organizations locally to ensure that refugees are matched with available accommodation in the region.
“At OYO, we also channel resources to raise funds for NGOs that are at the forefront of this crisis,” Agarwal said.
The hospitality platform further said that it also encourages not only homeowners in Poland but also those in other European countries to open their homes.
It is also in talks with non-profit partnering organizations to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers fleeing Ukraine are matched with available housing facilities.
OYO said it has also launched a fundraising campaign, encouraging its staff and the general public for voluntary donations. The funds raised will go back to homeowners, opening their homes to refugees and non-profit organizations that help house the refugees.
The company has thousands of homes throughout Europe. OYO’s European holiday home company, through its subsidiary OYO Vacation Homes, (OVH) operates several brands – Belvilla at OYO, DanCenter and Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
There are growing concerns about the rapidly escalating situation in Ukraine and the subsequent humanitarian through the invasion of Russia by the Central Asian nation.
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