Above will is increasing its donations to help Afghan refugees, the rideshare company announced on Thursday.
The company will work with various organizations to provide the funds to groups that are providing support refugees and Afghan women, said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
“In the past few weeks, many families have faced a similar decision. As a result, more than 100,000 people were evacuated from Afghanistan – and they need our help, ”said Khosrowshahi. wrote on the company’s website. “First of all, we are increasing our previous donations to support the resettlement programs for Afghan refugees to US $ 1 million.”
Uber added that Uber “has also introduced an in-app donation button to raise additional funds for the International Rescue Committee’s resettlement programs. Anyone interested in helping Afghan refugees can now do so using the donation button.” in his Uber app. “
The company will match all contributions made on the app up to an additional $ 1 million.
“All of these funds will be used together to provide free travel, food delivery and freight, and essential services for Afghans, including medical care, case management and relocation assistance, “said the CEO.
Uber will update its driver app and key support sites in Pashto and Dari to “make economic opportunities even easier for Afghan refugees”.
Khosrowshahi fled Tehran with his family during the Iranian Revolution and recognizes the difficult choices many Afghan families have to make, he said.
“We believe that empowering the movement, be it physical, economic, or social, changes the world for the better,” he said. “Helping Afghans build new lives is part of that mission, and we will continue to support immigrants around the world who deserve the right to a better future.”
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Original author: Luke Gentile
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