Caribbean re­mains re­silient in spite of de­struc­tive hur­ri­cane sea­son

Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - Globetrotter -

In Septem­ber, back-to-back hur­ri­canes tore through the Caribbean, leav­ing a path of de­struc­tion in their wake. Re­ports of near-to­tal de­struc­tion ap­peared in news head­lines, and mes­sages of heart­break and sup­port were swift. Some is­lands could pos­si­bly take years to re­build, but oth­ers bounced back quickly. Much of the Caribbean re­lies on tourism as an eco­nomic driver, and some is­lands will ben­e­fit from see­ing more vis­i­tors. Our des­ti­na­tion edi­tors pro­vide up-to­date in­for­ma­tion on lone­ly­planet.com, our Thorn Tree on­line fo­rums and so­cial me­dia.

Glob­alGiv­ing – a global crowd­fund­ing com­mu­nity that has re­lief funds for hur­ri­cane-af­fected ar­eas. glob­algiv­ing.org

United Na­tions Chil­dren's Fund (UNICEF) –a hu­man­i­tar­ian and de­vel­op­men­tal pro­gram that pro­vides aid to chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. unicef.org

The Cen­ter for Dis­as­ter Phi­lan­thropy – an or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps donors make thought­ful con­tri­bu­tions. dis­as­ter­phi­lan­thropy.org

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