Caribbean remains resilient in spite of destructive hurricane season
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