Earthquakes in Mexico, hurricanes in the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, monsoon flooding in Southeast Asia: After a year marked by multiple severe natural catastrophes, millions of people worldwide are experiencing great hardship in 2017. That’s why the funds raised by the “ZF hilft.” 2017/18 fundraising campaign entirely go to support the regions affected by these catastrophes.
At the end of August, Hurricane Irma unleashed its furry in the Caribbean and on the east coast of Florida, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. It was the strongest Atlantic hurricane outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean since the “National Hurricane Center” began recording them back in 1898. In addition to Cuba, it affected several Caribbean islands, such as Saint Martin and Barbuda, which has become a ghost island since the storm because it is now uninhabitable. Just days later, Hurricane Maria also left a devastating mark in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.