Thousands of people have died and damages have risen into the billions. By all accounts, 2017 has been a disastrous year for natural catastrophes. Your donation can help alleviate suffering and hardship in the poorest regions of the world.
Earthquakes in Mexico, hurricanes in the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, monsoon flooding in Southeast Asia and flooding in Sierra Leone: 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 will go entirely to support the regions affected by these catastrophes. Please help alleviate human suffering and loss!
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.
On the night of August 14, 2017, the West African country of Sierra Leone experienced horrendous flooding. Three days of torrential rain caused flooding and a severe landslide. More than 1,000 people lost their lives with over 350 homes and huts washed away in the aftermath.