HELP CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY HURRICANES IRMA AND MARIA
DONATE TO THE CTO HURRICANE RELIEF FUND VIA GO FUNDME
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) collects donations through the CTO Relief Fund for relief efforts in any of our member countries affected by hurricanes and to assist other Caribbean countries affected by natural disasters.
Monies raised through this GoFundMe account will be sent directly to tourism officials in CTO member destinations affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The CTO appreciates all donations to assist in the recovery efforts of these countries.
The video below presents a general update from countries affected by the 2017 Hurricanes reporting at December 2017. A Tourism Recovery Round-Table was held as part of the Climate Smart conference during which 6 affected countries provided updates on their state of tourism readiness: Anguilla, Dominica, St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, Turks and Caicos and British Virgin Islands.
DONATE TO THE CTO HURRICANE RELIEF FUND VIA PAYPAL GIVING FUND
The CTO Hurricane Relief Fund has “501(c)(3)” status, which means it has been approved by the USA Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. You can make donations to the CTO Hurricane Relief Fund through Paypal Giving. To donate, go here: Donate with Paypal Giving Fund.
ASSIST EFFORTS IN THE COUNTRIES THROUGH CDEMA & THE NATIONAL DISASTER RELIEF AGENCIES
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional inter-governmental agency for disaster management in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Agency was established in 1991 as CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) with primary responsibility for the coordination of emergency response and relief efforts to Participating States that require such assistance. It transitioned to CDEMA in 2009 to fully embrace the principles and practice of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM).
(CDM) is an integrated and proactive approach to disaster management and seeks to reduce the risk and loss associated with natural and technological hazards and the effects of climate change to enhance regional sustainable development.
WHICH STATES ARE MEMBERS OF CDEMA?
All CARICOM and Non-CARICOM Member States of the Caribbean region are eligible for CDEMA membership.
CDEMA presently comprises eighteen (18) Participating States (PS): Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Republic of Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Virgin Islands.