NUJ Netherlands is supporting a crowdfunding campaign to bring aid to journalists in Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma. It focuses primarily on journalists in the Dutch territory of St. Maarten which was hit hardest by the hurricane. The initiative is part of a wider effort launched by the Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers (ACM).

Marvin Hokstam, editor of Amsterdam’s AFRO magazine said: “There are fellow journalists I know back home in St. Maarten who have lost everything. They’re doing what journalists do best, placing the story first, but of course, as we often also do, without thinking of themselves”.

See: Caribbean Journalist Relief