Instagram isn’t only about selfies and photos of your lunch. It can also help tell a story. Right now, as Nicaragua and Honduras survey the damage, footage posted on Instagram tells a story of devastation and despair.
We think it’s important to share as many images as possible of what’s happened this week in Nicaragua and Honduras. It’s a crazy year and everyone’s preoccupied with the virus, the economy, the US election fiasco, with getting by during the daily grind. But people have lost everything and they’re going to need help. They’re going to need a LOT of help.
So we’re not posting these images to be ghoulish or voyeuristic. We’re posting them to help create awareness about a disaster unfolding in an area already reeling from disaster.
Below are some of the images depicting a situation most news agencies in the “developed world” are either ignoring outright or barely covering in midst of everything else going on:
2. Rivas, Nicaragua by @todossomosnicaragua:
3. Puerto Cabezas (Bilwi), Nicaragua by @aldenblandford:
5. San Pedro Sula, Honduras by @daniele_volpe:
6. Trujilo, Honduras by @vivadanli:
7. San Pedro Sula, Honduras by @vivadanli:
8. Nandaime, Nicaragua by @literalnica:
Want to help?
We could go on all day posting images like this, but we hope you get the picture.
If you’re interested in helping people in Nicaragua and Honduras, there are a number of individuals and organizations who already set up fundraisers in the wake of Hurricane Eta earlier this month. They’re still at work collecting for Iota victims.
— CentralAmericaLiving (@VidaAmerica) November 7, 2020
We’d also like to highlight the work that Surf NSR, Horizon Group Nicaragua, and Surfari Charters are doing with Missions of Grace in Nicaragua. Together these real estate and tourism businesses are raising awareness and money to help coastal communities in southern Nicaragua cut off by the storm. Please show them all some love!
Elsewhere in Nicaragua, Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Granada is also working to raise money for Eta and Iota victims. Check out their fundraiser and please donate if you can.
If you want to shout out to other organizations in the region working to help hurricane-impacted communities, please let us know and we’ll do what we can to publicize their efforts.
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James Dyde is the editor of www.centralamerica.com. He lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.