The IFRC’s Americas Regional Office works in support of 35 National Red Cross. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and its technical unit, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.
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This is San Martín de Malinga, a community in the Piura area of Peru, completely isolated from the city and commercial activities. Its roads have been destroyed.
Andres Medina works with his fellow staff and volunteers to prepare an aid delivery for people affected by the recent floods in Peru. They know what’s needed, and where they’re going.
Consecutive days of heavy rain on top of an unusually heavy rainy season have caused the worst floods and landslides in Peru in decades, leaving hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need of assistance.
Under an intense red sky, the city of Lima finishes its day and night draws in. As the city lights up, the temperature goes down and Viviana continues to classify the mountains of clothing that have been donated by citizens.
Following the devastation of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff with three water trucks and five water treatment plants.
- Director: Walter Cotte
- Deputy Director: Jan Gelfand
Country cluster support teams
- South Cone and Brazil Country Cluster: Alex Claudon
- Andean Country Cluster: Michele Di Tomasso
- Central America Country Cluster: Nelson Aly / El Salvador – Guatemala: Marissa Soberanis / Panama: Roxana Trigo
- Latin Caribbean Country Cluster: Ines Brill
- English speaker Caribbean: Josephine Shield
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The Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention toolkit is intended to be used with the Zika, dengue and chikungunya prevention modules. The toolkit features full-colour imagery, interactive formats and games material to teach all audiences according to the methodology suggested in the module guides.