IFRC in the Americas
The IFRC’s Americas Regional Office works in support of 35 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its extensive network of offices, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.
World Disasters Report 2016
This World Disasters Report makes the case simply and eloquently for a different approach to humanitarian action, one that strives to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and at-risk communities. To paraphrase the report: investing in resilience saves lives and money.
"Resilience is about empowering people to help themselves. It is about putting our plans and efforts at the service of their initiatives and their capacities. We must step past the artificial divide between humanitarian action and development, and constantly be there on the side of communities." - Elhadj As Sy
On the Red Cross and Red Crescent network
The IFRC in numbers
people reached with long-term services and development programmes
people reached with disaster response and early recovery programmes
people reached by disaster risk reduction programmes
people reached with health support