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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Ovitraps stand out among the tools used to survey mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, and other diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.
Brochures, posters, and radio spots give migrants access to life-saving, practical and useful information throughout their journey #infoisaid Over the last two years, National Societies from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in cooperation wi …
Peru still carries deep scars from the floods that affected much of the territory at the beginning of the year.
According to the statistics the phenomenon “El Niño Costero” affected 1.7 million people in 24 departments of Peru, hitting the north and centre coastal areas the hardest. Due to heavy rains, storms and hail the regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La …
Three weeks ago, on the evening of 18 September, hurricane Maria descended on the island of Dominica and destroyed everything in its path.
- Director: Walter Cotte
- Deputy Director: Jan Gelfand
Country cluster support teams
- South Cone and Brazil Country Cluster: Alexandre Claudon
- Andean Country Cluster: Michele Detomaso
- 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-Recass
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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.