With 109 people now known to have been killed in the Fuego volcano disaster, and with 1.7 million people still at risk, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is putting long-term plans in place to support the survi …

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.

Latest news from Americas

Four Red Cross construction teams were active in La Plaine at the end of May, and have already completed many houses in the village.

7 June 2018

Red Cross volunteers and staff continue to support the survivors of the catastrophic Fuego eruption.

6 June 2018

“Irma destroyed my boat, my home and my restaurant, all at the same time,” said 45 years old Arthur Walter, one of 32 fishermen on the island of Barbuda who have received cash assistance from the Red Cross for restoring their fishing boats.

6 June 2018

A new tool for volunteers that implement activities of psychosocial support in communities affected by the Zika virus.

5 June 2018

Wounded and traumatised survivors of a volcanic eruption in Guatemala are being rushed to hospital by the Red Cross. At least 25 people died when the Fuego volcano, which lies 40km south-west of the capital Guatemala City, began its eruption on Sunday …

4 June 2018


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Ciudad del Saber, Clayton, Panama City, Panama
  • 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

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.

Toolkit |  Communities module  |  Schools module