Every two weeks, Yamileth Hurtado, Josué Cordón and ten other volunteers from the Salvadorian Red Cross wait for a minibus that takes them to Río Frío, a community of over 200 families…

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

To assist the greatest number of people with urgent needs and in human mobility situation…

30 July 2018

As the population on the move has increased, there has been a corresponding escalation in humanitarian needs.

17 July 2018

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of communities, particularly community leaders, is critical in ensuring that the actions we take have an effective and lasting impact.

11 July 2018

Hilda and Junette are not the only people in La Plaine village who are getting new roofs from the Red Cross, which has 5 active construction teams in her community.

2 July 2018

Since November of 2017, the Dominica Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been distributing cash grants of $US 450.00 to the most vulnerable.

25 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