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.

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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Date: August 19-20, 2007    Event: Peru Earthquake Relief    Location: Paracas, Peru    Photographer: Hector Emanuel    Release info: no release neededORIGINAL CAPTION: Red Cross workers distribute blankets and jerry cans to people in Paracas, Peru.ORIGINAL FILENAME: 1089.jpg

The Peruvian Red Cross is assisting 2,000 families as part of its German-supported ‘Forecast-based Financing’ (FbF) programme as heavy rain and flash floods blamed on El Niño sweep across more than half the country’s administrative regions.

3 March 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti. November 2011.
The Red Cross broadcast live nationwide every Wednesday and Friday on the Radio Caraibe network (Radio Croix-Rouge HaÔtienne). A panel of guests and Red Cross experts take part in interviews and answer questions from listeners about Red Cross projects and keeping safe and healthy.

Rose Marie Dorvilus, 29, lives in Petion Ville which is considered the uptown of Port-au-Prince and has been living there with family members ever since the earthquake on 12 January, 2010 destroyed her home in Delmas 19.

14 January 2014


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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: 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

Current Americas operations

Focus: Canadian Red Cross

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