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

In Mexico, Red Cross paramedics are used to dealing with cases of violence. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health workers are increasingly faced with personal attacks. “Sometimes we’ve had to treat people with gunshot wounds. We …

27 July 2020
Migrants in Choluteca, Honduras

The situation in Choluteca, Honduras, near the border with Nicaragua, is extremely difficult for approximately 500 migrants who are blocked in the country due to movement restrictions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them are from Cuba, …

20 July 2020

Cristian is a volunteer of the Chilean Red Cross and a specialist in psychosocial support. Along with other medical and psychological volunteers, he has been providing psychosocial support since April to passengers on domestic flights. So far, nearly 1 …

13 July 2020
Covid-19 and floods in El Salvador

Sandra couldn’t sleep. It was the night of May 31st, the rain was falling in buckets from the sky and the wind was raging round the walls of the house. The storm Amanda was hitting the community La Anona in San Luis La Herradura in El Salvador. That sa …

23 June 2020

Despite the complications generated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Argentine Red Cross keeps its sustained work in the with communities in the Province of Salta.

5 June 2020


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Ciudad del Saber, Clayton, Panama City, Panama
  • Director: Walter Cotte
  • Deputy Director: Stephen McAndrew

Head of Clusters and Countries Support Team

  • South Cone and Brazil Head of Cluster: Alexandre Claudon
  • Andean Country Head of Cluster: Ines Brill
  • Central America Head of Cluster: Nelson Aly Rodriguez / Panama Focal Point: Antonella Finis Gallardo
  • Latin Caribbean Head of Cluster: Elias Ghanem
  • English Caribbean Head of Cluster: Ariel Kesten
  • Venezuela Head of Country Office: Michelle Detomaso
  • Northern Cluster Focal Point: Jono Anzalone
  • Colombia Focal Point: Jorge Zequeira

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.

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