On Wednesday, the first aircraft carrying 21 tons of humanitarian aid sent by the IFRC arrived in Antigua to support families affected by Hurricane Irma.

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

Mexican Red Cross has intensified their response mechanisms to support regions affected by the earthquake.

14 September 2017

The Colombian Red Cross is currently piloting the use of ovitraps in 5 departments in the country.

14 September 2017

As Irma was reaching Florida’s coast, Cuba continued to experience strong winds, torrential rains and unprecedented wave surges. On Sunday, flooding continued on the island’s north coast.

13 September 2017

During the early hours of 6 September, catastrophic hurricane Irma made landfall on St Kitts and Nevis – a tiny two island nation in the Caribbean. The immediate impact of the storm caused damage to houses and other buildings, and electrical power outage.

11 September 2017

Havana / Panama, September 10 – As Hurricane Irma leaves the Cuban territory behind, the government is hesitant to lift cyclonic alerts in many of the locations, as storm winds and torrential rains persist, making damage assessments that much more diff …

10 September 2017


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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

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