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

by Olivia Acosta It has been more than five months since the borders were closed in Guatemala and a considerable number of people in transit have been blocked inside the country. The situation is a challenge for Guatemala since many of the migrants mus …

4 September 2020

By Melissa Monzon “When should we wash our hands?” asks Sergio Gutierrez, to three children who have been listening to him very carefully. The children respond in chorus “Before eating, after going to the bathroom…”, one of the kids looks at Sergio dou …

1 September 2020

by Melissa Monzon Santa Cruz, August 10, 10:00am. Magdalena gets ready for the arduous day. The situation room is activated. Today, volunteers and staff from the Bolivian Red Cross – Santa Cruz branch will be starting with the mission: to accompany the …

31 August 2020

By Fernando Gandarillas. Paraguay has the third highest incidence of dengue fever in the region. This is the third year in a row where there has been an intense outbreak of the disease. In 2020, the country has had the highest number of cases in its hi …

13 August 2020

By Olivia Acosta. Gina Mejia is 27 years old, an architect by profession, and has been a volunteer with the Mexican Red Cross for three years in Mexico City, the country’s capital, a city with a population of nearly nine million. According to Gina, she …

3 August 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.

Toolkit |  Communities module  |  Schools module