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.

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

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

Distribution of winter clothes and animal-care kits for alpaca herds in Santa Lucia and Callalli districts preceded an official state of emergency by ten days.

19 June 2018

With 109 people now known to have been killed in the Fuego volcano disaster, and with 1.7 million people still at risk, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is putting long-term plans in place to support the survi …

11 June 2018

Four Red Cross construction teams were active in La Plaine at the end of May, and have already completed many houses in the village.

7 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