“The lady was crying inconsolably while she was returning the phone”, says a volunteer from the Peruvian Red Cross who is in the Restoring Family Links post.

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

The volunters of the institution will work with this vulnerable group applying its principles of Humanity, Impartiality and Neutrality with the sole objective of alleviating the suffering of people.

18 October 2018

If you knew 20 minutes before that a severe flood or tsunami would occur, what would you do?

17 October 2018

October 13 marks International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. This day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters…

15 October 2018

Salvadoran Red Cross, Sonsonate branch, activated more than 20 rescuers and Volunteer Lifeguard members due to the climatic situation that has arisen in the last days in western El Salvador.

15 October 2018

Hygiene kit and mats are part of the aid distributed by the Salvadorean Red Cross (SRC) to 236 families affected by the rains in Sonsonate, San Miguel and La Union.

15 October 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