For months after Hurricane Maria, people had to look forward to long walks over steep hills and deep slopes, in order to return with their arms full of heavy buckets and bottles of water.

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 name Terencia Gaillard or “Terry” has become synonymous with Saint Lucia Red Cross.

8 March 2018

Five months after a category 5 hurricane Irma passed by Barbuda, destroying or damaging 90 per cent of the island’s infrastructure, people are still waiting to return to their homes.

28 February 2018

Colombia Red Cross has deployed 800 volunteers, who are working to meet the humanitarian requirements on the border with Venezuela.

23 February 2018

[ed. note. Cross-posted – “Data Collection Basics” by Fanor Camacho, Humanitarian Data Specialist/Information Management Delegate, IFRC Americas Regional Office.] The data collection is a critical point for the data cycle process, excellent data qualit …

12 February 2018

The Colombian Red Cross Guajira branch has worked in more than 110 indigenous communities, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of families.

8 February 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.

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