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.

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“The Honduran Red Cross has a lot of experience in facing endemic epidemiological situations in the area, such as dengue or zika, and we are prepared to act in adverse meteorological situations such as hurricanes or floods, but not with a pandemic of such magnitude at the same time… a country is never prepared for a situation like this.”

9 February 2021
The Guyana Red Cross team delivers hygiene kits to communities living on the river near Mabaruma, Guyana.

Story and photos by Angela Hill / IFRC For the field team of the Guyana Red Cross, responding to COVID-19 has meant time away from families, thousands of miles by car, plane and boat, and arranging logistics for tons of cleaning and hygiene supplies de …

2 February 2021

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is mourning the loss of Dr Ligia Leroux de Ramírez, President of the Dominican Republic Red Cross and former member of IFRC’s Governing Board. Dr Leroux de Ramírez served as Pr …

4 December 2020

By Olivia Acosta Alexander Arauz is a 22 year old interior designer. He is also studying Business Administration in Rivas, a city in the South Pacific of Nicaragua, very close to the Costa Rican border. He began his volunteering with the Nicaraguan Red …

8 October 2020

By Melissa Monzon “Thanks to the help of the Red Cross we will be able to protect our health, now not only from COVID, but also from volcanic ashfall. We hadn´t received help; we will use the tools to cultivate and for construction. This help is great, …

3 October 2020


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Ciudad del Saber, Clayton, Panama City, Panama

Regional Director: Martha Keays

Deputy Director: Stephen McAndrew

Heads of Country Cluster Delegations:

  • South Cone and Brazil: Alexandre Claudon
  • Andean Country: Ines Brill
  • Central America: Nelson Aly Rodriguez
  • Latin Caribbean: Elias Ghanem
  • English Caribbean: Ariel Kesten

Heads of Country Delegations:

  • Venezuela: Michelle Detomaso

Focal Points:

  • Panama: Antonella Finis Gallardo
  • Northern Cluster: Jono Anzalone
  • Colombia: 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