Three weeks ago, on the evening of 18 September, hurricane Maria descended on the island of Dominica and destroyed everything in its path.

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

As families return home to the island of Barbuda, there are fears that a lack of infrastructure will lead to health issues in the future.

9 October 2017

The Central American region is been affected by strong winds and torrential rains caused by the passage of Tropical Storm Nate.

7 October 2017

Imagine seeing your roof going up and down, and all of a sudden it’s not there. Moses is rebuilding his business after Hurricane Maria.

3 October 2017

An integrated approach to Zika prevention is one of the cornerstones of the Community Action on Zika (CAZ) project.

27 September 2017

Trevor Jean Baptiste and his family are among the more than 70,000 people whose lives have been devastated by hurricane Maria, which devastated their home island of Dominica in the Caribbean.

27 September 2017


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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