News stories from Americas

28 September 2016

Youth Commission meeting

Representatives of the youth from all the regions of the world meet in the Americas
Budgeting for emergency response
21 September 2016

Budgeting for emergency response

technical workshop was held in Honduras with participation from representatives of Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Haiti National Societies
The Zika campaign has reached more than 10000 people in the Olympic Games
23 August 2016

The Zika campaign has reached more than 10,000 people in the Olympic Games

Zika prevention campaign: “For the mosquitoes, you are the main attraction”
Being a volunteer is a rewarding vocation
21 August 2016

Being a volunteer is a rewarding vocation

Karen is visiting the Manabí province for the second time after the 16 April emergency.
I will sleep soundly at night knowing that soon my family will have a decent house to live in
20 August 2016

I will sleep soundly at night knowing that soon my family will have a decent house to live in

There are many heartbreaking stories in this community. Barón Zambrano and his family tell one of them.
Everything is going to be alright, something better is yet to come
19 August 2016

Everything is going to be alright, something better is yet to come

Just when Amparo had started to manage the situation, the 16 April earthquake shook her world again.
Louisiana flooding the worse natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012
19 August 2016

Louisiana flooding the worse natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012

In the south-eastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi in the United States of America, severe flooding has occurred
Belize is recovering from the Tropical Cyclone Earl
19 August 2016

Belize is recovering from the Tropical Cyclone Earl

The DREF objective is to respond to the immediate needs of 440 families affected by Hurricane Earl.
Hurricane Earl hits Belize
5 August 2016

Hurricane Earl hits Belize

Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize in the early hours of Thursday, 4 August, causing severe flooding.
Prevention is already a part of our daily routine
20 July 2016

Prevention is already a part of our daily routine

Ricardo Guzmán and his mother, Belkis, have adopted habits to prevent the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which transmits Zika as part of their daily life
Ecuador se levanta
18 July 2016

Ecuador Rises

Telemundo 47 to air ‘Ecuador se levanta’ in support of the many lives affected by the massive and devastating earthquake
President of the Brazilian Red Cross will carry the Olympic torch
14 July 2016

President of the Brazilian Red Cross will carry the Olympic torch

President of the Brazilian Red Cross, Rosely Sampaio will carry the Olympic torch, on July 14, in Curitiba.
Safe water supply system  in the Community of La Cabuya
6 July 2016

Safe water supply system in the community of La Cabuya

Water and Sanitation technical team installs equipment to offer the community a non-stop water service.
Bolivian Red Cross and IFRC visit border between Bolivia and Brazil
29 June 2016

Bolivian Red Cross and IFRC visit border between Bolivia and Brazil

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through its regional Zika operation, visited Bolivia from May 30th to June 5th, to assess their progress in implementing their response plan with the Bolivian Red Cross.
Life Story: Carlos Julio, Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteer
18 June 2016

Life Story: Carlos Julio, Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteer

After the earthquake, the Red Cross filled a void in my life...
Red Cross supports the Haitian media in the fight against climate change
10 June 2016

Red Cross supports the Haitian media in the fight against climate change

Training for journalists on the impact of the climate changes and the community resilience
A little box that brings joy
1 June 2016

A little box that brings joy

The Ecuadorian Red Cross has being bringing hope to children who live in areas affected by the earthquake through “Little Boxes of Hope”
President Konoé’s visit to Ecuador: The strength of the Red Cross is its volunteers
1 June 2016

President Konoé’s visit to Ecuador: The strength of the Red Cross is its volunteers

Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has visited Manta, one of the cities most affected by the recent earthquake.
Proof of resilience
1 June 2016

Proof of resilience

Most would predict that this day would be a quiet one in this town, still in recovery after being devastated by the earthquake
Zika Training of Trainers Workshop
31 May 2016

Zika Training of Trainers Workshop

The first sub regional training of trainers workshop in the areas of psychosocial support...

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