News stories from Americas

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
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.
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”
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...
Eat well, recover well – Ecuadorian Cuisine helping families recover
31 May 2016

Eat well, recover well – Ecuadorian Cuisine helping families recover

María Cruz lives with 14 other families on a piece of land in the Los Cactus Park area of Manta, given to them by a relative. They have all relocated there since the day after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16th, ...
Taking care of Ecuador’s elderly after earthquake
30 May 2016

Taking care of Ecuador’s elderly after earthquake

At the hospice care home for the elderly run by the Cottolengo Foundation in Manta, Ecuador, April 16th was a day like any ...
First Lady of Panama expresses interest in establishing a Red Cross Humanitarian logistics hub in Panama
27 May 2016

First Lady of Panama expresses interest in establishing a Red Cross Humanitarian logistics hub in Panama

Lorena Castillo de Varela, First Lady of Panama and Honorary President of the Panamanian Red Cross, recently visited the offices of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, where she expressed Pan
Heroes don’t save lives, everyday people do
25 May 2016

Heroes don’t save lives, everyday people do

Jhon Efraín Bailón has been a volunteer firefighter in Manta for several years. Helping others is his life’s calling. On April 16th, while on his regular work shift, the ground beneath him began to ...
To have nothing and still have much to give
20 May 2016

To have nothing and still have much to give

When Ecuadorian Red Cross vehicles arrive at distribution centres, emotions run high among those who are awaiting help
Boxes of Hope for Ecuador
20 May 2016

Boxes of Hope for Ecuador

With thousands in western Ecuador reeling from the April 16th earthquake, help has arrived from both near and far.
The desire to help others cannot be stopped by an earthquake
9 May 2016

The desire to help others cannot be stopped by an earthquake

Ana Rocío Sendeño is a 28-year-old mother of two from the small village of Mantal on the Pacific coast of Ecuador.
Ecuadorian Red Cross Blood Bank Holding Steady In Aftermath of Earthquake
27 April 2016

Ecuadorian Red Cross Blood Bank Holding Steady In Aftermath of Earthquake

In the wake of the April 16th earthquake that hit Ecuador’s central coast, leaving thousands in need of medical attention, the Ecuadorian Red Cross mobilized all manner of humanitarian aid out to the coast.
Ecuador: “The most important thing is health”
27 April 2016

Ecuador: “The most important thing is health”

When Colombian Red Cross Public Health Coordinator Dr José Leber Imbachi arrived in the earthquake-affected canton of Pedernales, he found out that 80 per cent of the houses had collapsed.

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