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10 May 2017

Partner Coordination and Community Engagement are Key in Addressing Zika in Colombia

The visit focused on project monitoring and follow-up, as well as an opportunity to ensure partner coordination on the ground.
Severe Weather and Rain Threaten – Red Cross Responds
4 May 2017

Severe Weather and Rain Threaten – Red Cross Responds

The American Red Cross is responding across multiple states, providing food and shelter for hundreds of people affected by severe weather and flooding.
One year after earthquake, Red Cross Red Crescent has supported thousands of families to rebuild their lives
16 April 2017

One year after earthquake, Red Cross Red Crescent has supported thousands of families to rebuild their lives

– One year after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador
Forty tons of humanitarian aid arrive in Peru to support the action of the Peruvian Red Cross
26 March 2017

Forty tons of humanitarian aid arrive in Peru to support the action of the Peruvian Red Cross

More than 40 tons of relief items arrived in Lima today
Selwyn Lavia: a beneficiaty story
22 March 2017

I came out and saw my neighbour Lester who told me the whole back of the house was gone due to the plum tree that had collapsed into it.
Animated Video for Zika Virus Prevention
22 March 2017

Animated Video for Zika Virus Prevention

The video share key messages about the Zika virus in an attractive, creative and suitable way for all audiences.
IFRC Continues to Strengthen National Society Capacity in Zika Response
14 March 2017

IFRC Continues to Strengthen National Society Capacity in Zika Response

The Zika virus response in the region requires an integrated and holistic approach...
Americas Region Adopts Its First Disaster Risk Reduction Plan
14 March 2017

Americas Region Adopts Its First Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

The Americas region has reaffirmed its commitment to building resilience
Ignite Stage: IFRC is putting communities at the center of our work
10 March 2017

Ignite Stage: IFRC is putting communities at the center of our work

The Red Cross approach to community resilience strengthening ensures communities
High-Risk Populations Are Agents of Change for Disaster Risk Reduction
9 March 2017

High-Risk Populations Are Agents of Change for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework recognizes the high impact of disasters on vulnerable persons
Volunteers as a mobilizing force in disaster risk reduction processes
8 March 2017

Volunteers as a mobilizing force in disaster risk reduction processes

Voluntary service is one of the fundamental basis for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
IFRC Declaration in the Fifth Regional DRR Platform
8 March 2017

IFRC Declaration in the Fifth Regional DRR Platform

A statement in which they set their position on the challenges presented by the implementation of the commitments signed in Sendai
Media Advisory: Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas
6 March 2017

Media Advisory: Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

Information on the participation of the IFRC
International Instructors Provide Zika-Related Training with the Venezuelan Red Cross
23 February 2017

International Instructors Provide Zika-Related Training with the Venezuelan Red Cross

As part of the response to the Zika epidemic and its effects in the region, the IFRC, through the Americas Zika Operation...
Working on a New Capacity Building Strategy for the Zika Response
14 February 2017

Working on a New Capacity Building Strategy for the Zika Response

Regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak
The project goes past Zika, it brings our communities together
14 February 2017

The project goes past Zika, it brings our communities together

Alicia da Rauda volunteers with the Salvadorian Red Cross on the Zika Operation.
Building partnerships for effective response to emergencies
18 January 2017

Building partnerships for effective response to emergencies

The three-year Framework Agreement aims at establishing close partnerships and cooperation...
Allies to the emergency
17 January 2017

Allies to the emergency

During emergency operations, it is frequent to meet with people and organizations...
The Government of Haiti recognizes the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
16 January 2017

The Government of Haiti recognizes the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Haiti's government recognized the work done by the humanitarian organizations
My biggest achievement is building awareness about Zika
11 January 2017

“My biggest achievement is building awareness about Zika”

Adriana Herrera volunteers at the Meta province branch of the Colombia Red Cross and has been with the Movement for over 10 years.
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