News stories from Americas

12 January 2016

Haiti: more resilient communities

Supporting families to rebuild their lives in the communities to make them more resilient
Canadian Red Cross helps rebuild Health Care in Haiti
12 January 2016

Canadian Red Cross helps rebuild Health Care in Haiti

Like the rest of Haiti, the Jacmel community was left reeling after the January 12th 2010 Earthquake devastated the country.
Reconstruction of the Santa Rosa Lima school for girls
12 January 2016

Reconstruction of the Santa Rosa Lima school for girls

The town of Léogane is situated at 29 km of the capital of Port-au-Prince, it was at the epicenter of the 12 January 2010 earthquake.
Paraguayan Red Cross Responds to Massive Flooding
31 December 2015

Paraguayan Red Cross Responds to Massive Flooding

Paraguay has been in a state of emergency due to flooding caused by unusually heavy rainfall for the season.
Flooding on the river coasts and northern Argentina
30 December 2015

Flooding on the river coasts and northern Argentina

The situation worsens as the number of families impacted by the flooding in the north and central parts of the country grows
Red Cross Helps Across Multiple States After Deadly Storms
30 December 2015

Red Cross Helps Across Multiple States After Deadly Storms

American Red Cross is helping people in multiple states who are impacted by this severe weathe
Once more, walls and fences are diving the world
17 December 2015

Once more, walls and fences are diving the world

Once more, walls and fences are diving the world; many countries are erecting them again.
Protect Humanity
17 December 2015

Protect Humanity

On 15 November 2015, a group of approximately 1,300 Cuban migrants flew to Ecuador...
The Future of Disaster Management in the Caribbean
16 December 2015

The Future of Disaster Management in the Caribbean

“With resilience, our goal is for communities to no longer rely exclusively on organizations to help them.”
Volunteer profile - Honduras Red Cross
11 December 2015

Volunteer profile - Honduras Red Cross

For 43 years, Rosario Fernandez, a Honduras Red Cross volunteer with a warm smile.
Why the Strongest Hurricane on Record Was No Catastrophe
8 December 2015

Why the Strongest Hurricane on Record Was No ‘Catastrophe’

At its peak Hurricane Patricia was the strongest hurricane every recorded in the eastern Pacific.
From Washington to Rwanda: Let the Mapping Begin
8 December 2015

From Washington to Rwanda: Let the Mapping Begin

Not having an accurate map presents a challenge to disaster preparedness efforts.
Cuban migrants praise the humanitarian work of the Costa Rican Red Cross
19 November 2015

Cuban migrants praise the humanitarian work of the Costa Rican Red Cross

Cuban population receives uninterrupted assistance by the Red Cross
IFRC Americas Regional Director visits Port-au-Prince
4 November 2015

IFRC Americas Regional Director visits Port-au-Prince

Walter Cotte visited Haiti and introduced his new vision
Bahamas Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Joaquin
21 October 2015

Bahamas Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Joaquin

Given the extent of the damage and relief and recovery measures that are required in the Bahamas...
IFRC Secretary General praises the work of the Mexican Red Cross in its 105th Anniversary
20 October 2015

IFRC Secretary General praises the work of the Mexican Red Cross in its 105th Anniversary

Mr. Elhadj As Sy attended commemorative activities for 105 years of humanitarian action by the Mexican Red Cross.
DREF for landslide in Guatemala approved
13 October 2015

DREF for landslide in Guatemala approved

The funds will be use to meet the most urgent needs of affected families
Guatemalan Red Cross responds to landslide
3 October 2015

Guatemalan Red Cross responds to landslide

Operation continues to respond to landslide in Guatemala
Earthquake Tsunami in Chile Response Action Plan Approved
30 September 2015

Earthquake / Tsunami in Chile: Response Action Plan Approved

DREF funds approved to provide humanitarian aid in Chile
Chilean Red Cross responds to earthquake
21 September 2015

Chilean Red Cross responds to earthquake

Update on the situation and response to 8.4 earthquake in Chile

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