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23 November 2016

Dominican Red Cross Responds to Floods

After hurricane Matthew hit La Española Island, Dominican Republic has been experiencing a series of hydrometeorological events
Training of Trainers: Expanding National Societies' Capacity in Zika Response
18 November 2016

Training of Trainers: Expanding National Societies’ Capacity in Zika Response

Workshop to certify instructors on various health-related topics focused on controlling the Zika virus
I know that I will make it, even if it takes me a year to recover
11 November 2016

“I know that I will make it, even if it takes me a year to recover”

Because of its geographical location, the Ecuadorian coast is prone to natural disasters.
I wanted to join the Red Cross because it is a solidary movement and I want to be part of it
10 November 2016

"I wanted to join the Red Cross because it is a solidary movement and I want to be part of it"

On April 16, 2016 Dellanira Suarez was in the city of Manta, in Manabi Province
The Red Cross Movement calls on States to address the growing indifference to the needs of migrants
10 November 2016

The Red Cross Movement calls on States to address the growing indifference to the needs of migrants

Representatives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have adopted a declaration
Haiti Red Cross volunteers prepare for cholera vaccination campaign
5 November 2016

Haiti Red Cross volunteers prepare for cholera vaccination campaign

Ahead of a large-scale cholera vaccination campaign to begin in Haiti next week, some 350 Red Cross volunteers are getting trained and ready to participate.
Cholera prevention with the Red Cross in Haiti shows results
29 October 2016

Cholera prevention with the Red Cross in Haiti shows results

This project is not about giving products or items. We give knowledge. However, it is not always easy.
Staying dry from the rain: Red Cross improves living conditions for families affected by Hurricane Matthew
25 October 2016

Staying dry from the rain: Red Cross improves living conditions for families affected by Hurricane Matthew

It is pouring rain in Anse D’Hainault, a town on the southwestern coast of Haiti.
Hurricane Matthew: the IFRC regional director for the Americas takes a lead to strengthen partnership and cooperation
23 October 2016

Hurricane Matthew: the IFRC regional director for the Americas takes a lead to strengthen partnership and cooperation

Behind every large-scale emergency response operation is the critical navigation of coordination among global partners within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Growth, climate change, migration are main urban challenges, IFRC tells Habitat III
20 October 2016

Growth, climate change, migration are main urban challenges, IFRC tells Habitat III

States must do more to manage international support after disasters and prioritize work to improve the resilience of urban communities, including institutional and legal preparedness.
Coastal communities struggling to recover from Matthew
11 October 2016

Coastal communities struggling to recover from Matthew

The view along the coastal road from Les Cayes in southwestern Haiti is dramatically changed since Hurricane Matthew tore through the area one week ago.
No more homes to return to
10 October 2016

No more homes to return to

Elmita Nodeis sits on the ground in the courtyard of Philippe Guerrier school in the town of Les Cayes.
Stories, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
10 October 2016

Stories, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

I can only think of the word desolation to describe the situation now in Jeremie, south of Haiti.
Red Cross aid flight arrives to Haiti
9 October 2016

Red Cross aid flight arrives to Haiti

IFRC has sent a major aid delivery into Haiti to support people affected by hurricane Matthew
Families evacuated during Hurricane Matthew. Lisa and Exanna´s experience
9 October 2016

Families evacuated during Hurricane Matthew. Lisa and Exanna´s experience

Lisa Pinder and Exanna Dormeus are part of the Bahamas Red Cross rescue team
Needs remain huge in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
9 October 2016

Needs remain huge in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

At the one hospital in Jeremie in southwest Haiti, nurses and doctors treat patients in the two out of four departments still open in the hospital since the hurricane hit.
The Commitment of Jennifer Diaz to her Community
9 October 2016

The Commitment of Jennifer Diaz to her Community

Jennifer Diaz Lopez spent most of her pregnancy working as a Colombian Red Cross (CRC) volunteer
Bahamas Red Cross deploys disaster response teams as powerful Hurricane Matthew arrives
6 October 2016

Bahamas Red Cross deploys disaster response teams as powerful Hurricane Matthew arrives

In response to the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, the Bahamas Red Cross deployed their staff and volunteers
Youth Commission meeting
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
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