News stories from Americas

7 July 2015

Caribbean preparatory meeting for hurricane season

Meeting in the caribbean to discuss preparations for the 2015 hurricane season.
Supporting efforts for the recovery process in Northern Chile
22 April 2015

Supporting efforts for the recovery process in Northern Chile

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) approved emergency funds for the implementation of an emergency action plan...
Ecuadorian Red Cross inaugurates Medical Emergencies and Prehospital Care Reference Centre
3 February 2015

Ecuadorian Red Cross inaugurates Medical Emergencies and Prehospital Care Reference Centre

The vision of establishing a financially solid and well administrated Reference Centre, able to deliver high quality programmes and services to interested National Societies is now a reality.
Five years on: Haitian communities take health into their own hands
13 January 2015

Five years on: Haitian communities take health into their own hands

“Before the Red Cross came here, there were many things I didn’t know but now we have a lot of activities in the area to educate people and I know a whole lot now,”
Five years on: Haitian communities are better sheltered
8 January 2015

Five years on: Haitian communities are better sheltered

“I didn’t know anything about masonry, but thanks to the Red Cross today I know how to put up blocks, bind steel bars, and take measurements. I’m not a big boss but I know the basics,” says 38-year-old Gladys Joachim.
Mexican Red Cross ambulance service and volunteers bridging the healthcare gap
12 December 2014

Mexican Red Cross ambulance service and volunteers bridging the healthcare gap

Adriana Carmona, an advanced level paramedic, works with the Mexican Red Cross ambulance service.
Victims of Weapons Contamination Still Standing
20 November 2014

Victims of Weapons Contamination Still Standing

Dignity, empowerment, resilience, victims’ rights, where some of the key words during the visit to the municipality of Palmira
A town of peace amid conflict
20 November 2014

A town of peace amid conflict

During the Global Community Resilience Forum, delegates from 40 countries visited two production projects sponsored by the Colombian Red Cross in Santander de Quilichao.
Corinto, a thriving land in search of peace
20 November 2014

Corinto, a thriving land in search of peace

The work being done by the Colombian Red Cross Branch in the Municipality of Corinto has focused on promoting institutional alliances
Death cannot be a daily occurrence
20 November 2014

Death cannot be a daily occurrence

Colombian Red Cross is partnering to increase community resilience in Potrero Grande
Community engagement is vital for Haiti’s chikungunya prevention campaign
10 October 2014

Community engagement is vital for Haiti’s chikungunya prevention campaign

The Haiti Red Cross Society has launched a major campaign to educate communities on the chikungunya virus.
Mexican Red Cross distributes aid following hurricane Odile
25 September 2014

Mexican Red Cross distributes aid following hurricane Odile

20 tons of humanitarian aid distributed in Southern Baja California
Nayarit and Jalisco to support people affected by Hurricane Odile
18 September 2014

Mexican Red Cross to support people affected by Hurricane Odile

Nayarit and Jalisco to support people affected in southern Baja California, following the path of Hurricane Odile
RCRC Magazine correspondents visit the Salvadorian Red Cross
18 September 2014

RCRC Magazine correspondents visit the Salvadorian Red Cross

Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement magazine paid a visit to the Salvadorian Red Cross
Coming Home The Struggle To Move On
18 September 2014

Coming home: the struggle to move on

Even though water levels have decreased stagnant water remains. Nevertheless hope has not diminished.
Peruvian Red Cross helps create new smart phone app “Reporta Salud”
10 September 2014

Peruvian Red Cross helps create new smart phone app “Reporta Salud”

"Reporta Salud", a trendy new mobile application to report emergencies.
Caribbean Red Cross Societies Launch Free Life-Saving Multi-Hazard Mobile App
10 September 2014

Caribbean Red Cross Societies Launch Free Life-Saving Multi-Hazard Mobile App

As the Caribbean region braces itself for another hurricane season Red Cross National Societies in the Caribbean have created a Multi-Hazard Mobile App
Nicaraguan Red Cross unites in a fight against Chikungunya
8 August 2014

Nicaraguan Red Cross unites in a fight against Chikungunya

Nicaraguan Government decreed a Health Alert throughout the national territory as a preventive measure against possible outbreaks of the Chikungunya virus
Red Cross takes action in the fight against Dengue and Chikungunya amid alarming number of cases in El Salvador
4 August 2014

Red Cross takes action in the fight against Dengue and Chikungunya amid alarming number of cases in El Salvador

Since 18 of July, authorities in El Salvador declared a yellow alert due to the identification of suspected cases of Chikungunya.
Humanitarian support in Paraguay much more than an in kind donation
29 July 2014

Humanitarian support in Paraguay, much more than an in kind donation

When we want to support a community that has been affected by an emergency, a key part is to provide psychosocial support...

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