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Dominican Republic

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
Prevention is already a part of our daily routine
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
Heavy rainy season in Latin America and the Caribbean could cause significant outbreaks
4 July 2014

Heavy rainy season in Latin America and the Caribbean could cause significant outbreaks

n recent interventions in Honduras as Nicaragua, as well as the Caribbean in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Red Cross has been responding to dengue and chikungunya outbreaks.
Dominican Republic: Safe driving and effective fleet management
9 August 2013

Dominican Republic: Safe driving and effective fleet management

In 2012, the Dominican Red Cross took a decision to upgrade their ambulance fleet. They knew the initiative would require top-quality ambulance equipment, rugged vehicles and above all, relevant training.
Communities and the Red Cross continue the battle against cholera
19 June 2012

Communities and the Red Cross continue the battle against cholera

In October 2010, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health raised the first cholera alert and subsequently reported the country’s first case the following month.
In the Dominican Republic, ‘we have to imagine ourselves in Haitians’ shoes’
23 February 2010

In the Dominican Republic, ‘we have to imagine ourselves in Haitians’ shoes’

“I felt the quake at my home in San Cristobal but I never imagined it would be as disastrous as this,” says Elizabeth Payamo, a 17-year-old volunteer with the Dominican Red Cross.
Working shoulder to shoulder in Hispaniola
9 June 2004

Working shoulder to shoulder in Hispaniola

In the town of Pedernales, on the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the Red Cross principle of Universality is clearly understood.
As water in Jimaní recedes, destruction becomes clear
1 June 2004

As water in Jimaní recedes, destruction becomes clear

Jimaní is dry now, but the marks left by the recent floods will remain for a long time: not only on the ground, the broken trees, damaged houses and mud-covered streets, but more than anywhere, on the faces of those who survived.
26 May 2004

Hundreds killed or missing in Hispaniola floods

More than 500 people have died and hundreds more are missing as a result of the heavy rains and flooding that have lashed the Caribbean island of Hispaniola since last weekend.
25 May 2004

Deadly rains hit Dominican Republic and Haiti

At least 150 people have lost their lives in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and more than 300 are believed to be missing after both countries were hit by torrential rains in the past few days.
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