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16/08/2021 | National society

Americas Regional Office

The IFRC’s Americas Regional Office works in support of 35 National Red Cross. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and its technical unit, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term devel...

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29/12/2020 | Article

Physical, but not emotional, distance

By Olivia AcostaDiego Gómez is 38 years old, he is an emergency medical technician, and for nine years he has been working as a paramedic in the Metropolitan Committee of the Costa Rican Red Cross, in the Canton of San José, the capital city of the...

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07/10/2020 | Article

The pandemic is not over

By Olivia AcostaAlexander Arauz is a 22 year old interior designer. He is also studying Business Administration in Rivas, a city in the South Pacific of Nicaragua, very close to the Costa Rican border. He began his volunteering with the Nicaraguan Re...

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02/10/2020 | Article

Ecuador: help that arrives in time

By Melissa Monzon“Thanks to the help of the Red Cross we will be able to protect our health, now not only from COVID, but also from volcanic ashfall. We hadn´t received help; we will use the tools to cultivate and for construction. This help is gr...

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21/09/2020 | Article

I thought I could do it, so I did it

By Olivia AcostaMariela Bareiro is 43 years old, and she has a degree in nursing, but she stopped practicing two years ago due to a family tragedy from which she is still recovering. "When the Paraguayan Red Cross launched an appeal for volunteers to...

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12/09/2020 | Article

We make the impossible, possible

By Olivia AcostaDavid Brito is studying to be a commercial engineer in Chile and in the meantime he is thinking about how to help most affected people by COVID-19 in his country. And he comes up with some good ideas. His mother was already a voluntee...

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04/09/2020 | Article

Tireless work on behalf of migrants

by Olivia AcostaIt has been more than five months since the borders were closed in Guatemala and a considerable number of people in transit have been blocked inside the country. The situation is a challenge for Guatemala since many of the migrants mu...

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