The Americas region is home to over 1 billion people which represents an approximate of 13 per cent of the world’s population. As the second most disaster-prone region in the world, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic overlap with other existing crisis and recurring emergencies, like poverty, food insecurity, widespread displacement and disasters caused by natural hazards. In 2021, the IFRC Americas region supported an important number of emergency operations: 19 emergency operations, reaching 93,330 people in 14 countries. Out of these figures, 14 operation had a WASH component, reaching 61,286 people with WASH services. Additionally the region had 33 National Society Response Plans launched for COVID-19, and 3 National Societies involved in the emergency response of Hurricanes Eta & Iota.
The Americas region includes 35 National Societies and IFRC supports the region through one country office (Venezuela) and 5 country cluster delegations (South Cone, Andean Countries, Central America, Latin Caribbean, English- and Dutch- Speaking Caribbean), each covering a cluster of countries. Canada, the United States of America, and Mexico coordinate actions and provide support in close coordination with the regional office based in Panama.
Advocacy and strategic material
Red Cross Red Crescent materials
Regional Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene group for the Latin American and Caribbean region (WASH LAC)
Website for the regional WASH cluster, where IFRC is co-leader at the R4V platform for the WASH sector, and member of the regional Strategic Advisory Group. It includes sectoral coordination and technical information specific for the region.
Country specific resources
English- & Dutch- Speaking Caribbean
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Antigua and Barbuda
Trinidad & Tobago