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18 Oct 2018 description

“The lady was crying inconsolably while she was returning the phone”, says a volunteer from the Peruvian Red Cross who is in the Restoring Family Links (RFL) post that is located in the Binational Border Care Center (CEBAF in Spanish) in Tumbes, northern border of Peru with Ecuador.

10 Sep 2018 description

Panama/Geneva, 10 September 2018 – The largest movement of people across the Americas in recent years is causing growing humanitarian needs across the region, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.

According to the United Nations, around 2.3 million people are believed to be on the move. The situation is especially increasing in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and several countries in the Caribbean.

31 Aug 2018 description

Panama/Geneva, 31 August 2018 – Help, respect and compassion are needed in response to the massive and continuous movement of people across Venezuela and several other countries in the Americas, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.

It is estimated that between 1.6 million and 4 million people are currently on the move in search of relief from instability or insecurity in their home countries.

21 Mar 2018 description

Geneva/Panama, 21 March 2018– Aid workers working along the Colombia-Venezuela border are warning of rising vulnerabilities among people crossing the border and are calling on the international community to increase support for humanitarian efforts.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Appeal

The Colombia Red Cross Society and IFRC need your support to protect the lives, health and dignity of 120,000 of the most vulnerable people crossing the Colombia-Venezuela border, particularly in the departments of Arauca, Cesar, Guajira, Guainía, Norte de Santander, Nariño and Vichada.

2.2 million Swiss francs needed for urgent humanitarian relief 120,000 people need our support

Snapshot

23 Feb 2018 description

To meet the growing demand for humanitarian requirements on the Colombo – Venezuelan border, the Colombian Red Cross has developed a plan that includes health, psychosocial support, temporary shelter, food security and reestablishment of family links activities. So far, the Colombian Red Cross has benefited more than 260,000 people and about 800 volunteers are working to meet the humanitarian requirements on the border.

05 Oct 2017 description

The Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Venezuela and the CARICOM States carries out its activities since the 1970s, following its principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. In 2000, the ICRC signed an agreement with the Venezuelan Government to formalize its presence and activities in the country; this agreement was approved by law on November 6, 2001.

26 Feb 2017 description

Del 24 al 30 de enero de 2017 la Federación Internacional de las Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR), a través de la Operación Zika, el Centro de Referencia en Preparación Institucional para Desastres (CREPD) y la Cruz Roja Venezolana desarrollaron un taller de formación de formadores sobre temas en salud relacionados al virus del Zika. El taller se llevó a cabo en Valencia, Venezuela, y 22 participantes de 10 filiales nacionales de la Cruz Roja Venezolana recibieron su certificación.

15 Feb 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.

07 Dec 2016 description

Less than a month ago, on November 18th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern. It does, however, continue to present a serious public health concern in the Americas, especially to the most vulnerable populations like women of childbearing age. To date, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has registered over 515,000 suspected Zika cases, of which more than 170,000 have been confirmed.

07 Dec 2016 description

Hace menos de un mes, el 18 de noviembre, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) anunció que el virus Zika ya no representa una emergencia de salud pública de interés internacional. El virus sin embargo sigue siendo una importante preocupación en la salud pública en las Américas, en especial para las poblaciones más vulnerables como las mujeres en edad fértil. Hasta la fecha, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha registrado más de 515,000 casos sospechosos del Zika, de los cuales se han confirmado más de 170,000 casos.

19 Nov 2016 description

Representantes de las Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja de Bolivia, Colombia, Perú y Venezuela se reunen en Colombia en un taller de certificación de instructores que abarca varios temas de salud enfocados en el control del Zika.

30 Sep 2016 description

Situación

Según la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica de los Estados Unidos (NOAA) del Centro Nacional de huracanes, Mathew se ha fortalecido en un huracán de categoría 2.

28 Aug 2015 description

In response to the humanitarian crisis taking place on the Venezuelan border since Friday, the Colombian Red Cross has set up a “human corridor” to transport Colombian and Venezuelan nationals in need of medical attention from San Antonio and neighbouring areas to hospitals in Cúcuta.

19 Jul 2015 description

Durante el mes de junio y julio el Municipio Páez del Estado Apure fue afectado por las lluvias de manera crítica. Las fuertes precipitaciones que se registraron en el Estado Apure desbordaron el Cauce del Río Arauca, las aguas inundaron las viviendas y calles de la población de Guasdualito, Municipio Páez.