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02 Nov 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Americas is a culturally diverse, geographically large and economically complex region, which accounts for around 26.3 per cent of the world’s migrants (68 million people). Poverty, family reunification, inequality and violence are common factors that motivate people to migrate in the Americas.

02 Nov 2018 description

This revised Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.9 million Swiss francs (increased from CHF 7.48 million) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies on the scaling up of their response to the increasing population movement in the Americas, supporting initially Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to deliver assistance to 282,905 people (including host communities) for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas: shelter, livelihoods and basic need, health, water and sanitation, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and …

09 Oct 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4.89 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people. This 16-month operation focuses on supporting migrants in the areas of health, water and sanitation, shelter, protection, livelihood and migration. This revised Emergency Appeal includes a scale up of the health intervention to address the basic health needs of migrants in ten departments in Colombia.

06 Sep 2018 description

This Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.4 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support National Societies on the scaling up of their response to the increasing population movement in the Americas, supporting initially Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to deliver assistance to 200,000 people (including host communities) for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas: shelter, livelihoods and basic need, health, water and sanitation, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and migration.

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.

08 Aug 2018 description

Migration flow through Colombia has been steadily increasing over the past few years. At the moment, there are more than 1.1 million people in need in the country, including both migrants and Colombian communities returning to the country. The Colombia-Venezuela border has been experiencing a constant mixed migratory flow of people since 2017, who use Colombia as a transit zone, temporary shelter or a supply point. According to UNHCR figures, most migrants are concentrated in the departments of Norte de Santander and La Guajira.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal revision seeks a total of 2,500,414 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; protection, gender and inclusion; and migration actions.

19 Mar 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,203,961 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; restoring family links (RFL); protection, gender and inclusion, and migration actions.

16 Aug 2017 description

This 12-month report reflects progress against the objectives as well as a revised budget to reflect changes within budgetary lines. The Haiti Red Cross Society began responding to the Zika outbreak in April 2017 through support made available from USAID within this Emergency Appeal. Their work is coordinated from the IFRC Caribbean Cluster office and a revised budget supports their inclusion in this Operation. In addition, the appeal has been extended for an additional 4 months (ending on 31 December 2017).

09 Feb 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 7.51 million Swiss francs (decreased from 9.27 million Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to respond to the global Zika virus outbreak, delivering assistance to 7 million people for 19 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support.

12 Jan 2017 description

Prefacio

Nuestros voluntarios son el motor que impulsa nuestra labor humanitaria y el activo más valioso que tienen las Sociedades Nacionales. Millones de personas alrededor del mundo unen esfuerzos en torno a la Cruz Roja para la prevención y alivio del sufrimiento humano. Cada miembro de este cuerpo voluntario es pieza fundamental en todo el engranaje que supone nuestra organización. Este compromiso de todos los que día a día contribuyen al fortalecimiento de la organización nos lega, también, una gran responsabilidad con nuestros voluntarios.

12 Jan 2017 description
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Our volunteers are the driving force behind our humanitarian work and the most valuable asset that National Societies have. Millions of people around the world unite efforts around the Red Cross to prevent and ease human suffering. Each member of this volunteer force is a fundamental piece in our organization. The commitment of those who daily contribute to the strengthening of the organization, give us an enormous responsibility towards our volunteers.

01 Jun 2016 description

Summary: Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus predominately transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquitoes (A.aegypti and A.albopictus) - the same type of mosquitoes that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Zika virus is spreading rapidly and increasing scientific evidence is demonstrating the impact of the virus, especially on pregnant women and their infants is far greater than first reported.

04 Mar 2016 description

This Global Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 9.27 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to scale-up the response to the Zika virus disease, delivering assistance to one million people for 12 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support. This Appeal is supported and complemented by country and regional-based Plans of Action.

02 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,380,409 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the National Societies in the Americas region to deliver assistance and support to 200,000 people through direct intervention and 1 million people through indirect community engagement, with a focus on health, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and preparedness. This regional Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis pending further assessment and revision in the coming weeks.

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.

06 Jul 2012 description

GLIDE n° FL-2010-00240-VEN

Period covered by this Final Report:
December 2010 to December 2011.

Appeal target: 575,146 Swiss francs Appeal coverage: 100 %

Appeal history:

  • A Preliminary Emergency Appeal for 429,887 Swiss francs was launched on 21 December 2010 to support 2,000 families over 6 months.

  • An Emergency Appeal for 717,571 Swiss francs was launched on 29 December 2010 increasing the support to 2,500 families.