Case studies: Americas

Browse case studies from the Americas region, including case studies on community feedback, CEA in extreme weather responses, and COVID-19.

17 August 2022

PASSA Case Study in Honduras – Safe Homes, Resilient Communities

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

This case study shares the experience of Honduras Red Cross in implementing the Participatory Approach to Safe Housing Awareness and Home Repair Program developed as part of the ETA&IOTA hurricane response.

  • Flooding
  • Hurricanes
  • PASSA
  • Shelter

4 August 2021

Relationships the Key to Risk Communications (A Guyana Case Study)

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

Guyana Red Cross

During the COVID-19 outbreak in Guyana, the Guyana Red Cross saw the vulnerability of remote Indigenous and migrant communities in accessing information and the supplies that could protect people and their families from the pandemic. This case study looks at how volunteers go the extra mile to build relationships and trust to ensure their response is community focused and led by local needs, perceptions and understanding of the disease.

  • Community feedback
  • CEA and Migration
  • Perceptions
  • Vulnerable groups

29 July 2021

Garden to Kitchen: Listening to communities (A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study)

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society

This case study looks at the research process that the Trinidad &Tobago Red Cross undertook to understand and address communities’ assistance needs, priorities and preferences of arriving migrants. Through its research, the National Society has been able to support unemployed migrants through a comprehensive food security program involving starter growing kits, and livelihoods training.

  • Community feedback
  • Livelihoods
  • Migrants
  • CEA and Migration

12 April 2021

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Red Cross: Stopping the spread of dengue by covering barrels

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Red Cross

In order to help curb the worst dengue outbreak in recent history, the St. Vincent and the Grendines Red Cross launched a campaign to control mosquito populations including the covering of rain barrels. Learn more about the project in this case study from their work. Available in English and Spanish.

  • Dengue
  • Disease
  • Spanish

26 November 2020

Community participatory appraisal with migrant population in Ecuador

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

A case study on community participatory appraisals with migrant populations in Ecuador implemented by the ERC with the aim to obtain a better knowledge and understanding of the main problems faced by the migrant population and identify migrants’ resources to deal with such problems.

  • Americas
  • Appraisal
  • Case study
  • COVID-19

9 November 2020

Continuing disaster risk reduction during COVID-19, Suriname

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

Canadian Red Cross, IFRC, Suriname Red Cross

A case study on the Community Resilience Building (CRB) programme in Suriname. The programme is designed to empower communities to monitor risks and hazards and develop community resilience plans. The case study includes a section on how the Suriname Red Cross has been engaging with the communities during COVID-19.

  • Americas
  • Arabic
  • Case study
  • Community work