The Anguilla Red Cross (ARC) invites you to join us in officially welcoming our new Administrative Assistant and Boutique Coordinator, Mrs. Kurlida Howe. Kurlida emerged as the most successful candidate after a search for a suitable candidate that possesses qualifications in both roles. A longstanding member and volunteer Kurlida embody the values of the Anguilla Red Cross, she served in various capacities including but not limited to, Volunteer Coordinator, Disaster Response Volunteer, Event First Aid volunteer and Youth Coordinator.

Kurlida Howe

Give her your support as she helps to re-imagine the Anguilla Red Cross.

The Anguilla Red Cross sought to find out the priority needs of its communities by conducting a Needs Assessment with a cross-section of the population of Anguilla. 228 people took part in the survey, out of a target of 397. The survey was launched 06.04.2022 and closed 31.08.2022. The findings help inform four priority program areas that will be taken forwards, as detailed in the strategy 2021-2025.


1) Food security and access to clean water are shown to be priority needs for the households of survey respondents with food security and youth programs showing as the key priorities for communities as a whole.

2) There is a clear need for ARC to raise its profile in the community to be more visible and offer more direct support to the community through community-based programming.

3) The ARC and government should be leading the way in addressing the identified needs.

4) Youth and older people are identified as the target beneficiary groups.

During the period of August 15 – 19, 2022, the staff and volunteers of the ARC were visited by the Fae Krakowska and Hanna of the British Red Cross August 22 – 26, 2022, Kevin Studds and Sarah Clayton joined ARC and met with several members, attended strategy meetings, bar hopping activity as well as participated in the National Relief Distribution Drill, which involved national key stakeholders. Mr. Studds and Ms. Clayton also met with HE Governor. (Click here to read more)


The Anguilla Red Cross is delighted to welcome our new Director, Mr. Antonio Paparo to the Anguilla Red Cross team. Mr. Paparo has worked in and led International Humanitarian organizations across Europe, East Asia and the Caribbean for the past 23 years. As the Head of Delegation on the French Red Cross teams in both Mauritania and the Solomon Islands he managed up 74 National Staff and expats.

Closer to home, Mr. Paparo worked in Haiti for 18 Months, from February 2011 to August 2012, with Islamic Relief France as the Country Programs Coordinator. In Haiti his team managed 9 Projects including the UNICEF+Centre de Crise Francaise: Child Protection and Food Security Programme, the UNICEF+French Embassy+Islamic Relief Netherlands: Child Protection and Income Generating Activities Programmes and the UNDP: Livelihood and Food Security Programme.

Mr. Paparo’s International Humanitarian Certifications are complimented by a Masters in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, with a specialization in Organizational Development, Behaviour and Design; Change Management, Personnel Management, Structures Analysis and Intervention. He wrote his final thesis paper on “Contingency Approach on Organizational Design for Non Profit Organization”.

Fluent in English and French with the ability to converse in both Spanish and Italian, Mr. Paparo’s global experience and diverse skillset make him a welcomed addition to the Anguilla Red Cross Team.