URCS LAUNCHES THE KEEP A GIRL IN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN

URCS in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March
launched a Country wide initiative dubbed“Keep A Girl in School”
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  • URCS Vision
    URCS Vision Posted, 01 November 2018 | Charity

    To fulfill the URCS mandate and obligation in delivering quality and sustainable humanitarian assistance

  • URCS Mission
    URCS Mission Posted, 01 November 2018 | Charity

    To be partner of choice in Uganda in Saving lives, Supporting Livelihoods and Promoting human dignity

  • Our Core Values
    Our Core Values Posted, 11 January 2018 | Charity

    These are based on the seven Principles of the Movement. The core values are:

    Open mindedness, Responsive, Integrity/Transparency/Stewardship, Responsible Democracy ...read more

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Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019

March 28th, 2020 The Uganda Red Cross is closely monitoring the evolving situation of the outbreak of the Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) in Uganda and is involved in carrying out lifesaving interventions which among others include risk communication, Community surveillance, Screening, hygiene promotion, ambulance services and referrals, psychosocial support to the affected, and is prepared to carry out safe and dignified burials in worst case scenarios. As an auxiliary to the Government of Uganda during such emergencies, the National Society is working closely with the Ministry of Health to undertake the said interventions. With support from partners like MTN Foundation Uganda, a number of lifeline services have been activated around the Market areas in the Capital City Kampala and these include Temperature screening for all people accessing the markets, hand washing facilities installed, availing clean and safe water (chlorinated) for hand washing, isolation tents set up to manage susceptible cases, among other #Keepsafe measures. “Our Red Cross machinery of first responders has been put at the disposal of the pandemic and we believe with combined efforts and support we can save lives of people”. Said Robert Kwesiga, the Uganda Red Cross Secretary General. Uganda Red Cross has presented a COVID-19 response Plan of action to the Ministry of Health Task force, well aligned to Government plans to combat the Pandemic. Red Cross ambulances have been deployed to work alongside Government machinery in response across the country.

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URCS Extends Safe and Clean Water System to the People of Nebbi and Pakwach Districts.

On the 10th of January 2020, Uganda Red Cross Society with support from the Cartier Foundation through the Internal Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (lFRC) handed over Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities worth 1,787,100,000/= to the people of Nebbi and Packwachi districts. This was done to reduce incidences of disease outbreaks due to poor water, hygiene and sanitation practices. For long, disease such as cholera, diarrheal illnesses, malaria were rampant in these districts and claimed lives of people constantly. The facilities that were handed over included latrines in the villages of Dhei, Boro and Panyamur, Piped water system from Namwaodho gravity flow scheme connecting to Mamba Village and bore holes in villages surrounding Abia community, in Nyaravu Sub County, West Nile. While handing over the project, Mr. Robert Kwesiga, the Uganda Red Cross Secretary General appreciated the Cartier Foundation for having extended a hand of support to Uganda Red Cross to be able to address the Health gaps in this area. While giving his remarks, the Secretary General also encouraged the people of Nebbi and Packwach to own these resources and use them to their wellbeing. “Nebbi is unique, it is one of those areas in West Nile region which are very dry. Although the Lake Albert region has water, the latrine coverage has been very poor and people used to practice open defecation. The water sources were always contaminated and Cholera has been rampant here. I thank the Cartier team and the IFRC for supporting our Health Interventions here. We are happy to contribute to the wellbeing of the people in this area.” While presiding over the Cash transfer (CTP) launch, the Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Mr. Robert Kwesiga appreciated the German Red Cross and other partners who supported Uganda Red Cross during the wake of disasters that hit Uganda throughout 2019. He also appreciated the Germans for having enabled the Cash transfer because it allows people affected to make a choice of the basic requirements they need to go through the disasters or cope. “We are thankful to all the partners who supported us especially when our relief stock budget was over stretched; German Red Cross being one of them. Today as we launch this pilot project of cash transfer, we want to ensure that every one affected receives their money and uses it for the intended purpose. The money is sent using mobile phone money transfer services. The Programme is meant to compliment the usual nonfood relief items that we provide during disaster response. We want people to make choices of what they want to access during or after a disaster.” Said Kwesiga. Excitement as a Community member received money through her mobile phone

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“After 6 days of not knowing where my son was, I thought he was dead.” A tale of a mother who has been reunited with her son after deadly floods displaced thousands in Bundibugyo.

During emergencies such as war, a disaster or any form of destruction, people become internally displaced or end up as refugees in foreign countries. Under such circumstances, families become detached. Family separation not only affects people physically but emotionally too. It is worse for differently abled people because in most cases they need help as they may not be able to move from one place to another. Children are another special category of people who are at risk or suffer worse effects of family separation because most times their safety is compromised. In armed conflict, they can end up being recruited into armed forces, they can be abducted, trafficked or even sexually abused. In some cases, they are put under foster care, and suffer injustices such as exploitation.Uganda Red Cross with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross works to ensure that families separated by any of the above circumstances are supported. This is done through the Restoration of Family Links program (RFL) or what some people locally call “family tracing.”

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Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a Country wide initiative dubbed“Keep A Girl in School” aimed at improving Menstrual Health Management among primary and secondary school going adolescent girls and young women.

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Nov2019

URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to Raise More Units of Blood

URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to Raise More Units of Blood

Catherine Kusasira donates blood. URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to raise more Units of Blood On the 10th – 11th September Uganda Red Cross Society joined hands with Buganda...

28
Nov2019

UNICEF and URCS continue to collaborate on sensitizing communities on Ebola.

UNICEF and URCS continue to collaborate on sensitizing communities on Ebola.

The Ebola ViralDisease continues to remain a threat to Uganda due to the increasing numbers of cases and death in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. With about 2,837 cases...

28
Nov2019

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

KAGIS Mayuge story To help the girl child stay in school, Uganda Red Cross Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, launched a Keep the Girl in School campaign...

28
Nov2019

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

An instructor guides a volunteer during the training On 15th November 2019, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), organized...

28
Dec2019

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

Charles is hugged by his mother on the day of reunification “After 6 days of not knowing where my son was, I thought he was dead.” A tale of a...

18
Feb2020

Uganda Red Cross Introduces Cash Transfer programming in Disaster Response

Uganda Red Cross Introduces Cash Transfer programming in Disaster Response

A Uganda Red Crss Official supporting a disabled beneficiary to access Mobile Phone services and retrieve the Cash. Uganda Red Cross Introduces Cash Transfer programming in Disaster Response, Pilot launched...

22
Feb2020

URCS Extends Safe and Clean Water System to the People of Nebbi and Packwachi Districts

URCS Extends Safe and Clean Water System to the People of Nebbi and Packwachi Districts

Uganda Red Cross team engaging the Water User Committee before the hand over of the Project Facilities. On the 10th of January 2020, Uganda Red Cross Society with support from...

30
Mar2020

Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019

Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019

Guiding people to do proper handwashing Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 March 28th, 2020 The Uganda Red Cross is closely monitoring the evolving situation of the...

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URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to Raise More Units of Blood

URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to Raise More Units of Blood

Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:25

Catherine Kusasira donates blood. URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to raise more Units of Blood On the 10th – 11th September Uganda Red Cross Society joined hands with Buganda...

UNICEF and URCS continue to collaborate on sensitizing communities on Ebola.

UNICEF and URCS continue to collaborate on sensitizing communities on Ebola.

Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:56

The Ebola ViralDisease continues to remain a threat to Uganda due to the increasing numbers of cases and death in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. With about 2,837 cases...

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:59

KAGIS Mayuge story To help the girl child stay in school, Uganda Red Cross Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, launched a Keep the Girl in School campaign...

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:02

An instructor guides a volunteer during the training On 15th November 2019, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), organized...

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:12

Charles is hugged by his mother on the day of reunification “After 6 days of not knowing where my son was, I thought he was dead.” A tale of a...

Uganda Red Cross Introduces Cash Transfer programming in Disaster Response

Uganda Red Cross Introduces Cash Transfer programming in Disaster Response

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:29

A Uganda Red Crss Official supporting a disabled beneficiary to access Mobile Phone services and retrieve the Cash. Uganda Red Cross Introduces Cash Transfer programming in Disaster Response, Pilot launched...

URCS Extends Safe and Clean Water System to the People of Nebbi and Packwachi Districts

URCS Extends Safe and Clean Water System to the People of Nebbi and Packwachi Districts

Saturday, 22 February 2020 10:44

Uganda Red Cross team engaging the Water User Committee before the hand over of the Project Facilities. On the 10th of January 2020, Uganda Red Cross Society with support from...

Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019

Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019

Monday, 30 March 2020 22:21

Guiding people to do proper handwashing Uganda Red Cross Public Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 March 28th, 2020 The Uganda Red Cross is closely monitoring the evolving situation of the...

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Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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