Uganda Red Cross supports the most Vulnerable Groups

Uganda Red Cross supports the most Vulnerable Groups in Refugee Settlements in West Nile,
Northern Uganda
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  • URCS Vision
    URCS Vision Posted, 11 January 2018 | Charity

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

  • URCS Mission
    URCS Mission Posted, 11 January 2018 | Charity

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

  • URCS Achievements
    URCS Achievements Posted, 11 January 2018 | Charity

    As part of the significant achievements in 2017, Uganda Red Cross supported the South Sudan refugee operations in West Nile, Northern Uganda, responded to several disasters including floods and landslides in Bududa, Sironko, Manafwa, Kabale, Kisoro, Bundibugyo, Kasese, Elegu, Isingiro etc. URCS also responded to disease out breaks like Cholera in Kasese and Marburg in Kapchorwa and Kween (North eastern Uganda) among others.

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Uganda Red Cross supports the most vulnerable groups in refugee settlements in West Nile, Northern Uganda.

As Uganda ranks amongst the top African Countries receiving refugees, humanitarian agencies have had to work harder each day to support the ever growing number of refugees and ensure their well-being. Today, Uganda is home to 1.3 Million refugees from South Sudan, majority being mothers and children. Since the on-set of the refugee influx in July 2016, Uganda Red Cross has been at the fore-front of this refugee response providing key services that include provision of clean and safe Water, providing Hygiene and Sanitation facilities, social mobilization for disease outbreak and control, registration, restoration of broken family links, distribution of relief Non-food items among others. Uganda Red Cross is prioritizing the most vulnerable groups of people who have been named “persons with special needs”, their families and communities in all the refugee settlements in West Nile. Faunta Angila, 67 years old lives in Imvepi refugee settlement. She survives on support from the different humanitarian actors in this operation. Faunta is crippled. Her neighbors have offered to support her with basics of life only when they can. She got into Uganda through the help of South Sudan Red Cross Volunteers who carried her to the boarder where she got into a bus to Uganda. As a survivor in a family of 8 people, Faunta recalls how her close people died during the war. Today, as part of support given to persons with special needs who are also a category among “the most vulnerable”, Uganda Red Cross volunteers visit Faunta for different reasons.

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Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps mother to deliver twins Kampala – 22nd/Dec/2017

In the middle of a hot day, with the scorching sun overhead, Ms. Maria Nalukenge, a 23 three-year-old from Ndejje wailed for help as she approached labour. Squeezed on a Boda Boda, with her handler, Maria couldn’t bear the discomfort anymore. She forced a wild cry which set the surrounding people amaze. Lucky for her, Drake Lule, a Red Cross Volunteer was just on his way back to office from a lunch break when she attracted his attention. He rushed to her rescue. “She was riding on a Boda with two people. She kept on shouting with pain until she caught my attention. I helped to put her on the road side as I thought of what do to save her and the baby” Said Lule. A trained emergency responder with several skills in first aid and ambulance rescue, Lule was able to give immediate support that enabled Nalukenge deliver her baby twins. He then called on the Uganda Red Cross Ambulance that referred Nalukenge and babies to Mengo hospital to receive further medical attention. “People wanted to just carry her to the nearby hospital but I restrained them and assured them that I could handle and an ambulance was on the way. She was losing a lot of blood and the babies needed to feed. Thank God thee ambulance came on time and we did the referral”. Said Lule “After delivering the baby, we all noticed that the stomach still had live movements and shortly we beheld a head. She was having twins. We were all shocked and that’s when the ambulance came in. I am very happy that we’ve had these babies out safely”. Lule added. Nalukenge’s husband was then called to join the team at Mengo hospital.

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Uganda Red Cross curbs the Marburg outbreak in North Eastern Uganda through Social mobilization

The Marburg virus epidemic appears to be coming to an end in North Eastern Uganda. This follows changes in population behavior and massive awareness campaign conducted by the Uganda Red Cross society volunteers in the region. The massive social mobilization involves volunteers moving door to door, sharing the information on Marburg outbreak and how community members can avoid spreading it from one person to another. In October this year, 3 Marburg positive cases were registered and confirmed in Mayok sub-county, in Kween District. Unfortunately, the three people died and were from the same family. The ministry of Health in Uganda issued a press release confirming the deaths to Marburg, a disease that natives were not familiar with. Being a rare outbreak, communities were disturbed and didn’t easily embrace the news. They lived in fear, some thought it was “black magic” at work, while some people stopped eating from that family, greeting or even identifying with the survivors. As part of Uganda Red Cross surveillance for disease outbreaks and response, a team of about 200 response volunteers were deployed to support the community in the fight against this viral out-break. This has since improved people’s behavior and attitudes to fight the scourge.

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The Role Of Red Cross Volunteers In Communities Applauded During the 4th Global Health Security Agenda 2017, Held in Uganda.

The international federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement joined Uganda Red Cross society to participate in the Global Health Security Agenda conference held in Uganda recently. The conference was held from 25th – 27th October, 2017 at Commonwealth Speke Resort in Munyonyo. This was attended by delegates from across the globe, representing Health Ministries, World Health Organizations, heads of International and National organizations, Academia, and other Health and Agricultural Actors world over. The theme was “Health Security for all”, focusing on engaging Communities, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Private Sector in fostering the health priorities of all people globally. As a humanitarian organization that aims at saving lives, the Red Cross responds to emergencies as one of the health interventions in communities where we operate. During this GHSA, Red Cross shared its role in building community resilience for health security. Speaking during the ministerial break out session on “Vulnerable communities and role of security and defense in GHSA”, Robert Kaufman, the Deputy Director of Africa Region, International Federation of the Red Cross emphasized the role of the Red Cross Volunteers in detecting disease outbreaks and communication for immediate action.

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08
Aug2017

Tears As Refugee Children Reunite With Their Families

Tears As Refugee Children Reunite With Their Families

Have you been away from your close family for a day, a week, a month or even a year? How did it feel? If well planned, it could be non-eventful....

20
Oct2017

Delegates Applaud URC For Promoting Hygiene in Imvepi and Bidi Bidi Camps.

Delegates Applaud URC For Promoting Hygiene in Imvepi and Bidi Bidi Camps.

Delegates from International Federation of Red Cross and different National Societies, together with Uganda Red Cross teams have this week been traversing refugee settlements in West Nile. Among the areas...

23
Oct2017

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer & Goodwill Ambassador Wins Global Change Maker Award

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer & Goodwill Ambassador Wins Global Change Maker Award

Our UK Goodwill Ambassador Dr Sukhwinder Singh has been awarded the Global Changemaker 2017 award for his work with Refugees Children & Families in Uganda. Dr Singh received the Changemaker...

27
Oct2017

Uganda Red Cross interventions curb Cholera epidemic in Western Uganda.

Uganda Red Cross interventions curb Cholera epidemic in Western Uganda.

Modesto survived Cholera Forty-six-year-old Modesto Kiswangiri lives in Karitusi village, in Kasese district, South western Uganda. He is a father of 8 children, married to forty-one-year-old Bwiira Gertrude. The couple...

06
Nov2017

The Role Of Red Cross Volunteers In Communities Applauded During the 4th Global Health Security Agenda 2017, Held in Uganda.

The Role Of Red Cross Volunteers In Communities Applauded During the 4th Global Health Security Agenda 2017, Held in Uganda.

Mr. Robert Kaufman (M) in a ministerial break out session with other delegate participants at the Global Health Security Agenda conference at the Common Wealth Speak Resort Hotel – Munyonyo....

05
Dec2017

Uganda Red Cross curbs the Marburg outbreak in North Eastern Uganda through Social Mobilization

Uganda Red Cross curbs the Marburg outbreak in North Eastern Uganda through Social Mobilization

The Marburg virus epidemic appears to be coming to an end in North Eastern Uganda. This follows changes in population behavior and massive awareness campaign conducted by the Uganda Red...

07
Jan2018

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps mother to deliver twins Kampala – 22nd/Dec/2017 

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps mother to deliver twins  Kampala – 22nd/Dec/2017 

In the middle of a hot day, with the scorching sun overhead, Ms. Maria Nalukenge, a 23 three-year-old from Ndejje wailed for help as she approached labour. Squeezed on a...

07
Jan2018

Uganda Red Cross supports the most vulnerable groups in refugee settlements

Uganda Red Cross supports the most vulnerable groups in refugee settlements

A beneficiary walking away with his drinking water pot and soap after the distribution in Imvepi camp, West Nile, Northern Uganda. As Uganda ranks amongst the top African Countries receiving...

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Tears As Refugee Children Reunite With Their Families

Tears As Refugee Children Reunite With Their Families

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:10

Have you been away from your close family for a day, a week, a month or even a year? How did it feel? If well planned, it could be non-eventful....

Delegates Applaud URC For Promoting Hygiene in Imvepi and Bidi Bidi Camps.

Delegates Applaud URC For Promoting Hygiene in Imvepi and Bidi Bidi Camps.

Friday, 20 October 2017 12:25

Delegates from International Federation of Red Cross and different National Societies, together with Uganda Red Cross teams have this week been traversing refugee settlements in West Nile. Among the areas...

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer & Goodwill Ambassador Wins Global Change Maker Award

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer & Goodwill Ambassador Wins Global Change Maker Award

Monday, 23 October 2017 23:33

Our UK Goodwill Ambassador Dr Sukhwinder Singh has been awarded the Global Changemaker 2017 award for his work with Refugees Children & Families in Uganda. Dr Singh received the Changemaker...

Uganda Red Cross interventions curb Cholera epidemic in Western Uganda.

Uganda Red Cross interventions curb Cholera epidemic in Western Uganda.

Friday, 27 October 2017 14:56

Modesto survived Cholera Forty-six-year-old Modesto Kiswangiri lives in Karitusi village, in Kasese district, South western Uganda. He is a father of 8 children, married to forty-one-year-old Bwiira Gertrude. The couple...

The Role Of Red Cross Volunteers In Communities Applauded During the 4th Global Health Security Agenda 2017, Held in Uganda.

The Role Of Red Cross Volunteers In Communities Applauded During the 4th Global Health Security Agenda 2017, Held in Uganda.

Monday, 06 November 2017 06:03

Mr. Robert Kaufman (M) in a ministerial break out session with other delegate participants at the Global Health Security Agenda conference at the Common Wealth Speak Resort Hotel – Munyonyo....

Uganda Red Cross curbs the Marburg outbreak in North Eastern Uganda through Social Mobilization

Uganda Red Cross curbs the Marburg outbreak in North Eastern Uganda through Social Mobilization

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 15:33

The Marburg virus epidemic appears to be coming to an end in North Eastern Uganda. This follows changes in population behavior and massive awareness campaign conducted by the Uganda Red...

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps mother to deliver twins  Kampala – 22nd/Dec/2017 

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps mother to deliver twins Kampala – 22nd/Dec/2017 

Sunday, 07 January 2018 11:52

In the middle of a hot day, with the scorching sun overhead, Ms. Maria Nalukenge, a 23 three-year-old from Ndejje wailed for help as she approached labour. Squeezed on a...

Uganda Red Cross supports the most vulnerable groups in refugee settlements

Uganda Red Cross supports the most vulnerable groups in refugee settlements

Sunday, 07 January 2018 13:46

A beneficiary walking away with his drinking water pot and soap after the distribution in Imvepi camp, West Nile, Northern Uganda. As Uganda ranks amongst the top African Countries receiving...

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