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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

Latest News

Uganda Red Cross Society delivers support to Kasese floods affected Victims

On May 10th, 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, communities living around Mt. Rwenzori suffered a double tragedy when heavy rains caused massive destruction to property and lives. The banks of rivers Nyamwamba and Mubuk burst and caused flooding to nearby households, hospitals, gardens and destroyed livelihoods. Kilembe mines hospital too was destroyed and a number of households were displaced. Today, over 1500 households are displaced and live in makeshift arrangements. Uganda Red Cross quickly moved in to support the affected families by offering emergency evacuations, first aid to the affected, transfer of people and property to safer areas, and mobilized relief food and nonfood items for the affected families. MTN Uganda foundation too joined Red Cross efforts and contributed 100 Non Food Item (NFI) kits, as part of the lifesaving efforts towards the affected people. Today, Uganda Red Cross has given relief to 250 households with a population of 1750 people. The donated standard nonfood item kit contained 2 cooking pots, 2 Jerricans, 6 cups, 6 plates, 1 Knife, 1 Ladle, 3 blankets, 3 bars of laundry soap, 1 TARPAULIN, 3 Mosquito Nets LLITN, 1 solar lamp, 1 mat, and 1 20ltr bucket. While engaging the Kasese District local government officials, Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Robert Kwesiiga noted that due to advancement in technology today, the floods were fore seen and a team of risk early warning and early action Volunteers in Kasese were dispatched to alert people about what was due to come. Kwesiga added that “As Uganda Red Cross we have been in Kasese working on other problems like Ebola as well as sensitizing the community about the COVID19 pandemic.

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020: #KeepClapping for Uganda Red Cross volunteers

Kampala 8 May 2020 — On this World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Uganda Red Cross has dedicated this day to to recognize and appreciate the work of our volunteers and staff who are doing everything they can to support communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are our frontline workers! “We always say that the Uganda Red Cross is everywhere for everyone, every day,” said Robert Kwesiga, Secretary General. “In 2020, this is more important than ever. Our volunteers are hard at work helping vulnerable individuals and communities to protect themselves from COVID-19, and we’re still providing many other services that people need to keep themselves safe and healthy. To an extent they put themselves in “harm’s way” in service to humanity. “Each and every volunteer in Uganda deserves an applause, and we encourage everyone to #KeepClapping on 8 May.” Uganda Red Cross volunteers have been active in communities since the novel coronavirus was first detected: helping people to prepare, sharing life-saving health information to stop the spread of the disease, and working to limit its impact on the most vulnerable members of society. They have supported and continue to support the Government of Uganda to reach the most vulnerable people with food, moving from door to door across the country through the National #COVID-19 task force, and through district task forces. Our branch teams through their respective districts have been at the fore front, complementing government of Uganda efforts as guided by the Office of the Prime Minister.

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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. 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.

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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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28
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...

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...

08
Apr2020

Uganda Red Cross complements Government Interventions in Food Distribution across Kampala.

Uganda Red Cross complements Government Interventions in Food Distribution across Kampala.

Red Cross Teams in Field food distribution exercise On Saturday 4th April, 2020, Government of Uganda started food distribution to vulnerable people in Kampala district affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic....

08
May2020

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020

Screening World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020: #KeepClapping for Uganda Red Cross volunteers Kampala 8 May 2020 — On this World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Uganda...

28
May2020

Uganda Red Cross Society delivers support to Kasese floods affected Victims.

Uganda Red Cross Society delivers support to Kasese floods affected Victims.

Red Cross & Uganda Government officials handing over relief kit to one of the Kasese floods victims On May 10th, 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, communities living around Mt. Rwenzori...

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Latest Event

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...

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...

Uganda Red Cross complements Government Interventions in Food Distribution across Kampala.

Uganda Red Cross complements Government Interventions in Food Distribution across Kampala.

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 15:54

Red Cross Teams in Field food distribution exercise On Saturday 4th April, 2020, Government of Uganda started food distribution to vulnerable people in Kampala district affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic....

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020

Friday, 08 May 2020 23:10

Screening World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2020: #KeepClapping for Uganda Red Cross volunteers Kampala 8 May 2020 — On this World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Uganda...

Uganda Red Cross Society delivers support to Kasese floods affected Victims.

Uganda Red Cross Society delivers support to Kasese floods affected Victims.

Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:25

Red Cross & Uganda Government officials handing over relief kit to one of the Kasese floods victims On May 10th, 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, communities living around Mt. Rwenzori...

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P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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