APPEAL TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AFFECTED BY BUDUDA LANDSLIDE

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general
public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides 
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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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IFRC Calls on Governments to Invest More in Disaster Risk Reduction

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 9 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies issued the following news release: Disasters will continue to hamper efforts to achieve sustainable development unless governments do more to anticipate and reduce their risk, warns the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during the ongoing Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Tunis, Tunisia. This year, millions of people living in crisis have not been receiving the humanitarian assistance they desperately need--partly due to lack of sufficient investment in disaster and crisis preparedness, as well as resilience-building. Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, IFRC Regional Director for Africa said: "Evidence has shown that adequate investment in disaster risk reduction is not only highly cost-effective but more importantly, has a profound impact in saving lives and livelihoods when disaster strikes. Many of the natural hazards that take place do not need to become major disasters when a population is prepared and able to cope with them."

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Uganda Red Cross intensifies Ebola Preparedness as the risk threatens both Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

At least about 2,000 people are screened daily at the different entry points bordering Uganda and the Democratic of Congo. This number doubles during market days as more people enter Uganda for business, or as more refugees enter Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Uganda.” Says Paul Okot Bitex – Uganda Red Cross Ebola Preparedness Response Coordinator. On August 1st, 2018, the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola Hemorrhagic fever in North Kivu Province and Ituri regions, about 100km west of Uganda. By September 25th, 2018, about 101 deaths had been registered in the DRC with several cases under investigations as probable. Uganda Red Cross in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Uganda and other partners composed a task force to implement Ebola preparedness and readiness efforts to curb the epidemic from spreading into Uganda as the county continues to receive more refugees and other Nationals who keep crossing in and out of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda Red Cross health response teams have been on ground to handle a number of components which include managing boarder surveillance, temperature screening of all entrants, hygiene promotion

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Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Sabina Menhya, 40, beams with a smile as she receives us in her home. She is a mother 10 children between 2 to 21 years of age. The family was even bigger before, but sadly, Sabina has lost two of her children to malaria. For a living Sabina and her husband Mathias Okiru, 44 grow beans, maize and sunflowers in a small garden in their home in a small village called Nyakwae, in North Eastern Uganda. They earn less than a dollar a day, since the harvest is seasonal. Sabina is among the women Uganda Red Cross targeted to empower through a sustainable livelihood goat rearing project, to support her large family. Sabina was vulnerable. She lived in a dilapidated, grass thatched hut that housed her and her children under one roof. Her children had very little food to survive on and were very malnourished. Uganda Red Cross, with funding from the German Federal Government through the German Red Cross, started implementing livelihood programs targeting vulnerable women in East and North eastern Uganda. Abim district was chosen among the project implementation areas. Unique to mention, women in this part of the country are bread winners in their homes. “I was selected to benefit from this project of rearing goats. The goats were 30 and we formed a group to rear them as a team.

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Uganda Red Cross supports refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo

Effects of inter-communal violence between Lendu and Hema ethnic groups that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and attacks by Mai-Mai militia in North Kivu started in December 2017, resulted into mass displacement and population movement of people from the DRC to Uganda. Uganda has since opened boarders and started receiving refugees through the lake Albert in Sebagoro (Hoima district), South Western border points in Ishasa & Butogota (Kanungu district), Nteko & Bunagana (Kisoro district) and lately Kanara (Ntoroko district) as well as the West Nile region unofficial border points through Zombo district. Since December 18th 2017, Uganda has received 29,292 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (UNHCR Updates, February 9th, 2018). Of late, Uganda receives about 5,260 refugees per day which has proved an overwhelming influx to contain at such a time. This crisis has severely stretched the capacity of Uganda’s refugee centers and constrained the country in terms of providing social services, food, health, education, water and sanitation services among others to the refugees considering that already Uganda has been receiving refugees from South Sudan.

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06
Apr2018

Uganda Red Cross signs MOU with Everton FC

Uganda Red Cross signs MOU with Everton FC

URCS’ Secretary General, Everton’s Jonathan Garsic and Health Education UK’s Ged Byrne after signing the MOU. Uganda Red Cross signs MOU with Everton FC to support the South Sudan refugee...

06
Apr2018

Meet Arjun Prasad-The 160+ times blood donor

Meet Arjun Prasad-The 160+ times blood donor

Arjun Prasad has donated over 160 times and he recently participated in a URCS Blood donation drive Arjun Prasad Mainali is a US citizen of Nepalese origin. On the 11th...

08
Jun2018

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Family members with goats under their care Sabina Menhya, 40, beams with a smile as she receives us in her home. She is a mother 10 children between 2 to...

15
Jun2018

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

A Red Cross Volunteer donating blood, living by example Uganda Red Cross joins the rest of the world to commemorate the International Blood donor day which takes place every 14th...

23
Aug2018

Over 10,000 floods and landslides survivors in Eastern Uganda

Over 10,000 floods and landslides survivors in Eastern Uganda

Hon. Minister Musa Ecweru together with Red Cross' Jimmy Asea giving out relief items in Amuria district The April 2018, floods and landslides that hit Teso region in Eastern Uganda...

05
Oct2018

Uganda Red Cross intensifies Ebola Preparedness

Uganda Red Cross intensifies Ebola Preparedness

A Red Cross trained Volunteer registered screened individuals for Ebola a the Congo Boarder-AFP At least about 2,000 people are screened daily at the different entry points bordering Uganda and...

19
Oct2018

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Hon. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda handing over some of the relief items from Red cross Uganda Red Cross with support from the Belgian Red Cross have been among the first...

19
Oct2018

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides and other neighboring...

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Uganda Red Cross signs MOU with Everton FC

Uganda Red Cross signs MOU with Everton FC

Friday, 06 April 2018 00:22

URCS’ Secretary General, Everton’s Jonathan Garsic and Health Education UK’s Ged Byrne after signing the MOU. Uganda Red Cross signs MOU with Everton FC to support the South Sudan refugee...

Meet Arjun Prasad-The 160+ times blood donor

Meet Arjun Prasad-The 160+ times blood donor

Friday, 06 April 2018 01:52

Arjun Prasad has donated over 160 times and he recently participated in a URCS Blood donation drive Arjun Prasad Mainali is a US citizen of Nepalese origin. On the 11th...

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Goat Rearing Sustaining Sabina’s Household in Abim District, North Eastern Uganda

Friday, 08 June 2018 15:34

Family members with goats under their care Sabina Menhya, 40, beams with a smile as she receives us in her home. She is a mother 10 children between 2 to...

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Friday, 15 June 2018 10:25

A Red Cross Volunteer donating blood, living by example Uganda Red Cross joins the rest of the world to commemorate the International Blood donor day which takes place every 14th...

Over 10,000 floods and landslides survivors in Eastern Uganda

Over 10,000 floods and landslides survivors in Eastern Uganda

Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:17

Hon. Minister Musa Ecweru together with Red Cross' Jimmy Asea giving out relief items in Amuria district The April 2018, floods and landslides that hit Teso region in Eastern Uganda...

Uganda Red Cross intensifies Ebola Preparedness

Uganda Red Cross intensifies Ebola Preparedness

Friday, 05 October 2018 07:44

A Red Cross trained Volunteer registered screened individuals for Ebola a the Congo Boarder-AFP At least about 2,000 people are screened daily at the different entry points bordering Uganda and...

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Uganda Red Cross takes relief to families affected in the Bududa landslides

Friday, 19 October 2018 03:13

Hon. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda handing over some of the relief items from Red cross Uganda Red Cross with support from the Belgian Red Cross have been among the first...

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Uganda Red Cross launches emergency appeal to support Bududa landslide victims.

Friday, 19 October 2018 13:03

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) on 17th October launched an appeal to the general public to raise 1.2 Billion shillings to support victims of the Bududa landslides and other neighboring...

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

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