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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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Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case Kampala/Nairobi/Geneva, 12 June

Red Cross teams are on high alert following the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Uganda. According to the Ministry of Health, a five-year-old boy from Uganda returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) on 10 June. The child presented with Ebola symptoms and was transferred to an Ebola treatment unit in Bwera. Robert Kwesiga, Uganda Red Cross Secretary General, said: “This is a worrying development, but we have been preparing for this for months now. We have been scaling up our efforts, in close coordination with government and other actors to help communities prepare for Ebola, and to contain its spread.” The Uganda border is close to the epicenter of the DR Congo outbreak, which is now the second largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded. Uganda Red Cross, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has trained hundreds of community-based volunteers in anticipation of the potential spread of Ebola. Volunteers have been trained in Ebola screening, as well as in risk communication and community engagement, community-based surveillance, and psychosocial support. In addition, Red Cross has procured equipment for safe and dignified burials and has provided training and technical support to Ministry of Health which will lead on the delivery of safe and dignified burials in Uganda.

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Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities ahead of Eid al-fitr Celebrations.

Ramadan is a special time of the year for the Muslims around the world. It is celebrated after completing a 30 days fasting. Muslims from all corners of the world take off time to repent their sins and live in accordance to the holy foundations and notions of Allah. They also use this opportunity to focus on charity to the most vulnerable in their communities. Uganda Red Cross, with support from Kuwait Red Crescent in a special way prepared and distributed food packages to the vulnerable Muslim communities as they completed the recent holy month of Ramadan. The food packages worth UGX 112 Million benefited over 1,500 households in the three districts of Mbale, Iganga and Mpigi. The distribution started on Saturday 1stJune 2019 in Mbale and Iganga where 1000 households received their food packages, and then proceededto Mpigi districton Monday 3rd June where 500 households benefited. According to Brain Kanaahe, the Community Resilience Manager at Uganda Red Cross, the distribution targets vulnerable Muslims who have had to struggle making ends meet throughout Ramadhan. “We are here to share love from the Kuwait Red Crescent and Uganda Red Cross to these vulnerable groups happy after fasting these 30 days of Ramadan. We are mainly targeting households led by women, children, the elderly, orphans and other people with special needs. We hope to reach over 9,000 vulnerableMuslims in this program.” Said Kanaahe. The package which was welcomed by the beneficiaries across the three districts with open hands, contained sugar, maize flour, rice, cooking oil, beans and dates.

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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. The event was hosted by Mackay Memorial College – Nateete, one of the model schools in Rubaga division, Kampala. The initiative under the theme; Empowered Girls, Empowered Mothers, Empowered Communities,is championed by the Uganda Red Cross goodwill ambassadors, who are Volunteers and friends of the Uganda Red Cross. They are passionate about the plight of the girlchild and societal well-being. The team is comprised of role models and dignified mothers in the country with a track record of spearheading impactful community health interventions like the “Mama bag/kits” distribution that contributed to the improvement of birth preparedness, hence arresting maternal mortality in Northern Uganda during the post LRA insurgency. While officiating at the campaign launch, the Minister of Education and Sports- Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni said the Ministry has implemented a number of interventions aimed at improving Menstrual Health Management among adolescent girls especially those in primary and secondary schools. Key among these being;

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Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

On Sunday 26thth May 2019, heavy rains hit several areas of Uganda including the Capital, Kampala. A number of areas flooded, roadscut off and a lot of property was destructed. Over eight people are believed to have lost their lives in the areas of Kikajjo, Lubowa and Lufuka all located in Masajja and Bunamwaya divisions (Kampala suburbs). Over 500 households were affected. The most affected villages include;Lubowa, Lufuka,Kazinga, Wakulekana, Buzali, MasajjaKibiraB, Lwasa bridge way triangle, Kabuma,Katongo,Kikajjo, Katwe, MakindyeSsabagabo among others. The flash floods have had a devastating effecton the lives of people, livestock, businesses, household items and has affected human settlement. Many people have been displaced while others have had to move to neighboring villages for shelter with relatives and close friends. Schools too have been affected and this has an impact on the education of children in the affected areas. “I lost about 300 chicken yesterday. The water was just too much and it rose so high to the level of windows, the chicken were trapped inside and starteddying one by one, there are still more dying up to now. This was my only source of income for my family.” Said Mr.Richard Kanyike 63,

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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...

14
Dec2018

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention  messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

A scene from the play portryaing the safe and diginified bruial (SDB) process As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in...

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Jan2019

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola outbreak in western Uganda There is no one who understands a community better than its own members. Community challenges are...

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Mar2019

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Coach trainees being supervised by Tackle Africa's Coach Catherine. Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable communities in West Nile, Northern Uganda....

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Apr2019

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

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

Students of Mackay Memorial during a presentation at the launch Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a...

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May2019

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

On Sunday 26thth May 2019, heavy rains hit several areas of Uganda including the Capital, Kampala. A number of areas flooded, roadscut off and a lot of property was destructed....

10
Jun2019

Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities

Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities

URCS Resilience and Food Security manager handing over a food kit to one of the beneficiaries Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities ahead of Eid...

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Jun2019

Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case

Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case

Red Cross team trained to manage safe and dignified burrials Kampala/Nairobi/Geneva, 12 June –Red Cross teams are on high alert following the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Uganda....

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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...

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention  messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda.

Friday, 14 December 2018 08:38

A scene from the play portryaing the safe and diginified bruial (SDB) process As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in...

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola

Friday, 18 January 2019 10:40

Using Community Based Surveillance to improve early detection of Ebola outbreak in western Uganda There is no one who understands a community better than its own members. Community challenges are...

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing

Saturday, 23 March 2019 07:55

Coach trainees being supervised by Tackle Africa's Coach Catherine. Uganda Red Cross, Everton FC use sports therapy to support the psychosocial wellbeing of vulnerable communities in West Nile, Northern Uganda....

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

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

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 08:13

Students of Mackay Memorial during a presentation at the launch Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a...

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 05:02

On Sunday 26thth May 2019, heavy rains hit several areas of Uganda including the Capital, Kampala. A number of areas flooded, roadscut off and a lot of property was destructed....

Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities

Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities

Monday, 10 June 2019 19:03

URCS Resilience and Food Security manager handing over a food kit to one of the beneficiaries Uganda Red Cross delivers Ramadhan food package to Vulnerable Muslim communities ahead of Eid...

Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case

Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:10

Red Cross team trained to manage safe and dignified burrials Kampala/Nairobi/Geneva, 12 June –Red Cross teams are on high alert following the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Uganda....

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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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