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  • URCS Vision
    URCS Vision Posted, 01 May 2021 | Charity

    A partner of Choice in Uganda in Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities, and Promoting Human Dignity.

  • URCS Mission
    URCS Mission Posted, 01 May 2021 | Charity

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

  • Our Core Values
    Our Core Values Posted, 01 May 2021 | Charity

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

    Professionalism, Integrity, Value for people, Accountability and Equity ...read more

     





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Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center III in Bulambuli District.

In August 2020, the Government of Uganda entrusted the Uganda Red Cross Society with funding to construct a Health Center III in the Bunambutye Resettlement Center in Bulambuli district. The Health Center 3 is intended to help improve the health care for the people that were displaced from Bududa district due to severe flooding. A year later, on 27th August 2021, the fully equipped operational Health Center 3 was officially handed over to the Government of Uganda and commissioned by the Prime Minister; Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanja to commence full-scale operation. URCS Secretary General, Robert Kwesiga noted that, “We were privileged when the Uganda Government gave us the responsibility of constructing this health center in Bunambutye". He was proud that the Society was handing over a completed Health Facility fully-equipped with the best equipment and already in operation. The Secretary General also thanked the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of health for closely working with Uganda Red Cross to make sure that the construction work is successfully completed. The Health Facility has been equipped with all the necessary medical equipment and staff needed for its operation. The Facility consists of one Out-Patient Department block, a General Maternity ward, a Twin staff house, and one block of two-stance VIP Lined pit latrines.

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Uganda Red Cross Society is improving Menstrual hygiene management for refugees in West Nile.

Fatuma Kiyang is a 17-year old South Sudanese refugee who fled to Uganda when the armed conflict destabilized Southern Sudan. She, like many other young girls, have made their home in village A of zone 3 West of the Palorinya Refugee Settlement. Palorinya Refugee Settlement has approximately 2,221 girls aged between 12 and 17 years who go to school. Due to the lack of menstrual health hygiene materials, the girls find it hard to access clean, and adequate menstrual hygiene materials to use during menstrual cycles, which results in them missing school. Due to this lack of proper menstrual health and hygiene management, 60% of the girls miss up to three days of school attendance each month, which greatly affects their academic performance. 5% of the female learners drop out of school completely because of lack of decent, adequate, and hygienic materials to use resulting in early marriages and teenage pregnancies. To address this, Uganda Red Cross Society with support from the German Red Cross and supplementary funding from the Swiss Red Cross, procured 1,458 menstrual hygiene management kits which were distributed to 251 girls residing in the Palorinya Refugee Settlement. Each of the kits included reusable sanitary pads, a bucket, Kitengi, hanging line rope, a bar of soap, and pegs.

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Combating rumors and misinformation in the time of COVID-19, one community at a time.

Acting on the wrong information can kill. In the first three months of 2020, nearly 6,000 people around the globe were reported hospitalized because of coronavirus misinformation, a WHO research suggests. During this period, researchers say at least 800 people may have died due to misinformation related to COVID-19. Misinformation and rumors on COVID-19 are just as prevalent in Uganda, with Uganda Red Cross’ Tracking system showing upwards of 45,600 rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 circulating in communities around the country since the Coronavirus was first registered in Uganda in March 2020. Some people were thinking that COVID-19 was not there in Uganda because a myth was out there that COVID-19 does not affect Africans. That it is a disease for the white man. Another rumor that was there was that this was a deliberate tool of government to use this to deny some people a chance to campaign during elections”, elaborates Prize Tayebwa URCS Kampala West, Branch Manager. “People lack information and those who have information, some have wrong information. People have various information about COVID, concerning the treatment and how it is spread”, says Tom Mulondo URCS Volunteer in Entebbe

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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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12
Sep2020

URCS extends support to farmers in Bidi Bidi and Palorinya Refugee Settlements

URCS extends support to farmers in Bidi Bidi and Palorinya Refugee Settlements

Chairman Taban Yasin Launching the seed fare. With support from the German Red Cross, Uganda Red Cross Society launched a seed fair in Yumbe District on 19th June, 2020, which...

29
Sep2020

Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Community Members praying over the new constructed borehole at the day of commissioning it Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali refugee settlement (Maratatu D-24) and Nabisojjo village (Hosting...

29
Oct2020

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Mr. Robert Kwesiga addressing the Press at the launch of the Community Engagement Strategy , at Hotel Africana Uganda Red Cross joins the Government of...

01
Dec2020

Over 400,000 Red Cross Volunteers to support local authorities

Over 400,000 Red Cross Volunteers to support local authorities

Over 400,000 Red Cross Volunteers to support local authorities in implementing the National Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19 Prevention. The government of Uganda together with the Uganda Red Cross society...

19
Sep2021

Uganda Red Cross Implements the Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19

Uganda Red Cross Implements the Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19

Community member washing hands at URCS donated handwashing facility in Bugolobi market Uganda Red Cross Implements the Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19 With positive cases and deaths mounting every day,...

19
Sep2021

Combating rumors and misinformation in the time of COVID-19

Combating rumors and misinformation in the time of COVID-19

A Wakiso community member receiving his vaccine while a URCS Volunteer looks on Acting on the wrong information can kill. In the first three months of 2020, nearly 6,000 people...

22
Sep2021

Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center

Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center

The completed and fully equipped Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center 3 Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center III in Bulambuli District. In August 2020, the Government...

22
Sep2021

Uganda Red Cross Society is improving Menstrual hygiene management for refugees in West Nile.

Uganda Red Cross Society is improving Menstrual hygiene management for refugees in West Nile.

Fatuma Kiyang receives a Menstrual Hygiene Management kit Fatuma Kiyang is a 17-year old South Sudanese refugee who fled to Uganda when the armed conflict destabilized Southern Sudan. She, like...

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URCS extends support to farmers in Bidi Bidi and Palorinya Refugee Settlements

URCS extends support to farmers in Bidi Bidi and Palorinya Refugee Settlements

Saturday, 12 September 2020 08:04

Chairman Taban Yasin Launching the seed fare. With support from the German Red Cross, Uganda Red Cross Society launched a seed fair in Yumbe District on 19th June, 2020, which...

Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 19:22

Community Members praying over the new constructed borehole at the day of commissioning it Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali refugee settlement (Maratatu D-24) and Nabisojjo village (Hosting...

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:27

Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Mr. Robert Kwesiga addressing the Press at the launch of the Community Engagement Strategy , at Hotel Africana Uganda Red Cross joins the Government of...

Over 400,000 Red Cross Volunteers to support local authorities

Over 400,000 Red Cross Volunteers to support local authorities

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 08:47

Over 400,000 Red Cross Volunteers to support local authorities in implementing the National Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19 Prevention. The government of Uganda together with the Uganda Red Cross society...

Uganda Red Cross Implements the Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19

Uganda Red Cross Implements the Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19

Sunday, 19 September 2021 18:24

Community member washing hands at URCS donated handwashing facility in Bugolobi market Uganda Red Cross Implements the Community Engagement Strategy on COVID-19 With positive cases and deaths mounting every day,...

Combating rumors and misinformation in the time of COVID-19

Combating rumors and misinformation in the time of COVID-19

Sunday, 19 September 2021 18:27

A Wakiso community member receiving his vaccine while a URCS Volunteer looks on Acting on the wrong information can kill. In the first three months of 2020, nearly 6,000 people...

Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center

Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:53

The completed and fully equipped Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center 3 Prime Minster, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja Commissions Bunambutye Resettlement Health Center III in Bulambuli District. In August 2020, the Government...

Uganda Red Cross Society is improving Menstrual hygiene management for refugees in West Nile.

Uganda Red Cross Society is improving Menstrual hygiene management for refugees in West Nile.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:54

Fatuma Kiyang receives a Menstrual Hygiene Management kit Fatuma Kiyang is a 17-year old South Sudanese refugee who fled to Uganda when the armed conflict destabilized Southern Sudan. She, like...

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