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:

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“After 6 days of not knowing where my son was, I thought he was dead.” A tale of a mother who has been reunited with her son after deadly floods displaced thousands in Bundibugyo.

During emergencies such as war, a disaster or any form of destruction, people become internally displaced or end up as refugees in foreign countries. Under such circumstances, families become detached. Family separation not only affects people physically but emotionally too. It is worse for differently abled people because in most cases they need help as they may not be able to move from one place to another. Children are another special category of people who are at risk or suffer worse effects of family separation because most times their safety is compromised. In armed conflict, they can end up being recruited into armed forces, they can be abducted, trafficked or even sexually abused. In some cases, they are put under foster care, and suffer injustices such as exploitation.Uganda Red Cross with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross works to ensure that families separated by any of the above circumstances are supported. This is done through the Restoration of Family Links program (RFL) or what some people locally call “family tracing.”

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17 Confirmed Dead in The Bundibugyo Floods, Search and Rescue Continues.

Background: On 6th 12. 2019 at about 3:00pm, heavy rains hit Bundibugyo and continued up to 12 noon of 7th 12 2019. Many places flooded as a result and affected a number of households. Many people displaced, houses destroyed and others lost life. Houses, latrines, crop gardens, places of worship, and Cocoa gardens were also sub merged, causing devastation and suffering among people. A total of 12 sub counties were adversely affected and these included: Halugare, Busaru, Ngite, Bundibugyo town council, Bubukwanga, Kirumya, Ntotoro, Tokwe, Bukonzo, Busunga, Kisuuba, and Sindila. Current Situation The situation is still life threatening, worrying as many people are traumatized, on tension and stranded. They are not able to predict what will happen next as rains continue to fall.A total number of 1,152 households composed of 6,768 individuals has been affected 17 bodies have so far been retrieved by the Uganda Red Cross RCATs A total of 800 persons are currently displaced living in churches and school buildings with others being hosted by relatives in the neighborhoods. 2 injured persons are admitted at Busaru Health Centre III. The displaced persons whose houses have been destroyed and have nowhere to sleep have been sheltered at nearby schools and churches (Busuru Catholic Church, Kihoka Primary school, Izahura primary school and Kibale Catholic church).

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URCS Partners with the Buganda Fraternity to raise more Units of 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 fraternity to collect over 2000 units of Blood. The blood drive was held at Bulange gardens in Mengo where a number of people supported the cause.

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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

200 Traffic Officers Equipped with Emergency Life Saving Skills.

200 Traffic Officers Equipped with Emergency Life Saving Skills.

URCS instructor teaching traffic officers First Aid skills. 200 traffic officers from the Kampala Metro-Politan area have been trained in First Aid and emergency life saving skills by the Uganda...

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

Bulambuli Landslide Victims receive Non-food items From URCS and Belgium Red Cross

Bulambuli Landslide Victims receive Non-food items From URCS and Belgium Red Cross

Receive relief from URCS and Belgian Red Cross.. On the 20thof August 2019, four parishes of Busiya, Bugatisa, BunasufwaBumasamala and Bulago in Bulambuli District were devasted by a heavy downpour....

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...

28
Nov2019

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

KAGIS Mayuge story To help the girl child stay in school, Uganda Red Cross Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, launched a Keep the Girl in School campaign...

28
Nov2019

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

An instructor guides a volunteer during the training On 15th November 2019, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), organized...

09
Dec2019

Floods Hit Bundibugyo

Floods Hit Bundibugyo

17 confirmed dead in the Bundibugyo floods, search and rescue continues. Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on rescue mission in Bundibugyo Background On 6th 12. 2019 at about 3:00pm, heavy rains...

28
Dec2019

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

Charles is hugged by his mother on the day of reunification “After 6 days of not knowing where my son was, I thought he was dead.” A tale of a...

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200 Traffic Officers Equipped with Emergency Life Saving Skills.

200 Traffic Officers Equipped with Emergency Life Saving Skills.

Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:23

URCS instructor teaching traffic officers First Aid skills. 200 traffic officers from the Kampala Metro-Politan area have been trained in First Aid and emergency life saving skills by the Uganda...

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...

Bulambuli Landslide Victims receive Non-food items From URCS and Belgium Red Cross

Bulambuli Landslide Victims receive Non-food items From URCS and Belgium Red Cross

Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:53

Receive relief from URCS and Belgian Red Cross.. On the 20thof August 2019, four parishes of Busiya, Bugatisa, BunasufwaBumasamala and Bulago in Bulambuli District were devasted by a heavy downpour....

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...

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

URCS Keep a Girl in School Campaign Distributes Sanitary wear to Girls in Mayuge District

Thursday, 28 November 2019 22:59

KAGIS Mayuge story To help the girl child stay in school, Uganda Red Cross Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, launched a Keep the Girl in School campaign...

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

Mapping Plays a vital Role in Disaster Response and Preparedness

Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:02

An instructor guides a volunteer during the training On 15th November 2019, the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), organized...

Floods Hit Bundibugyo

Floods Hit Bundibugyo

Monday, 09 December 2019 12:25

17 confirmed dead in the Bundibugyo floods, search and rescue continues. Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on rescue mission in Bundibugyo Background On 6th 12. 2019 at about 3:00pm, heavy rains...

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

A Tale of a Mother Who Has Been Reunited With Her Son

Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:12

Charles is hugged by his mother on the day of reunification “After 6 days of not knowing where my son was, I thought he was dead.” A tale of a...

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
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Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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