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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

Latest News

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 best known to its people and solutions are always with the same people. Uganda Red Cross employs the ‘community based volunteer approach’ which allows volunteers picked and trained from the communities to deal with their own people and present their community’s needs. With support from USAID Uganda through the International Federation of the Red Cross, Uganda Red Cross is implementing a community based preparedness program that focuses on epidemics and pandemics dubbed #CP3 Project The introduce Community is trained to be able to detect potential disease outbreaks and also respond through reporting the signs and eventually participate in the response to save lives. Today, Uganda is one of the countries at risk for Ebola following the confirmed outbreak in neighboring DR-Congo.As the Ebola threat continues to loom around the Uganda-Congoboarder, Uganda Red Cross has trained over 300 Volunteers in communities closes to DR-Congo in districts like Bundibugyo, Kasese, Ntoroko, Bunyangabu, Kisoro, Kabale, Kanungu among others to carry out surveillance and risk communication activities, including screening for all people entering the country. In some busy communities, a special data collection App called “Kobo-Collect” was introduced and about 50 Volunteers have been trained to use it.

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Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season.

This is a very dangerous season on the road and the perfect time for this road safety campaign. This is the 3rd year we are doing this and the second edition of the caravan. This year’s caravan has been brought along this Jinja-Kampala road highway. Last year we year we took it to Kampala – Masaka highway. We focus on educating and engaging road users along the busy highways on road safety.” said Gilbert Assi, the Managing Director Vivo Energy Uganda. Every December, as we approach the festive season, a number of fatal accidents claim lives pf people.This is because of over speeding, among other factors since motorists usually drive upcountry to enjoy festive seasons with their extended families and friends. Away from Kampala, some drivers want to make more trips and maximize profits, while others want to come to town to sell merchandise. The heavy traffic makes the roads busier than usual. According to the Annual Traffic and Road safety report for Uganda, there were 13,244 road accidents in 2017 and most of these happened towards the end of the year. The same report reveals that 3,000 people died during these accidents while 10,000 were injured.

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Meet Kennedy and Stella, a love story that has stood a test of refugee life

Being a refugee might be one of life’s biggestchallenges. It comes with a lot of deprivations, trauma and other limitations. Thousands of refugees in the world go hungry, others just fall sick and die, any are killed by the stress and circumstances while stress and boredom linger on majority. Everyone cherishes being in their home country, peaceful, working studying and have a happy family life. For many years, South Sudan has been raging with war and this has pushed over a million refugees into Uganda. Despite Uganda’s friendly refugee policy, these still stay in settlements, with a small chunk of land, only a few household items, and still get food rations. Life is generally not a bed of roses. The situation however, is quite differentfor this young, enthusiastic and visibly happy family of four in village 6,Imvepi refugee settlement, in Nnorthern Uganda. KennedyMetaloro 27, lives with his wife StellaOnesta, 24 years old and their two daughters; Patricia- 3years and Gloria, (2 years), in their grass thatched house in the settlement. On seeing us approach their home, the two beamed with smiles and excitement as they welcomed us into their home with open hands.

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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

18
Jan2019

Meet Kennedy and Stella, a love story that has stood a test

Meet Kennedy and Stella, a love story that has stood a test

Kennedy and Stella playing with their youngest child at their home in imvepi refugee settlement, northern Uganda Being a refugee might be one of life’s biggestchallenges. It comes with a...

18
Jan2019

Road users sensitized about road safety

Road users sensitized about road safety

Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. This is a very dangerous season on the...

18
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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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...

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 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...

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...

Meet Kennedy and Stella, a love story that has stood a test

Meet Kennedy and Stella, a love story that has stood a test

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:20

Kennedy and Stella playing with their youngest child at their home in imvepi refugee settlement, northern Uganda Being a refugee might be one of life’s biggestchallenges. It comes with a...

Road users sensitized about road safety

Road users sensitized about road safety

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:51

Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. Road users sensitized about road safety ahead of the festive season. This is a very dangerous season on the...

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...

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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