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pdf.pngUganda Red Cross warns on Viral Job Scams circulating on Social Media NEW
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It has come to our attention that there are fraudulent Job postings on several Social Media Platforms for a mass recruitment process at the Uganda Red Cross Society. The fraudsters have faked a job application form and a Facebook account under the names of Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng. (Refer to screenshot on your right hand):

Uganda Red Cross wishes to warn the public against this scam. We also emphasize that there is no party contracted to act for and on behalf of Uganda Red Cross to recruit staff, Volunteers or Members. For open vacancies, Uganda Red Cross uses the official Website

https://www.redcrossug.org/join-us/jobs.

Uganda Red Cross does not charge money to employ staff and neither is membership a prerequisite for employment.

This therefore comes to call for Public vigilance and Caution.

Management.

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Secretary General Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  •  Irene Nakasiita - Communications & Public Relations
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Contact: Facebook: Uganda Red Cross Society Twitter: @ugandaredcross Instagram: UgandaRedCross

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pdf.pngPress Release On Bududa October 17th, 2018
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“STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF BUDUDA”

Uganda Red Cross launches an Emergency Appeal for Bududa and other districts at risk as Climate Change effects threaten thousands of people.Today, the Uganda Red Cross launches an emergency appeal to aid over 5000 families in Bududa and neighboring districts at risk in eastern Uganda whose lives are threatened by severe climate change effects that include landslides, floods, and potential disease outbreaks.

Following heavy rains that occurred on Thursday 11th October 2018, in Buduuda district, eastern Uganda, river Tsuume in Bukalasi sub-county burst its banks at about 2:15 pm, and swept several houses, weakening the land and caused a devastating landslide which occurred up in mountains, rolling big boulders through the villages of Naposhi, Nalutumu, Wanjenuwa, Tsuume, Lwanda, Mayika and Nalwanza. Over 700 people were affected in this disaster from 139 households; with 43 deaths, 15 referrals and 16 still un accounted for (missing). More than 5000 people are at risk across 4 districts of Bududa, Namisindwa, Butalejja, and Manafwa in Mt. Elgon region.

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pdf.pngOver 34 lives lost in Bududa Mudslides
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On 11th October 2018, heavy rains that lasted for about 2 hours from 2:15 p.m. hit areas of Bukalasi Subcounty in Bududa district, eastern Uganda. River Suume which is within the same sub-county filled up, burst its banks and the heavy overflow swept off houses in the neighbouring villages, leaving over 34 people dead. The villages affected include: Suume, Nnayinza, Namalira, Nyekhe, Malanda, Shishambwa, Nanyenga, Bunamwamba among others. Three (3) trading centres of Naposhi, Nalutumu and Wanjenuwa were also severely affected, halting business and affecting access to social services

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pdf.pngDeath toll rises to 43. Red Cross distributes relief to all families affected by the disaster.
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Over 675 people who were on October 11th affected by Mudslides in Bududa District have benefited from relief non-food items distributed by Uganda Red Cross as part of the Institutional emergency preparedness and response plan. On October 14th, Over 600 people gathered at Bukalasi Secondary School in Bukalasi Sub-county, Bududa district to receive support after a two days’ thorough assessment conducted by the Red Cross in collaboration w

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pdf.pngJob Scam Press Release
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Uganda Red Cross warns on Viral Job Scams circulating on Social Media.

It has come to our attention that there are fraudulent Job postings on several Social Media Platforms for a mass recruitment process at the Uganda Red Cross Society. (Refer to screenshot on the right).Uganda Red Cross wishes to warn the public against this scam. We also emphasize that there

is no party contracted to act for and on behalf of Uganda Red Cross to recruit staff, Volunteers or Members. For open vacancies, Uganda Red Cross uses the official Website https://www.redcrossug.org/join-us/jobs. This therefore comes to call for Public vigilance and Caution.

Management.

For more Information:

Secretary General Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  •  Irene Nakasiita - Communications & Public Relations
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact: Facebook: Uganda Red Cross Society Twitter: @ugandaredcross Instagram: UgandaRedCross

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pdf.pngDeath toll rises to 40. Search and rescue continues.
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Background

On 11th October 2018, heavy rains that lasted for about 2 hours from 2:15 p.m. hit areas of Bukalasi Subcounty in Bududa district, eastern Uganda. River Suume which is within the same sub-county filled up, burst its banks and the heavy overflow swept off houses in the neighbouring villages, leaving over 34 people dead.

The villages affected include: Suume, Nnayinza, Namalira, Nyekhe, Malanda, Shishambwa, Nanyenga, Bunamwamba among others. Three (3) trading centres of Naposhi, Nalutumu and Wanjenuwa were also severely affected, halting business and affecting access to social services.

The mudslides have had a devastating effect on the lives of people, livestock, plantations and human settlement. Many people have been displaced while others have had to move to neighboring villages for shelter with relatives and close friends.

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pdf.pngUCU, Uganda Red Cross Seal Ties to Save Lives, Serve Communities
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Mukono- Thursday June 7th, 2018— Uganda Christian University (UCU) and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at harnessing their collective strength to save lives, serve communities, and improve documentation and knowledge sharing. The signing took place at UCU main campus in Mukono with UCU Vice Chancellor Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi and URCS Secretary General Mr. Robert Kwesiga as principal signatories to the MoU. The MoU establishes a collaborative relationship in the area of operational research for evidence based programming, knowledge transfer through capacity building trainings,staff and student placements, field work support and other development programs of mutual interest to the two institutions.  Please download the press release for full details

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pdf.pngRed Cross Membership Fraud HOT
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Kampala – 6th /12/2017

URCS Management informs the general public that there is a forged organization in the names of “Red Cross East Africa” which also masquerades as a member of the International Red Cross family. The same organization is promising jobs through “Amnesty International” (suspected scam too) and the applicants have to present Red Cross membership cards for them to be considered.

This is a hoax and we advise that you do not fall prey to such fraudsters! Please download the press release for full details showing the email sent by the fraudsters.

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pdf.png Response To Cholera Floods and Landslides in Western Uganda HOT
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Kasese – 11/10/2017

Uganda Red Cross supports communities affected by Cholera, Floods and Landslides in Western Uganda.

As part of the National Disaster preparedness and Response plan, Uganda Red Cross Society has stepped up efforts to fight the Cholera outbreak in Western Uganda. This is part of the wider context in response to disease outbreaks and disaster preparedness and response towards people affected and those at risk.

Over the past 2 weeks, heavy rains have posed a great threat to parts of western Uganda (Kisoro, Kabale, Kasese and Kibaale) where houses have been destroyed, latrines washed away, livestock and gardens destroyed leaving over 5,660 people in need of basic amenities. At least eight people lost their lives in Kasese due to the Cholera outbreak. A big number have lost shelter and have been displaced as a result of floods, landslides, hailstorm, and lightning. Schools too have collapsed leaving learners with no classroomsto undertake their studies.

The Uganda Red Cross has responded to this call by deploying a team of 200 National Disaster Response Volunteers, professionally trained and well-placed to handle such emergencies. Relief items; including saucepans, plates, cups, blankets, tarpaulins, jerricans, soap, mosquito nets, and water purifications tablets are among the non-food items distributed so far.

 

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pdf.pngClarification on story Headline in New Vision Dated 14 March 2017 HOT
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Clarification on story Headline in New Vision Dated 14 March 2017.

 

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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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