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pdf.png Response To Cholera Floods and Landslides in Western Uganda NEW
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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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pdf.pngChina Red Cross donates Humanitarians items worth a billion shillings
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China Red Cross donates Humanitarians items worth a billion shillings to Uganda Red Cross Society.

On behalf of the China Red Cross Society, the Chinese Embassy in Uganda has today handed over items worth 202,300USDs (Approx. UGX 1 billion to Uganda Red Cross Society. The items were donated by the China Red Cross Society and channeled to Uganda through the China Sinopharm International Corporation, a privately owned company that coordinated the transportation of the goods up to the final recipient (Uganda Red Cross Society). The donated items include:

300 Unlined Tents, 900 Blankets, 500 Sleeping Bags, 200 Tarpaulins, 500 Cups, 500 Plates, 6 Examination beds, 6 delivery tables, 6 Electronic Sphygmomanometers, 6 Stethoscopes, 6 Autoclaves, 6 Weight Scales, 50 Wheel Chairs, 6 operating tables, 10 Desktop Computers, 10 Laptops, 10 Multifunctional Printers, 10 Digital Cameras, 5 Gasoline water pumps, 500 Quilts and 500 towel Blankets. These were handed over to the URCS by the Chinese Economic and Commercial Counselor in Uganda Ms. Zhau Xinfen at the Uganda Red Cross Society offices in Rubaga.

 

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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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