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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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Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), RedCross Collect 1,039 Units Of Blood In Honour Of World Blood Donor Day

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), Uganda’s beer market leader teamed up with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to mobilize 1,039 units of blood over a 3-day period in Kampala, Jinja and Mbarara districts from 14th to 16th June 2022. Uganda is mandated to raise 1% of the country’s total population in form of blood units as per global standards (WHO guidelines). The country which has 40 million people so requires 400,000 units of blood annually to meet the blood needs of the country. However, due to several factors, many times Uganda doesn’t meet this requirement. “Through an MOU with Ministry of Health, URCS, working closely with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS), is mandated to carry out blood donor recruitment and mobilization countrywide,” said Dr Okwera Josephine, the Director Health and Social Services, URCS while officiating at the blood mobilization drive at City Square in Kampala. Other locations in Kampala included Nakasero Market and New Taxi Park. “Having partners such as NBL join the blood mobilization drive reassures our commitment to partnerships that bring lasting social value for the wellbeing of communities we serve,” she added. Onapito Ekomoloit, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director Nile Breweries. Limited, reaffirmed the company commitment to support life-saving and improving initiatives, such as blood donation.

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MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides and floods affected families, donates 51.2 million Shillings through the Uganda Red Cross.

Through their CSR arm, the MTN Foundation has this morning handed a dummy cheque worth 51,200,000/- to the Uganda Red Cross and OPM in a boardroom event that took place at MTN Headquarters, along Old Port-bell road, Kampala. The MTN General Manager for Corporate affairs Enid Edroma handed the dummy Cheque to Robert Kwesiga, Uganda Red Cross Secretary-General, and Charles Komakech - who represented the Ag. Commissioner - Office of the Prime Minister. While receiving the Cheque, Kwesiga thanked MTN Foundation for always coming through very fast to support the people of Uganda whenever a disaster occurs, and more so, through the Uganda Red Cross. ”We have always had a relationship with MTN in supporting disaster-affected communities in Uganda. Seeing MTN coming through to support the Kisoro community is a very great gesture considering the challenging times of COVID-19. Thank you for trusting the Red Cross and the OPM team to reach the affected people.” Kwesiga also added that according to Red Cross standard operating procedures, the response to disasters should be within the first 12 hours after the disaster occurs. And that is what the Red Cross did in Kisoro. “We delivered relief within 12 hours, although we supported 300/800 families. We selected the most vulnerable. With this additional support, we can reach more 500 and this will enable affected families to develop coping mechanisms.” Kwesiga added.

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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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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...

17
Nov2021

Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala

Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps in putting extinguishing a care on fire after the bomb explosion Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala Kampala – November 16th, 2021...

28
Jan2022

URC delivers relief aid to 300 disaster affected families in Kisoro

URC delivers relief aid to 300 disaster affected families in Kisoro

Uganda Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Officer supporting one of the beneficiries to carry his Non food Items Uganda RedCross delivers relief aid to 300 disaster affected families in Kisoro Due...

12
Feb2022

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

Charles Komakech from the Office of the Prime Minister making his remarks during the Cheque hand over. MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides and floods affected...

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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...

Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala

Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 08:32

Uganda Red Cross Volunteer helps in putting extinguishing a care on fire after the bomb explosion Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala Kampala – November 16th, 2021...

URC delivers relief aid to 300 disaster affected families in Kisoro

URC delivers relief aid to 300 disaster affected families in Kisoro

Friday, 28 January 2022 08:34

Uganda Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Officer supporting one of the beneficiries to carry his Non food Items Uganda RedCross delivers relief aid to 300 disaster affected families in Kisoro Due...

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

Saturday, 12 February 2022 16:21

Charles Komakech from the Office of the Prime Minister making his remarks during the Cheque hand over. MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides and floods affected...

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