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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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Uganda Red Cross Responds to Bomb Explosions in Kampala.

Uganda Red Cross has today responded and supported 17 causalities who were injured in the bomb explosion in Kampala. Other responders such as the Police have also handled other cases and numbers are likely to change. Today, 2 bomb explosion incidents were reported in Kampala at about 10:00AM. One was reported around the Central Police Station, and another at Jubilee Insurance building along Parliamentary Avenue. Our Response 17 cases were handed by the Red Cross emergency response team. 12 were critical and referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital 5 received on scene care and were discharged Ambulances deployed - 3 First responders and Emergency Medical technicians – 50 Response in coordination with Police, Ministry of Health, and KCCA. One ambulance deployed at Nansana where another bomb scare has been reported at 12:40PM

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Uganda Red Cross Response To The Congolese Refugee Influx

On 7th November 2021, heavy fighting between armed forces began in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the areas of Runyonyi and Tshanzu around the Virunga Mountains a few miles away from Uganda. The fighting caused a huge population movement from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda. Egbeble Mohamed moved from DR-Congo with his family and shares with us; “It was midnight, many people were sleeping but I was still awake. I heard gun shots and in a short time, people were running. I too feared and joined the group running. Our family is not far from the Uganda border Bunagana. We found ourselves here.” Mohamed narrates. By morning on 8th November, thousands of Refugees had gathered at Bunagana Primary School in Bunagana town council and Kibaya market. Uganda Red Cross Kisoro branch deployed volunteers to work alongside the district officials to support and offer lifeline support to the new arrivals. “We worked with the district officials. We had heard news of the fighting early in the morning, and already many people had camped at Bunagana primary school. Many were tired and needed rest so the Kisoro District Disaster Management Committee resolved that they should be taken to Nyakabamde Transit Center to acquire basic needs like medication and food. “As Uganda Red Cross we supported in the registering of those coming in as well as helping in tracing those that could not see their relatives through the restoring family links program, gave first aid to the injured, helped children to cross busy roads and gave families psychosocial support.” Prim Rose Natukunda,

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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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Oct2020

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Mr. Robert Kwesiga addressing the Press at the launch of the Community Engagement Strategy , at Hotel Africana Uganda Red Cross joins the Government of...

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 Response To The Congolese Refugee Influx

Uganda Red Cross Response To The Congolese Refugee Influx

A Uganda Red Cross Volunter puting an arm bracelet on a refugee at Nyakabande Transit Center after regestration On 7th November 2021, heavy fighting between armed forces began in the...

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...

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National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda

Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:27

Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Mr. Robert Kwesiga addressing the Press at the launch of the Community Engagement Strategy , at Hotel Africana Uganda Red Cross joins the Government of...

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 Response To The Congolese Refugee Influx

Uganda Red Cross Response To The Congolese Refugee Influx

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 08:11

A Uganda Red Cross Volunter puting an arm bracelet on a refugee at Nyakabande Transit Center after regestration On 7th November 2021, heavy fighting between armed forces began in the...

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...

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