Bukenya Enock

Bukenya Enock

Notice: Undefined property: JObject::$description in /var/www/clients/client27/web31/web/templates/lan_grant/html/com_k2/templates/default/user.php on line 59
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 many other young girls, have made their home in village A of zone 3 West of the Palorinya Refugee Settlement.

Palorinya Refugee Settlement has approximately 2,221 girls aged between 12 and 17 years who go to school. Due to the lack of menstrual health hygiene materials, the girls find it hard to access clean, and adequate menstrual hygiene materials to use during menstrual cycles, which results in them missing school.

Due to this lack of proper menstrual health and hygiene management, 60% of the girls miss up to three days of school attendance each month, which greatly affects their academic performance. 5% of the female learners drop out of school completely because of lack of decent, adequate, and hygienic materials to use resulting in early marriages and teenage pregnancies.

To address this, Uganda Red Cross Society with support from the German Red Cross and supplementary funding from the Swiss Red Cross, procured 1,458 menstrual hygiene management kits which were distributed to 251 girls residing in the Palorinya Refugee Settlement. Each of the kits included reusable sanitary pads, a bucket, Kitengi, hanging line rope, a bar of soap, and pegs.

Fatuma is among girls who received menstrual hygiene management kits. She comes from a very poor family which cannot afford to buy sanitary pads at 3500/= each packet for the girl during menstruation every month.

Gune Sylvia, the Senior Woman Teacher is also responsible for
Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management at Idiwa Parents Senior
Secondary School

Fatuma says, “Before I received the menstrual management kits, I suffered from periods. I used pieces of cloth cut from used fabrics. Blood at times passed through and I had a bad smell. I hid from people for fears of laughing at me which made me miss school during my menstrual days”. She added that “No one was there to provide the pads to use. No soap to bath and used pads were hanged in dirty places for fears of other people seeing them. However, the situation changed when the Red Cross came to my school with the good news of distributing menstrual hygiene kits to selected girls”.

Gune Sylvia, the Senior Woman Teacher at Idiwa Parents Senior Secondary School teaches the students on menstrual health management, mentions that “Fatuma is one of the vibrant and active students who deserved not to miss out on the kits”.

Fatuma now happily attends school regularly without worrying about soiling herself during her periods. She adds that “No one in class including the boys tells when I am in my periods. I concentrate and pay attention to what the teachers teach, and I participate actively in class. The kit helped to boost my confidence. Thank you so much the Swiss Red Cross for the support. The kit has helped to keep me in school, I am no longer worried about dropping out of school because I have hygiene materials to use”.

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 of Uganda entrusted the Uganda Red Cross Society with funding to construct a Health Center III in the Bunambutye Resettlement Center in Bulambuli district. The Health Center 3 is intended to help improve the health care for the people that were displaced from Bududa district due to severe flooding.

A year later, on 27th August 2021, the fully equipped operational Health Center 3 was officially handed over to the Government of Uganda and commissioned by the Prime Minister; Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanja to commence full-scale operation.

URCS Secretary General, Robert Kwesiga noted that, “We were privileged when the Uganda Government gave us the responsibility of constructing this health center in Bunambutye". He was proud that the Society was handing over a completed Health Facility fully-equipped with the best equipment and already in operation.

The Secretary General also thanked the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of health for closely working with Uganda Red Cross to make sure that the construction work is successfully completed.

The Health Facility has been equipped with all the necessary medical equipment and staff needed for its operation. The Facility consists of one Out-Patient Department block, a General Maternity ward, a Twin staff house, and one block of two-stance VIP Lined pit latrines.

URCS Secretary General Robert Kwesiga speaks at commissioning
of the Bunambutye HC3.

It also has two block of four-stance VIP lined Pit latrines, a Gatehouse, one incinerator, a placenta pit, one medical waste pit, and staff quarters. It was also equipped with a solar lighting system.

Hon. Hanifa Kawoya, the State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties appreciated the Uganda Red Cross for executing the assignment on time and for being very good stewards of the resources that were entrusted to them. While giving her remarks, the Prime Minister Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanja thanked Uganda Red Cross for always complimenting on government efforts in responding to human needs. The Prime Minister also encouraged the community to utilize the health center and added that her office and the Ministry of Health were committed to recruiting a medical Doctor for every Health Center III.

The construction was closely supervised by an inter-government agency committee that was coordinated by the Office of the Prime Minister under the Ministry of Disaster and Refugees, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, the Ministry of Local Government and the Bulambuli Local Government Technical Team.

The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja commissions Bunambutye
Health Center 3
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 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.

Rumors and misinformation create a breeding ground for uncertainty. Uncertainty fuels distrust, creating an environment of fear, finger-pointing, anxiety, stigma and even dismissal of proven health measures - which can lead to loss of life.

URCS Volunteers combating COVID-19 rumors and misinformation
through community engagement and door to door visits

“Some people were also doing a lot of steaming and taking a lot of ginger and garlic, and yet they did not have corona and we actually got a number of people who developed acute ulcers. And the problem was that they were taking lemon, ginger and garlic daily in large quantities, trying to vaccinate themselves so that they do not get the corona virus”, says Tom Mulondo.

To try and control what the World Health Organization has termed as the COVID-19 infodemic (a combination of facts and myths on any given topic), Uganda Red Cross Society with the Village COVID Task Force Teams, that were set up to drive the National Community Engagement Strategy, are engaging communities and distributing content, answering questions one-on-one or in communal gatherings, to combat the spread of rumors and misinformation.

Prize Tayebwa continues that, “The volunteers were trained and given all the information about COVID-19 and so in these communities, we were able to engage the people to tell them that, this is not witchcraft, this is a scientific disease which will go away with scientific measures and SOPs are one of them and then vaccination is another one”.

Through community engagement and the availability of answers to their questions, communities are coming round to behavioral change and following the guidelines and information being given to them through trusted sources.

Henry Nsamba, the Branch Manager of Wakiso attributes this to the teamwork done by the Village Task Force teams. He says, “We move as a team. This team includes URCS Volunteers, Village Health Team members, cultural and religious leaders, local council leaders and we have built community trust and now they are listening to us”.

URCS’ Information Tracking Dashboard showing over 45,000 rumors and
misinformation circulating in communities

By August 2021, over 2,000 Village Task Force (VTF) teams had been formed in communities around the country. The VTF teams have so far engaged with over 359,455 people with risk communication information.

In the early days of the pandemic, much of the misinformation and rumors focused on whether COVID-19 was real, or if it was even as serious as was being portrayed to warrant the wearing of masks, as well as numerous herbal treatments and cures. A year into the pandemic, vaccines are being rolled out, and information about them — some reliable and some not — is everywhere. The Village Task Force Teams and URCS Volunteers are in the communities addressing the misconceptions and misinformation.

Henry Nsamba continues that, “People thought that the vaccines were not safe and that when they are vaccinated, they will die in a few months. But through the risk communication, going from community to community, we have been able to tell them that we ourselves have been vaccinated and we are alive and healthy. And now we are seeing large crowds at health centers waiting for the vaccine”.

Although the COVID-19 infodemic cannot be wiped out completely, it is being managed through the Community Engagement Strategy, and the low numbers of COVID-19 infections and community spread after the easing of the lockdown, can be attributed to this. By showing people how to recognize and report misinformation and improve their media literacy, we can keep at bay the effects of the infodemic scourge and save lives. *World Health Organization April 2021

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, and hospitals and the health care system stretched to capacity, it fell to alternative means of action to curb the spread of the virus into the communities of Uganda.

Community engagement is central to any public health intervention. Its importance is even more significant during public health emergencies. And this became more so in Uganda’s fight against COVID-19, when on 8th June 2021, a record number of 1,438 people tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day. The second wave of the pandemic was confirmed in Uganda and a 42-day lockdown initiated to curb its spread in the communities.

During the experience of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020, Government of Uganda mounted an early vigorous and proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, by undertaking a number of measures to prevent its spread. One of these measures included the establishment of the National COVID-19 Task Force, through which a National Community Engagement Strategy (CES) was drafted. This Community Engagement Strategy was to help raise awareness, build trust and enforce compliance with COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). For this to be achieved, behavioral change is needed at a grass-root level.

URCS Volunteers conducting risk communication in the community

Empowering individuals and communities is based on the premise that good health starts with, and is created by individuals, their families and the communities, and is supported, where necessary, by skills, knowledge and technology of the professionals. Individuals have the primary responsibility for maintaining their own health and that of their communities facilitating and ensuring that infections are minimized and do not occur in the community and if they occur, will be promptly identified, tested, treated and rehabilitated as needed.

To enable this empowerment at grass-root level, over 2,000 Village COVID Task Forces have been formed across the country, that include Uganda Red Cross members, Local Council members , Cultural and Religious leaders, and Village Health Team members.

The main functions of the Village COVID Task Force were to conduct community based surveillance and case detection including deaths, community case management including supporting self-isolation, community based drug distribution and referrals as appropriate, community contact-tracing and reporting, community shielding of vulnerable members, strategic communication, creating awareness, information and education to gain and hold the trust of the communities.

“We have so far constructed 15 village task forces in Entebbe, where VHTs and some of the local council committee members were trained on how to go into the villages and visit homes and teach them on how Home Based Care (HBC) is working. What caregivers can do to help those patients on HBC and how they can reduce the spread of COVID to other family members”, says Davitah Nuwashaba Branch Manager;

“We reach out to house to house educating people about COVID-19, the signs and symptoms, where to get help and what to do to stay safe as well as supporting those who might be positive or those who seek testing and treatment services and where they can find them”, says Prize Tayebwa, URCS Branch Manager for Kampala West.

Village Task Force team meeting to plan for risk communication and
community engagement.

Since its roll out of the Community Engagement Strategy in February 2021 in the greater Kampala Area including Wakiso and Mukono districts, URCS has since reached over 359,455 people with the COVID-19 behavioral change messages.

Handwashing is crucial in the fight against COVID-19. While conducting community surveillance, the VTF teams were able to identify communal areas that needing handwashing facilities and disinfection assistance. Over 200 handwashing facilities and tippy taps have been installed in market places and facilities in the greater Kampala area as well as WakisoDistricts.

“Recently a case of COVID-19 was reported at the Mapeera Bakateyamba Home in Rubaga, so when we accessed the area there was a need for vaccination because these are very elderly people who are vulnerable. We also went and fumigated the area, disinfected it and then we requested for support of hand washing facilities, which included tanks and buckets and soap as well as masks for those who take care of the elderly vulnerable people”, says Prize Tayebwa, Branch Manager Kampala West.

The Village Task Force Teams have been able to monitor the different cases of COVID-19 undergoing Home Based Care and also address over 45,000 rumors and misinformation that are hindering the fight against COVID-19.

Uganda is a leader in preparedness and emergency response in the control of infectious disease outbreaks for over decades, and an example to other countries all over the world. This preparedness and community engagement response is acknowledged to have successfully contained emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases including COVID-19. Because of this, Uganda was accordingly ranked as the best performer in Africa by the Lancet Review.

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 and other stake holders held a media briefing at the office of the prime minister to roll out the community engagement strategy on 26th November 2020 at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Rt. Hon Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda presided over the briefing. In his address he noted with concern the level of complacency in the communities at a time when Uganda should be tightening vigilance.

According to the Ministry of Health, Uganda is currently experiencing phase four of COVID-19 outbreak with at least 70 districts reporting cases weekly amidst low levels of adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs as guided by the Health experts and the Presidential directives on the same.The objective of the community engagement strategy is to draw attention of the general public to COVID-19 as a reality and also recruit public support.

The Prime Minister noted that the Government will immediately undertake the roll out of COVID-19 Strategy, involving village task forces which will be established at every village level. He further explained that village COVID-19 task forces will go a long way in addressing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

“The village task forces will carry out prompt identification of COVID-19 cases, guide and support prompt testing and sensitization of the communities. Our aim is to have all people in Uganda aware and participating actively in preventing the spread of COVID-19 both as a duty and as a right” Said the Premier.

The village task force will be comprised of Local Councils, District Chief Administration Officers, Resident District Commissioners, and Village Health Teams who will work closely with the Uganda Red Cross Volunteers to carry out community sensitization and enforce the SOPs on COVID-19 prevention.

The Uganda Red Cross Secretary General Robert Kwesiga highlighted that Uganda Red Cross society will deploy over 400,000 volunteers to complement the Government efforts in rolling out the National Community Engagement Strategy. “We the non-state actors have a contribution to make while fighting the pandemic. Let’s bring financial, human, technical resources on board to add to the government resources and manage the pandemic. Uganda Red Cross has committed resources and we have already started in Kampala, and other high risk areas in the Country.” Kwesiga added.

Kwesiga also said the Uganda Red Cross society will ensure that the community engagement strategy is rolled out to the community level and upscale the efforts in curbing the spread of COVID-19 with support from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. Professor Francis Omaswa the Chairperson of the National Community Engagement Subcommittee said the basic tool for fighting COVID-19 is at village level and that is why the Strategy is placing the responsibility in the hands of the citizens through their local leaders. To access copy of the National Community Engagement Strategy, Please click here

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 Uganda to launch the National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 Response in Uganda.

Kampala – October 20th, 2020 By Irene Nakasiita – Coordinator Communications and Public Relations - URCS

On October 20th, 2020, the Government of Uganda launched the National Community Engagement Strategy for COVID-19 response to curb the spread of the Corona Virus in communities. Uganda is currently experiencing phase four of COVID-19 outbreak with widespread community transmission amidst low levels of adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs as guided by the Ministry of Health.

Through a consultative process, the government directed that the Community Engagement Strategy (CES) Sub Committee be established which has been merged with the Community Health Committee to form the National Community Engagement Strategy, chaired Prof. Omaswa. The Uganda Red Cross is a member of the National Taskforce and an implementing partner of the strategy.

While launching this strategy at a function organized by Uganda Red Cross Society and held at hotel Africana in Kampala on 20th October 2020, the Prime minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said the approach will ensure that all people in Uganda are aware, empowered and participate actively in the prevention and control of COVID-19 as both a duty and a right using the existing structures, systems and resources. “We shall be handing over the responsibility to control COVID-19 to individual Ugandans, households and communities. All stakeholders should ensure that this strategy which has worked in managing and handling other diseases like Ebola and HIV is effectively implemented.” The Premier added.

The strategy will be implemented by different government ministries including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Defense as well as non-government agencies. Civil Society Organizations have also been brought on board through the Uganda Red Cross Society and the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST).

Prof. Francis Omaswa the chairperson of the CES subcommittee said that under this strategy, every village will be required to establish a village COVID-19 task force which will provide community based surveillance and case detection including deaths, Community case management including self-isolation, community based drug distribution and referrals as appropriate, community contact tracking and reporting among other roles.

“The task force which will be headed by the respective village chairpersons and councils will also include Village Health Team members one of whom will be a full time community health worker, a Uganda Red Cross Society officer at branch / community level, the parish chief, CDOs, Religious leaders, Schools representatives, health facility representatives, CSOs, volunteers and private sector among others” Said Prof. Omaswa.

Robert Kwesiga the Secretary General Uganda Red Cross Society one of the key partners said they will be part of the teams that will be coordinating the activities of this community engagement right from the district to the village level. Uganda Red Cross will also train all key players using the expertise from previous cases managed like Ebola and the IFRC Community Engagement Approach.

“Our managers at districts will work with the district health teams in coordinating the activities of this community engagement during training, monitoring and support supervision. Our volunteers are going to be part of these community engagement committees that will be responsible for real time sharing of information, education surveillance and making sure that if there are cases they are referred.” Said Kwesiga.

To date, Uganda has registered 10,788 COVID-19 cases, 7,066 recoveries and 97 deaths.

Community Members praying over the new constructed borehole at the
day of commissioning it

Uganda Red Cross Society Constructs Boreholes in Kyangwali refugee settlement (Maratatu D-24) and Nabisojjo village (Hosting Community).

Two production wells have been constructed in Kyangwali refugee settlement and Nabisojjo village, Kyangwali parish, Kikuube district by the Uganda Red Cross in partnership with International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The borehole constructed in the host community (Nabisojjo) will serve 98 households with approximately 540 individuals, while the one in the refugee settlement (Kyangwali) will serve 213 households, with a population of approximately 1089 individuals.

The boreholes were recently commissioned with representation from local leadership, Hand pump mechanics and water user committee representatives who have been assigned to oversee the sustenance of water operations in the communities. Uganda Red Cross also gave the community hand pump tool kits to support them during any repairs as part of ownership for a sustainable and self-reliant community.

While maintaining the water sources, Uganda Red Cross has sensitized the community and water user committee members to ensure that after handing over the water source to them, the community will continuously access clean and safe drinking water for their good health. While handing over the bore holes and repair kits to the community water user committees, Martha Imamut, the Uganda Red Cross Kyangwali refugee response operations manager emphasized the need to have the water sources clean and ownership by the community.

Drilling underway

“Access to safe and clean water means we shall all have improved health because without clean water we shall fall sick and lose life. We want you to keep the boreholes clean, your water collection cans clean, wash your hands and drink clean water always. We also want you to repair the boreholes when they break down and also the committees should have responsibility of ensuring that you own this as your community project.” Imamut said.

“The Red Cross will now leave you to manage this and we hope the tool kits we have given will help you during repairs. The water user committees have also been trained, your community leaders trained before handing over this water to you. Since we have a branch office nearby, we will only come in when it is a MUST but we want you to own the water sources and live a good life.” Imamut added.

John Mugisa a trained Hand pump mechanic appreciated Uganda Red Cross for providing safe water in their communities. He further said; “I thank the Uganda Red Cross for organizing for us a training for pump mechanics where I acquired very good skills in borehole operation and maintenance. The knowledge acquired will help me to support community in ensuring proper and continuous functionality of the boreholes. I am now a champion, will regularly check on the boreholes and pass information to the water user committee and the district water office.” Mugisa said.

Ann Tuhaisemu, the treasurer for the Water Use Committee at Nabisojjo has lived in the village for 32 years. She had never seen a borehole constructed in this community. She further explains; “I have been fetching water from Kalozo dam which is very far and we have been sharing the water with animals. The dam is very open and not protected at all. When it rains, all water carrying all sorts of dirty things ends up in the dam. We have been falling sick and getting stomach complications but the constructed borehole has now given us Joy. The water is clean and clear.” Tuhaisemu is happy.

Maratatu D Bore hole

As the treasurer for her group Water Use Committee, Tuhaiseomu said she will ensure that all funds the community members have accepted to contribute by each house hold in the village (1,000/= per month per household) towards the maintenance of the borehole will be kept in safe hands and accountability will always be presented to all the members during monthly village meetings.

Above all, proper records shall be kept in books of accounts that she will always present to the Secretary of the Water User Committee during the committee meetings. “Mothers, children, the elderly and differently abled people will benefit most since they no longer have to walk long distances to fetch water.” Tuhaisemu said.

Uganda Red Cross WASH Officer inspecting the borehole at Nabisojjo village
Chairman Taban Yasin Launching the seed fare.

With support from the German Red Cross, Uganda Red Cross Society launched a seed fair in Yumbe District on 19th June, 2020, which enabled both refugees and host communities living in Bidi Bidi and Palorinya settlements obtain seeds of their choice to grow food crops.

Following the Government’s standard operating procedures to fight COVID-19, the launch of the seed fair was held at Ariwa Reception Center in Bidi Bidi Zone 5 settlement center. More than 1,000 households in Bidi Bidi and 300 from Palorinya benefited from this activity.

While launching the seed fair, Taban Yasin, the Yumbe district chairperson, thanked Uganda Red Cross for supporting the work of the district task force by complementing the government’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19, as well as supporting the refugees in the hard times of the COVID-19 situation.

“Giving seeds to our local people is a very good strategy, since food security is vital during these trying times of the pandemic, so thank you Red Cross for the great initiative." Taban said.

He also cautioned the local community to continue following the standard operating procedures to stop the virus from spreading to the people in Yumbe.

Beneficiaries ready to buy seeds using the seed voucher.

Each beneficiary received a voucher worth 98,000 shillings, and he or she picked seeds of their choice, worth of their voucher. Michael Nabugere, the Settlement Commandant, Bididi Office of the Prime Minister, noted that in 2017 refugees did not want to engage in agricultural practices since they were entitled to receive 100 percent of their food from the Government.

However, due to loss of funding and capacity during COVID-19, the Government was only able to supply 30 percent of the refugees’ food needs, so the refugees had to engage in farming. The Red Cross seed fair was therefore a good strategy to improve on food security in the settlement. “We thank the Red Cross for coming in timely. The refugees cannot get all the food they used to get before.

The food rations were cut by 30% and this gap can be bridged when refugees start growing their own food.” Nabugere said. Chiranjibi Rijal, a delegate from the German Red Cross, noted that Community Engagement and Accountability Modernity (CEA) is very important in such activities because it gives a beneficiary the chance to choose what they actually want.

“Before we designed the voucher, we consulted the beneficiaries to select seeds of their choice. Another important aspect was to improve on the local economy by inviting local suppliers to be part of the seed fair and refugees have secured seeds from the local suppliers.” Rijal said. He also thanked Uganda Red Cross for implementing the program successfully.

Programs Manager at Uganda Red Cross explaining more about the seed
fare to Chairperson Yumbe District .

According to Simon Anyanzo Lenin, Programs Manager at Uganda Red Cross, in addition to the seeds, each beneficiary received a pair of gumboots, 2 kgs of groundnuts. 2 kg of maize, 1 kg of beans, 1 kg of peas, vegetables such as okra, pan sawani (50 gms), eggplant (10 gms), and dodo greens (10 gms). Simon thanked the German Red Cross for funding the project and promised to push it to other villages.

Afika Jamal, a refugee in Bidi Bidi and one of the beneficiaries, thanked Uganda Red Cross for coming up with the seed fair and promised to use what he got appropriately to feed his family and improve their welfare. Feni Gard, the agriculture officer of Yumbe district, emphasized the high quality of the seeds, saying that they were inspected by the team and ready for use.

Feni also thanked the Red Cross for maintaining quality during the fair. Yumbe District has a population of more than 700,000 residents, including 213,000 refugees who are mostly from South Sudan.

a volunteer helping beneficiaries o under stand whatthe seed fare
is all about .
Saturday, 01 May 2021 17:16

URCS Vision

A partner of Choice in Uganda in Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities, and Promoting Human Dignity.

Saturday, 01 May 2021 07:43

URCS Mission

To fulfill the URCS mandate and obligation in delivering quality and sustainable humanitarian assistance.

Page 1 of 2

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


Join our email newsletter. It's fast and easy. You will be among the first to know about what's happening at Uganda Redcross Society.