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07 Nov 2016 description
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Since fighting broke out in South Sudan in July 2016, more South Sudanese refugees have continued entering Uganda fleeing violence and atrocities against humanity. This population movement has drastically increased number of south Sudanese refugees in Uganda. On a daily basis, Uganda receives about 2000 refugees from S. Sudan. Today, Uganda hosts 269,936 refugees from S. Sudan

22 Aug 2016 description
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Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on June 26th braved the night, cold and bloody boarder of Nimule – Connecting Uganda to South Sudan in rescue of refugees fleeing uncertainty when fighting broke out in Wau, South Sudan forcing thousands of people to flee to Uganda. The situation has since been tense and alarming. Hundreds of lives have been claimed in the fights and many more rescued because of the presence of Humanitarian support from key players like Uganda Red Cross.

15 Nov 2015 description
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Uganda Red Cross on 14th November distributed 4950 preparedness items in flood-prone communities of Kapelebyong Sub County, and Amuria in a groundbreaking response, based on a scientific forecast of flooding in the region. The items have been procured with financial support from German Red Cross through a Disaster Preparedness Fund.

28 Sep 2015 description
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The Uganda Red Cross Society, with support from Netherlands Red Cross distributed scholastic materials to HIV orphans in six districts of Uganda (Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi, Lira, Pader and Kitgum). These orphans have been part of the HIV/ OVC support project that has been running since 2010 when they were identified. The two national societies had supported 3000 Orphans & Vulnerable Children in many ways among which is keeping them is school.

28 Sep 2015 description
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The Uganda Red Cross Society with support from the Red Cross Society of China and The People’s Republic of China at large donated medical equipments to the local government of Manafwa district as part of a three year’s community Resilience project being implemented by URCS with funds from RCSC. Manafwa is one of the eastern Uganda districts that are affected with climate change and usually experience landslides.

21 Aug 2015 description
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On 20th June 2015, Uganda Red Cross Society joined other operating and implementing partners for Adjumani refugee settlements for the celebration of the world refugees’ day 2015 celebrated in Adjumani. The theme of the day was “REFUGEES ARE REGULAR PEOPLE, GET TO KNOW & SUPPORT THEM”. According to guest of honor, Gen. Moses Ali, the 2nd deputy prime minister, the theme reminds us that refugees have capacities just like any other person and these capacities have to be put to use.

02 Jul 2014 description
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Written by Willie Brens Wambedde

By Joan Kifuko & Hajara Nakayenga

18 Jun 2014 description
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Written by Willie Brens Wambedde

By Joan Kifuko, Hajarah Nakayenga & Willie Brens Wambedde

Hardly a week after the devastating landslide hit and killed 3 people including two minors and displacing more than 621 households in Bushika Sub County, Bududa district, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), has responded with Food and Non Food Items to the affected communities.

The delivered items include 20,000kg of maize flour, 10,000kg of beans, 234 jerry cans, 117 taurplins, 234 cooking pots, 585 cups and 585 plates.

27 Apr 2014 description
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Susan Onyango, IFRC

Freda Kajoki Igga, 28, is a volunteer at the Adjumani branch of the Uganda Red Cross Society. Since January 2014, she has been registering refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan. She has also been issuing ration cards and non-food relief items to the refugees.

20 Apr 2014 description
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Humanitarians all over the world work together and stand for the same cause. This was witnessed in a handover of office equipment and other aid to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) by the Red Cross Society of China in a colorful ceremony held at URCS headquarter, Rubaga road, Kampala.Presided over by His Excellency Zhao Yali, the ambassador of the people’s Republic of China to Uganda and graced by Hon.

20 Apr 2014 description
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At least each day that passes more South Sudanese refugees enter Uganda and are registered at designated areas in Adjumani and Arua. Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) registers between300 to 700 refugees at Nyumanzi Reception Centre in Adjumani district on a daily basis.This in a way calls for more services ranging from health, water, food and other essential basic life requirements.

24 Jan 2014 description
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Written by Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi

The exercise supported by Uganda Red Cross Society is conducted at the camp where health teams and Red Cross medical volunteers immunize between 800-900 children on a daily basis.

URCS Under Secretary General Dr. Bildard Baguma who was on a monitoring visit to refugee operations in West Nile said the aim of immunization is to avert any disease outbreak among the children given the history of Polio in South Sudan.

24 Jan 2014 description
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Written by Willie Brens Wambedde

The National Task Force (NTC) on Hepatitis E which includes Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and authorities from the affected districts of Napak, Moroto and Nakapiripirit have come up with a plan of action tailored towards a total stamp out of Hepatitis E.

This was done in a 7-day joint assessment of the all affected and neighboring districts which included Amudat, Nakapririti, Napak, Moroto, Amuria, Katakwi, Kaabong and Kotido.

24 Jan 2014 description
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Written by Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi

50 year old Aluga carries a jerrycan of water on her head. She has just collected it from a Uganda Red Cross Society tank installed at Waju 1 refugee camp in Koboko district. Aluga is among the 2, 500 Congolese refugees at the camp. She has been here for the last 3 months.

She narrates how she fled her country in November and briefly returned back to harvest crops but that was short lived when fighting resumed. All she thought of is running back to Uganda for safety.

17 Jan 2014 description
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Written by Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 06:19

Uganda Red Cross Society is providing phone call services to South Sudan refugees who want to contact their relatives and families back home. Three phones operated by URCS tracing assistant that have been deployed in the camp.

According to Olive Twikirize, URCS Tracing Assistant managing the phone service, a total of 245 refugees with phone numbers have approached the Red Cross tracing desk in Dzaipi Transit Camp to make phone calls in South Sudan.

17 Jan 2014 description
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Written by Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:25

By Chanelle Corena, Danish Red Cross Society

For close to one year, men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been pouring over the border into neighbouring Uganda, hoping to escape the ongoing violence plaguing the eastern regions of DRC.

Thousands have arrived at the Nyakabande refugee transit camp in Kisoro district, where they receive shelter, food and other basic necessities from the Uganda Red Cross Society.

08 Jan 2014 description
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Written by Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi

The Government and humanitarian agencies are in a joint inter-agency rapid assessment of the South Sudan Population Movement. This was reached at during an inter-agency stakeholder coordination meeting chaired by the Office of Prime Minister.

The agencies to participate in the two day assessment that kicks off on Sunday (January 5) are Uganda Red Cross Society, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, FAO, LWF, HIJIRA, MTI, MSF, DRC, Inter-Aid among others.

20 Nov 2013 description
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In a move to improve and boost hygiene and sanitation in Kotido and Kaabong districts, Uganda Red Cross Society supported the sub counties of Nakapelimoru –Kotido, Loyoro and Lodiko in Kaabong with latrine digging kits.

This comes after the vigorous work done by the Red Cross through Kotido branch towards improving hygiene and sanitation of the communities of Kotido and Kaabong. Kotido and Kaabong have in the previous times been prone to hygiene and sanitation related diseases resulting from low latrine usage and poor habitual hand washing.

28 Oct 2013 description
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An estimated 10,000 refugees have crossed into Koboko district from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Partners working with Office of Prime minister that include Uganda Red Cross, Koboko District authorities, UNHCR, among others on Monday met in Koboko to discuss the fate of the refugees.

According to URCS Arua Branch Manager Yona Ukoku, the teams conducted a joint assessment and visited two areas which will act as transit centres for the refuges. The areas are Lolo, formerly used by BAT tobacco buying centre but currently empty and Midia Youth Centre.