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14 Sep 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 2.4 million Swiss francs, increased from 1.9 million Swiss francs, to enable the IFRC to support the Uganda National Red Cross Society to deliver assistance and support for 18,000 people for 12 months in shelter, health, WATSAN and Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI).

In June 2018, a shelter assessment was conducted with support from the Luxembourg Red Cross, with the objective to:

24 Aug 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

The April 2018 floods and landslides that hit Teso region in Eastern Uganda left communities devastated and in ruins; no food, shelter, household property and other basic needs. The heavy downpours that lasted for months washed away people’s homes, crops and left almost an entire region starving and displaced. About five people died in this catastrophe and thousands got displaced while fleeing to safety.

08 Aug 2018 description

by Shaban Mawanda, Climate Centre, Kampala

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) last Friday became the latest National Society to sign a memorandum of understanding with its National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), expanding its existing operational support in critical areas and reflecting a joint desire to “develop cooperation in fields related to their mandates”.

27 Jul 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

We are changing our responses from intervening when a disaster has happened to supporting communities before a disaster strikes'

NEW APPROACH TO DISASTER INTERVENTIONS

Why should Government and its partners respond after a disaster has taken place yet it can intervene before the disaster and save lives as well as money? This is what has influenced Uganda Red Cross to change its approach to disaster interventions.

14 Jun 2018 description

Summary

This Operation Update provides an update on the implementation of the Revised Emergency Plan of Action published in December 2017, including the activities implemented between December 2017 and May 2018, and the Plan of Action for the remaining timeframe. The expenditure level is at 74% To ensure the implementation of all remaining activities, a no cost time extension for an additional three months from June 24th to September 24th. is sought.

09 Jun 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Sabina Menhya, 40, beams with a smile as she receives us in her home. She is a mother 10 children between 2 to 21 years of age. The family was even bigger before, but sadly, Sabina has lost two of her children to malaria. For a living Sabina and her husband Mathias Okiru, 44 grow beans, maize and sunflowers in a small garden in their home in a small village called Nyakwae, in North Eastern Uganda. They earn less than a dollar a day, since the harvest is seasonal.

29 May 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

With the current rainy season and the worsening slum conditions in and around Kampala district, the city didn’t wait long to face another cholera outbreak. Since February this year, most parts of the country have been struggling with cholera as a result of heavy rains. On Friday 4th May 2018, the Ministry of Health in Uganda declared another cholera outbreak in Kampala.

08 May 2018 description

Geneva, 8 May 2018 – A ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to mitigate and even prevent the damage and trauma caused by natural disasters has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

23 Apr 2018 description

Reporting by: Irene Nakasiita

Under the scorching afternoon sun, a young woman walks through the narrow, bushy foot path with a jerrycan. She opens a running tap near a fenced water plant, fills her jerrycan and returns to the path. She is Beatrice Anyei, 26. With a shy smile she welcomes me to follow her to her home.

13 Apr 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 13 avril 2018

L'Union européenne a coorganisé ce jour, à Genève, la «conférence humanitaire sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)».

À cette occasion, le commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, Christos Stylianides, a réitéré le soutien de l'UE en réponse à l'aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région, au moyen de contributions à hauteur de 77 millions d'euros d'aide d'urgence et au développement pour la crise en RDC.

12 Apr 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross West Nile Refugee Response team of hygiene promoters on the 26th March 2018 launched the sanitation week across the 36 villages of Imvepi refugee settlement. This was organised in collaboration with other partners that included the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), UNHCR, OXFAM, Unicef Uganda, Danish Refugees Council (DRC), among others. The purpose of the Sanitation Week is to intensify and increase knowledge on proper Hygiene and Sanitation management in the refugee hosting communities for promotion of good health.

05 Apr 2018 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 5 April 2018 — The increasing flow of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has put Ugandan health facilities in affected areas under unprecedented strain at a time when inadequate hygiene conditions have already led to a deadly cholera outbreak.

04 Apr 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,930,176 Swiss francs to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to assist 18,000 people for 9 months with the provision of assistance in the form of health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender, and inclusion. Details of the response strategy are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA).

The crisis and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

04 Apr 2018 description

by Irene Amuron and Catalina Jaime, Climate Centre, Nairobi

Ten national African meteorological services were last month represented at the first dialogue platform for forecast-based financing (FbF) to be held on the continent, hosted by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in Nairobi.

29 Mar 2018 description

The Appeal

The Uganda Red Cross Society and IFRC need support to help thousands of vulnerable refugees who have fled violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo and are now living in Kyangwali settlement in Uganda.

1.8 million Swiss francs needed for urgent humanitarian relief 18,000 people need our support

Snapshot

Violence and upheaval in Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced thousands of people to seek safety in neighbouring Uganda since December 2017.

17 Mar 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Thousands of Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have continued to infiltrate the country despite the already ongoing influx, and the recent cholera outbreak in refugee settlements. Uganda Red Cross society has been on ground to respond to both, the growing numbers of refugees and the continued spread of cholera especially in Kyangwali and Kyaka II refugee settlements.