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01 Dec 2017 description

by Brigitte Rudram and Janot Mendler de Suarez, Climate Centre, Cap-Haïtien

The global launch of pilots of the Y-Adapt programme for engagement by young people in action on climate change took place in the northern Haitian city of Cap-Haitien in October, at a new regional training centre for the Haitian Red Cross (HRC), built with support from the American Red Cross.

20 Nov 2017 description

Today, we commemorate World Toilet Day to help raise awareness about global sanitation issues where more than 4.5 billion people live without an adequate toilet that disposes waste safely (UN-Water).

27 Sep 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

In traditional Africa, a girl becomes a woman when she starts her menstruation periods. Soiling one’s dress during this period is seen as a taboo. Women and adolescent girls try their best to live a normal life, play and run their usual chores as though no change has happened around them. This is okay under normal circumstances, but not in an emergency setting like the case for refugees. They move abruptly, un-prepared and are forced by circumstances. It is rare that they can afford any sanitary wears and getting their menstrual periods becomes an additional burden.

20 Sep 2017 description

Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Humanitarian Event on South Sudan, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan today is rapidly deteriorating, spiralling further and further out of control. The numbers of people affected run into the millions and comprise a significant proportion of the country’s population.

The impact of the conflict has gone far beyond the frontlines of war: sparking food shortages, an economic crisis and causing a massive displacement of people.

16 Aug 2017 description

by Cecilia Costella, Climate Centre

Climate Centre specialists this week call for existing social protection systems around the world to be expanded to include “early action and preparedness”. 

Social protection consists of long-term policies and programmes to reduce poverty and vulnerability by providing support to people over their lifetimes.

12 Jul 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Further to the last situation update on refuges movement due to the South Sudan crisis, the people movement into its neighboring country - Sudan is also increasing intense. Sudan has received the second highest number of refugees coming from South Sudan, after Uganda. Sudan is hosting more than 417,000 South Sudanese refugees, including 137,000 people arrived since the beginning 2017.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

A Red Cross Perspective with the Emergency Response Module (M40) & Mass Sanitation Model (MSM)

By Irene Nakasiita

23 Apr 2017 description
report Uganda Red Cross

On behalf of the China Red Cross Society, the Chinese Embassy in Uganda has today handed over items worth 202,300USDs (Approx. UGX 1 billion) to Uganda Red Cross Society. The items were donated by the China Red Cross Society and channeled to Uganda through the China Sinopharm International Corporation, a privately owned company that coordinated the transportation of the goods up to the final recipient (Uganda Red Cross Society). The donated items include:

14 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

  • July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people cross into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day.

  • 27 July 2016: An inter-agency meeting is held where the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR call upon agencies to urgently mobilize resources and capacities to respond to the refugee humanitarian situation in West Nile.

14 Apr 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 2,670,638 Swiss francs (increased from 690,325 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in assisting 136,666 people (an increase from 30,000 people) for 12 months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and National Society capacity building. It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population and number of activities to be implemented.

06 Mar 2017 description

Khartoum/ Kampala/ Juba (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and repatriation of 125 people detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). The ICRC transported the released persons from two locations in South Sudan to Entebbe in Uganda and onward to Sudan, where they were handed over to government officials in Khartoum. The operation followed a request by the authorities in Kampala, Khartoum and Juba, and the SPLM-N, with agreement by all those involved.

10 Feb 2017 description

Central and East Africa is home to the ICRC's second biggest operation in South Sudan. Africa as a whole accounts for 40% of the ICRC's field budget and Central and East Africa is home to four of the top ten largest ICRC operations in the world (South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and DRC). Within Africa, as in the rest of the world, people are forced to leave their homes as a result of armed conflict and other situations of violence. Some of these people remain internally displaced in their own country, whilst others flee across borders as migrants.