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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.

21 Feb 2018 description


Uganda and Togo are countries with many differences yet common challenges. Partially due to changing demographics, the impacts of floods and droughts have increased over the years, destroying livelihoods, infrastructure, and increasing the risk of disease outbreaks. Disasters have a disproportionate impact on the poor and most vulnerable.

The problem

13 Feb 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Effects of inter-communal violence between Lendu and Hema ethnic groups that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and attacks by Mai-Mai militia in North Kivu started in December 2017, resulted into mass displacement and population movement of people from the DRC to Uganda.

26 Jan 2018 description

The Netherlands-based IKEA Foundation is donating 10 million euros to assist Red Cross ‘early warning early action’ through innovative preparedness work in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda* over a five-year period – focusing on people exposed to droughts and floods, and especially the large refugee populations in all three nations, it was announced today.

17 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Effects of inter-communal violence that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in December 2017; including abductions and killings in North Kivu resulted in mass displacement and flight of Congolese through Uganda’s South-Western border points in Bunagana, Kisoro district and Lake Albert in Hoima district.

08 Jan 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

As Uganda ranks amongst the top African Countries receiving refugees, humanitarian agencies have had to work harder each day to support the ever growing number of refugees and ensure their well-being. Today, Uganda is home to 1.3 Million refugees from South Sudan, majority being mothers and children.

27 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 4,503,319 Swiss francs (out of which 1,545,081 Swiss francs is covered by bilateral response) increased from 2,670,638 Swiss francs to enable the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver assistance for 216,666 people (increased from 136,666 people) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), health and care, protection (psychosocial support and prevention) and National Society capacity building for a total of 22 months. The operation is moving from an emergency response phase to a longer-term one with timelines adapted to field circumstances.

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