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More than 100 people injured in Kampala protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 people were injured in the protests that shook Kampala over the last two days according to the Uganda Red Cross Society and hospitals around the city. The protests followed the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Luuka on Wednesday. Figures …

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Uganda Red Cross Society supports Kasese flood victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has delivered an assortment of non-food items to the people affected by floods in Kasese district. Kasese district has been the hardest hit district by recent floods in the region that have left over 120,000 persons displaced, gardens and property …

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Fear as red cross withdraws ebola screening volunteers

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kisoro district Ebola surveillance officials are concerned about the partial withdrawal Ebola screening volunteers deployed by Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS from the Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC borders. Red Cross had deployed Ebola surveillance staff at seven entry points including Bunagana, Chanika, Kanombe Ntek, …

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Uganda red cross to be more self sustaining in new bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) will be more self-sustaining and efficient in response following the introduction of the Uganda Red Cross Society Bill 2019. The proposal seeks to revise the Uganda Red Cross Act of Parliament (Cap 57, 1964) to align it with the …

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Red Cross unveils UGX 1.6 Billion disaster response action plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society has unveiled 1.6 Billion shillings disaster emergency action plan for responding to disasters associated with September – December rainfall season. The society says the plan has been informed by seasonal weather forecast released by Uganda National Meteorological Authority indicating that there …

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