Uganda Red Cross

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Uganda Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. The Red Cross was Incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1964 by the enactment of Red Cross Act; Cap 57 of the Laws of Uganda. We are a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement who draws mandates from the Geneva Conventions.

The National Society has over 350,000 registered members with one and half million beneficiaries of its interventions. URCS works through 51 Branch Offices covering the whole of Uganda. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comprising the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), URCS works with a number of partners in the execution of its Mission.

These include the Government of Uganda, Corporate bodies, United Nations Agencies, NGOs and participating Sister Red Cross National Societies. Over the years, URCS has witnessed an increase in the number of partners and partnerships not only nationally but internationally including private and civil society organizations. The number of communities served by URCS has also tremendously increased, as well as the scope of activities.

URCS Vision

A Partner of Choice in Uganda in Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities, and Promoting Human Dignity.

URCS Mission

To fulfil the URCS mandate and obligation in delivering quality and sustainable humanitarian assistance.

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