Dear Skybirds, here are this month's highlights of your favorite newsletter:

URCS: Breaking silence on MH and improving sanitation in Namutumba District

Written by Robert Kasumba, Communication Assistant officer at Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) aims at breaking silence on Menstrual Hygiene and improving sanitation in Namutumba District. Through the Skybird Programme, the URCS is implementing …

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Dr. Khalid Kirunda, Dr. Roswitha Kremser, and Dr. Josephine Okwera inspect some of the URCS works of beneficiaries in Namutumba District.

URCS: MH kits to refugee women and girls in Bundibugyo District.

Written by Robert Kasumba, Communication Assistant officer at Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

With support from Austrian Development Cooperation through the Austrian Red Cross, the Uganda Red Cross Society is implementing the SkyBird Project which focuses on …

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URCS Volunteers assemble Menstrual Hygiene Kits before distribution.

ERCS delegation visit to RRCS

Written by Bayissa Adare, Skybird Program Coordinator at Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS)

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) delegation held an experience sharing visit to Rwanda Red Cross Society (RRCS) from January 16-20, 2023.

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ERCS delegation visiting RRCS
Our colleague Magdalena made it to the Top 40 under 40 list of Solferino Tech Innovators list with her presentation of our newly developed Please help us push the important topic of faecal sludge management in the RC by watching her video and disseminating it in your networks:
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Malawi: Red Cross scales up response to worst cholera outbreak in two decades.
Last year ‘eighth in a row’ of temperatures above pre-industrial level, threatening Paris target of 1.5°C.
Tonga: One year since earthquake and tsunami, homes being rebuilt.
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Participatory video to evaluate Skybird microprojects

In December 2022, Alex visited a Skybird microproject in Ethiopia, to test out participatory video as an evaluation method. While the videos are still in post-production, here is a comic-report about the mission.


  • Austrian Red Cross and Lebanese Red Cross are currently working on a project funded by the Austrian Development Agency. The project aims at providing improved access to safe water, sanitation facilities and better hygiene practices in schools and informal settlements. Watch the video to learn more about the project.
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