Author: Caroline Lamb (Caroline Lamb)

Covid-19 news from Uganda
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Covid-19 news from Uganda

The week went on well with only 2 new cases of COVID-19 recorded, so the country currently stands at 55 confirmed cases. No deaths recorded. There are 12 cases discharged or recovered so far. The president addressed the nation last Tuesday and has extended the Lockdown for another 3 weeks with the same measures announced...

Appeal Update
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Appeal Update

Huge thanks to our donors It is with huge gratitude that we can announce today that our Coronavirus Appeal has reached £5000. This will enable us to send a grant to Uganda to purchase gloves, face masks, soap, washstands and more. We know we will need more money as this epidemic spreads, but the Ugandan...

Thoughts on Lockdown – Uganda
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Thoughts on Lockdown – Uganda

Thoughts and updates and effects of the lockdown in Uganda The lockdown means you can no longer live a normal life. Restricted movements, no access to work or do business. Anxiety levels rising causing worries because of the uncertainties and coping up with over information about the COVID-19 pandemic. It is really too much for...

Prayers for Coronavirus in Uganda
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Prayers for Coronavirus in Uganda

Your Prayers for Holy Week Dear Prayer Team, Please, in amongst the many concerns we have here at home spare a thought for the CRESS funded clinic, DoL staff, their families, friends, colleagues and those working to support them here in the UK. As you have probably heard, COVID 19 is affecting Africa too. Just...

CATT Counsellor Receives Phone
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CATT Counsellor Receives Phone

Lulu the CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy) Co-ordinator presented Murye Emmanuel (teacher and CATT Counsellor/Group Leader in Gobor bush settlement ) with a smartphone and powerpack which will enable him to communicate with people his is counselling and report back to the UK. Lulu opened him an email / FB and WhatsApp account. Do listen...

Bicycles for Pastors
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Bicycles for Pastors

Three pastors whole work with the Diocese of Liwolo have received bicycles. The distances in the camps are vast and the bicycles will help the pastors visit people who need their support. (L) to (R) Rev. Deacon Elinoma Kenyi Abash, Rev. Alice Gamba and Rev. Mathew Boro Apollo

Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus
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Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus

Cases of coronavirus have begun to show themselves in Uganda. This will, of course, impact on the CRESS funded clinic in Mijale as the virus spreads. We are really pleased to announce that thanks to a grant from a Trust Fund the clinic have just installed a sterilisation unit which runs on power from a...

Coronavirus in Africa – Dear supporters
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Coronavirus in Africa – Dear supporters

Dear friends and supporters of CRESS These are strange and uncertain days. Who could have predicted even a week ago that we would find ourselves in this situation here in the UK where we are asked to stay at home, where schools and shops have closed, and society as we knew it seems to have...

Savings Groups are growing
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Savings Groups are growing

The Savings Group Facilitators have just received a gift in thanks for their voluntary work setting up these life changing groups within the refugee camps. Noel the Microfinace co-ordinator for CRESS’ Delivery Partners the Diocese Of Liwolo in Uganda wrote to tell us about the most recent updates: “I had two successful group meetings today...

Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons
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Kick starting the 2020 vegetable growing seasons

Refresher training by the two CRESS agriculture officers, Julious and Yunia, has recently been conducted in Mijale and Imvepi refugee settlements. This was to kick start the 2020 vegetable growing seasons and, whilst training some new group members, the training focused on key organic techniques namely the making and using of plant-based compost and liquid...