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  1. Strengthening national responses to HIV and adolescents in emergency situations: lessons learned from Côte d'Ivoire and Haiti

    many years, and a growing number of organizations are including a focus on young people, HIV/ASRH and humanitarian settings into their work. Despite this, however, there is on‐going concern that young people in general, and adolescents in particular (10-19 years) do not receive sufficient ttention in humanitarian settings, and that this has both important immediate implications for their health during the emergencies, and also much longer-term implications for them, their families and their communities. This report aims to respond to these concerns. …

  2. HIV/AIDS, security and conflict: making the connections

    The interconnections between conflict and HIV/AIDS are more complex and less obvious than is often thought. HIV/AIDS affects the lives of many: those people caught up in conflict, those who are the protagonists in conflicts, and those whose role it is to provide security during and after conflict. The AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative (ASCI) undertook research over a number of years to examine the connections, to gather evidence and to advance analysis. …

  3. Guidance on HIV in education in emergencies

    This Guidance on HIV in Education in Emergencies provides information for education practitioners who provide, manage or support education services in emergencies. It provides guidance for mainstreaming HIV and sexual and reproductive health issues into formal and nonformal education responses for adolescents 10-19 years old. Parts 1 and 2 of this guide focus on the behavioural measures of combination prevention. Education in emergencies is about more than just providing teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy. …

  4. Guidelines for addressing HIV in humanitarian settings

    These Guidelines for Addressing HIV in Humanitarian Settings aim to assist humanitarian and AIDS organizations to plan the delivery of a minimum set of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services to people affected by humanitarian crises. The guidelines are a revised version of a document entitled IASC Guidelines for HIV/AIDS Interventions in Emergency Settings. They take into account the progress made in the implementation of humanitarian coordination and the latest evidence about the feasibility of providing ART in low-resource settings. …

  5. Development and disasters in a time of HIV and AIDS: an HIV mainstreaming toolkit for development and humanitarian response workers

    This toolkit provides a practical guide to the work of HIV mainstreaming. It has four parts: Part 1 sets out CAFOD's understanding of and commitment to HIV mainstreaming and locates this within its wider response to HIV. Part 2 offers tools and processes for applying HIV mainstreaming to development and humanitarian response programmes. It identifies implications for programme design and implementation (external or programme mainstreaming), and can also indicate some issues arising from this for the internal (organisational) policies and practices of the partner programme. …

  6. Guidance brief: HIV interventions for young people in humanitarian emergencies

    This Brief has been developed by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV and Young People to assist United Nations Country Teams (UNCT) and UN Theme Groups on HIV/AIDS in providing guidance to their staffs, governments, development partners, civil society and other implementing partners on effective HIV interventions for young people in humanitarian emergencies. It is part of a series of seven global Guidance Briefs that focus on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support interventions for young people that can be delivered through different settings for a range of target groups.

  7. HIV and AIDS education in emergencies

    Advocacy briefing note developed by the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education with the aim of assisting education professionals to advocate for issues related to education sector responses to HIV.

  8. HIV/AIDS in post conflict Sudan: vision, strategies, challenges and plan of action

    The document provides links to different information which describe the magnitude of problems related to HIV/AIDS. It recognises the inadequacy of the national response and the challenges that emerged in the conflict period which need to be seriously considered during the post conflict period.

  9. Tailoring the education message: a diversity of settings and needs. Symposium report UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Education, 14 May 2007

    This is a report on the Symposium that accompanied the 15 - 16 May, 2007 meeting of the UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education. It consists of five parts: 1. The Introduction gives a brief summary of the purpose and operating procedures of the IATT, outlines the purposes, organization, and structure of the May 2007 Symposium, and briefly describes each of the hosting organizations. 2. …

  10. HIV/AIDS and school children in post emergency situations in primary schools in Uganda

    This paper was presented at the Plan - Waro colloquium on education, violence, conflict and peace perspectives in Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroun 6-10 March 2006. The paper outlines a Plan Uganda project on training teachers as Reproductive Health Educators and psycho-social counselors.

  11. HIV/AIDS Education for Refugee Youth: the window of hope

    This paper has been written to meet the need for guidance, expressed by our field colleagues in Africa, on how to introduce and implement HIV/AIDS education in our refugee programmes targeting youth. It is addressed to humanitarian workers in refugee settings, especially UNHCR Community Service Officers, education personnel and the staff of implementing partners working on education related issues. We hope that it will provide you with some ideas and practical inputs on how you can approach the issue of HIV/AIDS in formal and non-formal refugee education programmes.

  12. Educational responses to HIV and AIDS for refugees and internally displaced persons: discussion paper for decision-makers

    This discussion paper, prepared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is intended for policy-makers and implementers in ministries of education, civil society organizations, and donor and development agencies involved in emergency, reconstruction and development responses.It examines the current situation with regard to conflict, displacement and HIV, and notes the protection risks faced by refugees and internally displaced persons. …

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