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  1. A toolkit for integrating menstrual hygiene management (MHM) into humanitarian response

    The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies toolkit aims to provide streamlined guidance to support organizations and agencies seeking to rapidly integrate MHM into existing programming across sectors and phases.

  2. 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. …

  3. 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. …

  4. 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. …

  5. Minimum standards for education in emergencies, chronic crisis and early reconstruction

    Wars and natural disasters deny generations the knowledge and opportunities that an education can provide. In order to develop a tool to help achieve a minimum level of educational access and quality in emergencies and early reconstruction as well as to ensure the accountability of the workers who provide these services, INEE writes this handbook. The standards defined here, are meant to be used as a capacity-building and training tool.

  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/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.

  8. Guidebook book for planning education in emergencies and reconstruction. HIV preventive education (Chapter 4.3)

    The Guidebook for planning education in emergencies and reconstruction aims to support educational authorities in providing equal access to education of quality for children affected by conflict or disaster. It is addressed primarilyat staff of ministries of education, including national, provincial and district level planners and managers, in countries affected by conflict or natural disasters, or hosting refugees from a neighbouring state. …

  9. 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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