AIDS and Communities in Crisis Project

It is increasingly being realised that disaster-affected communities are among the most neglected population groups. Their needs - in terms of adequate access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programmes - have been largely ignored by humanitarian organisations, financing mechanisms and national governments.

Through this AIDS and Communities in Crisis project, PlusNews seeks to:

  • Improve information on the impact of HIV and AIDS on the estimated 200 million people of humanitarian concern
  • Highlight programmatic responses to HIV and AIDS among populations of concern
  • Enhance advocacy efforts and promote the sharing of ideas and best practice
  • Monitor the impact of humanitarian interventions on populations of concern
  • Challenge local stereotypes surrounding HIV/AIDS and refugee populations
  • Fight stigma against people living with HIV and AIDS by providing accurate information