Thursday, July 17, 2008

World Disasters Report 2008

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - 2008
Available online as PDF file PDF [254p.] at:
"…..The AIDS epidemic is a disaster on many levels. In the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where prevalence rates reach 20 per cent, development gains are reversed and life expectancy may be halved. For specific groups of marginalized people – injecting drug users, sex workers and men who have sex with men – across the world, HIV rates are on the increase. Yet they often face stigma, criminalization and little, if any, access to HIV prevention and treatment services. As this report explains, HIV is a challenge to the humanitarian world whose task is to improve the lives of vulnerable people and to support them in strengthening their capacities and resilience. Disasters, man-made and 'natural', exacerbate other drivers of the epidemic and can also increase people's vulnerability to infection…."
The World Disasters Report 2008 Chapters:
-The challenge of HIV and AIDS Read chapter 1 -
The disaster of HIV Read chapter 2
The humanitarian interface: using the HIV lens Read chapter 3 -
HIV and population mobility: reality and myths Read chapter 4 -
Refugees and the impact of war on HIV Read chapter 5 -
Natural disasters: the complex links with HIV Read chapter 6 -
HIV and AIDS funding: where does the money go? Read chapter 7


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