Guidelines for HIV/AIDS interventions in emergency settings
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is issuing Guidelines for HIV/AIDS interventions in Emergency Settings to help individuals and organizations in their efforts to address the special needs of HIV-infected and HIV-affected people living in emergency situations. The Guidelines are based on the experiences of organizations of the UN system and their NGO partners, and reflect the shared vision that success can be achieved when resources are pooled and when all concerned work together.
This document consists of four chapters,
the last being the Guidelines themselves.
Chapters 1 through 3 provide background
and orientation information. Chapter 4,
recognizing that any response to a disaster
will be multi-sectoral, describes specific
interventions on a sector-by-sector basis.
The sectors are:
2. Assessment and monitoring
4. Water and sanitation
5. Food security and nutrition
6. Shelter and site planning
9. Behaviour communication
10. HIV/AIDS in the workplace
A Matrix, incorporating these sectors, provides a quick-but-detailed overview of the various responses. The Action sheets, one for each sector, provide more in-depth information.