Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children by United Nations

By United Nations

This booklet exhibits how the AIDS epidemic keeps to impact African young children disproportionately and in lots of destructive methods, making them extra susceptible than different young ones, leaving a lot of them orphaned and dangerous their survival. The document includes new and more desirable learn on orphans and susceptible youngsters, together with what governments, NGO's, the non-public region and the foreign neighborhood can do to raised reply.

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Of AIDS on family structures and families cannot adequately provide for caring capacity. With more than the basic needs of their children, the During 2004, inter-agency consensus 90 per cent of orphans cared for community becomes the source of was achieved on a global framework by their extended families, the wel- essential support. In high-prevalence for responding to growing numbers fare and resilience of the family is countries, such as Malawi, Rwanda, of orphans and vulnerable children. of central concern.

And welfare. In sub-Saharan Africa, embraced by all. To be fully effective, in rural Uganda documented higher Others, including equitable access to 34 32 around two thirds of births go unreg- responses must take into considera- A study in the suburbs of Dar es istered. 5, a tion the whole experience of the child Salaam also reported significant number of countries badly affected by and the caregiver at every stage of problems among 41 children ages AIDS have especially low levels of development and engage targeted, 10–14 who had been orphaned by birth registration (see Table 5, page 39 evidence-based efforts at the house- AIDS.

4, April 1996, pp. 569–578. 9 CHAPTER 5 1 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 2006 Report on the global AIDS epidemic, op. , p. 224. Garmaise, David, The Aidspan Guide to Developing Global Fund Proposals to Benefit Children Affected by HIV/AIDS, Appendix II, New York, 2006, pp. 56–69. 2 United Nations Children’s Fund, Children: The Missing Face of AIDS: A call to action, UNICEF, New York, 2005, p. 11. 10 Webb, Doug, an update on the National Plans of Action for orphans and children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and the second phase of the Rapid Assessment, Analysis and Action Planning process, UNICEF, informal report, June 2005.

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