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HIV-E Modelling

  • UNHCR, with WFP inputs, commissioned modelling into the trends of populations affected by humanitarian emergencies between 2013 to 2016. With a growth from 314 million to 479 million people affected, the total number of PLHIV affected by humanitarian emergencies increased from 1.71 million to 2.57 million; and the ratio of PLHIV affected by a humanitarian emergency increased from 1 in 20 to 1 in 14. The modelling demonstrates rising numbers and levels of vulnerability of PLHIV in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Data collection for the analysis was from specialist public domain global databases. Five selected countries (Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan) were studied in more detail (deep dives) to check the general assumptions in the main country level analysis.
  • The objective of the analysis was to estimate the number of adults, children, adolescents, young adults and pregnant women living with HIV adversely affected by emergencies to the extent that diagnosis, care, treatment and adherence would be compromised.
  • Download the full report

Satellite Symposium at ICASA 2019

  • UNAIDS, UNHCR and WFP organized a Symposium Satellite at the ICASA 2019, in Kigali on lessons
    from emergency contexts to enhance social protection for people living with HIV. This interactive
    symposium session aimed at sharing lessons learned from recent HIV emergency responses,
    including the use of social protection measures. It provided insight into what is working well and
    where there needs to be improvement. It also provided an overview of relevant evidence on social
    protection, including cash transfers, and on how social protection contributes to the HIV response,
    highlighting evidence gaps around this topic. Download the presentations from the 4 speakers.

    You can check it out here:

    Satellite Presentation MZ WFP

    Venezuela Humanitarian Presentation

    Ukraine Food for life

    HIV-Sensitive SP in Emergencies


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The Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV in Emergencies (HIV-E) is a group of agencies working at global, regional and country level that seek to accelerate the global response to address HIV in the context of humanitarian emergencies. This interagency body is comprised of representatives of UN agencies, donors and non-governmental organizations.