Tools and guidance

The Sphere Handbook

SPHERE provides minimum standards and additional guidance for health, nutrition, food security, WASH and shelter. HIV is addressed as a vulnerability and capacity (replacing cross cutting themes). There are key actions and guidance notes.

SPHERE Standards Handbook

Integrating HIV In the Cluster Response – Guidance briefs

The Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on HIV in Emergencies developed a series of guidance notes to provide HIV related programmatic advice to several of the clusters as they implement their critical coordination and support role in countries. The notes provide key HIV-related actions to be undertaken during various phases of an emergency with particular emphasis in the immediate aftermath. The Guidance further clarifies the needs of the most vulnerable groups and the importance of ensuring their safety and protection in emergency settings.

Integrating HIV in the Cluster Response Guidance Briefs

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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.