Strengthening national responses to HIV and adolescents in emergency situations: lessons learned from Côte d'Ivoire and Haiti

Programme Reports & Evaluations
Irish Aid
65 p.

many years, and a growing number of organizations are including a focus on young people, HIV/ASRH and humanitarian settings into their work. Despite this, however, there is on‐going concern that young people in general, and adolescents in particular (10-19 years) do not receive sufficient ttention in humanitarian settings, and that this has both important immediate implications for their health during the emergencies, and also much longer-term implications for them, their families and their communities. This report aims to respond to these concerns. It is based on a review of global documents and programme support tools, and an assessment of the activities that were implemented in response to HIV and young people in two humanitarian settings (Côte d’Ivoire and Haiti), in order to learn lessons that might have wider implications and contribute to strengthening national responses. The countries were selected opportunistically, and the rapid assessments included a review of key documents, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with young people. In addition to providing an overview of the two country reviews, the report includes a synthesis of the main findings and lessons learned from the two reviews, and some overall recommendations.

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