In the decade ahead, HIV/AIDS is expected to kill ten times more people than conflict. In conflict situations, children and young people are most at risk from both HIV/AIDS infection and violence.
The main objective of the assessment was to obtain an in depth understanding of the orphan care issues that were important to people in the community and to identify obstacles to education, health care and voluntary counseling and testing for HIV (VCT).
This document provides a strategic framework to assist national and local planners, implementers, and donors in setting priorities, and outlines the steps necessary to develop responsive care and support programs for orphans, children affected by AIDS and other vulnerable children.
This article discusses the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and mainly on the issue of children orphaned by AIDS. With the introduction of HIV/AIDS came an alarming rise in the number of orphans worldwide though the most alarming figures are found in the developing world.