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25 Mar 2009 description

ODI Briefing Paper 50

Context is critical for tailored responses

The global HIV epidemic may have stabilised, and the number of new infections has fallen slightly since 2001. But there is no room for complacency. In 2007, 33 million people were living with HIV, and two million people died as a result of AIDs-related illnesses. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global epidemic, accounting for more than two-thirds (68%) of all adults and 90% of all children with HIV (UNAIDS, 2008). In many regions, high levels of HIV infection coincide with humanitarian emergencies.

28 Aug 2008 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-third session
Item 67 (b) of the provisional agenda*

10 Jan 2008 description
report Save the Children

Five days' torrential rain in Ampara  and Batticaloa districts of Sri Lankahas led to over 28,000  people fleeing their homes to avoid the deluge. Save the Children is already  responding to families who have been affected by the flooding, many of whom had  previously been displaced by conflict.

In Ampara alone more than 65,000  families, including 70,000 children, have been affected and nearly 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.