This conference report examines the impact of
displacement on vulnerability to HIV and the effect of HIV infection on
situations of displacement, as well as discusses what NGOs can and should
do immediately post-emergency and at later stages of displacement.
Attended by more than 90 people from 16 countries from NGOs, UN, governments and universities, the seminar sought to share experiences between NGOs and other international and governmental organizations and raise awareness of the connections between HIV and displacement.
Giving recommendations for humanitarian agencies, the report is based on a one day seminar, "Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters", held in London in June 1999.