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The Displaced and HIV and AIDS

The trauma of war, violence and persecution, followed by the misery of exile, are often the sad destiny of refugees. The plight of the uprooted is even worse in parts of the world affected by HIV and AIDS. Not only are refugees accused of spreading HIV and other diseases, but they are often excluded from multi-million dollar HIV and AIDS programmes.

UNHCR promotes and supports the development of comprehensive HIV programmes to ensure universal access to HIV prevention services and AIDS treatment, care and support programmes. The refugee agency is a UNAIDS co-sponsor and the lead agency for HIV among refugees and internally displaced people. Through the years, UNHCR has developed a unique competence and expertise in HIV in conflict settings, particularly related to displaced populations.




Information, Education and Communication Materials

Information, education and communication materials on HIV/AIDS developed by UNHCR and its partners.

HIV and IDPs

Information on UNHCR's work in the field of HIV and iternally displaced persons.