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Getting Started: WFP support to HIV/AIDS Training for Transport and Contract Workers


WFPmoves large quantities of food, thus contributing to the transport, port and rail sectors’ activity and mobility, which may be causally linked to the increased spread of HIV. The “do-no-harm” principle in performing humanitarian assistance requires that WFP take responsibility for the consequences of its interventions – including the spread of HIV to transport and contract workers (TCWs)1, sex workers, and members of local communities. Consequently, HIV/AIDS mitigation activities are fully within WFP’s mandate and can be considered an obligation.

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