Support to Children and Students Affected by HIV and AIDS

About this Operation

Operation Documents

Resource Situation

The Operation Document has been revised (BR 2)  See below

Swaziland has a population of 1 million and the highest prevalence of HIV in the world: 26 percent of adults and 38 percent of pregnant women are living with HIV. One effect of the high incidence is a growing number of orphans  and other vulnerable children, estimated to reach 250,000 by 2015. Households and communities are struggling to meet the basic needs of these children, but the extended family structure is eroded by poverty, urbanization and HIV. The results are weakened  family and community structures and less protective environments for children, with increased neglect and more vulnerability to violence, abuse and exploitation.