UNHCR promotes and supports programmes that ensure universal access to HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.
In emergencies, health services are often disrupted and this affects people who need continuous prevention, care and treatment – especially those living with HIV.
At UNHCR, we promote and support the development of programmes to ensure universal access to HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.
Our organization is a UNAIDS co-sponsor and the lead convening agency for HIV in emergency situations.
Additionally, we promote the provision of information and services that improve reproductive health, particularly for women and girls. Access to services such as emergency obstetric and neonatal care can drastically reduce the number of women who die during or after childbirth and ensure that mothers and their children enjoy a healthy life. Reproductive health education and services for young people is also important.
Tremendous progress has been made in recent years in the provision of reproductive health care and HIV services for refugees in camps, as well as urban areas. But we believe more needs to be done.
More information on HIV in humanitarian emergencies can be found at the Inter Agency Task team for HIV in Emergencies website.
Selected articles on HIV and AIDS and refugees.
Codes of Conduct and Good Practices
Codes of conduct from UNHCR and other organizations relating to issues of HIV/AIDS.