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Africa's orphaned and vulnerable generations: children affected by AIDS

Publication year: 
2006
Corporate author: 
The United Nations Children's Fund.
Publication details: 
Geneva, UNICEF, 2006
Abstract:

Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children Affected by AIDS is an update of the 2003 report Africa’s Orphaned Generations. It incorporates new and refined estimates of the number of children orphaned in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as current research on the impact of AIDS and orphaning. Information about orphans in the region has increased significantly in recent years and research has become more rigorous. And, while information on other vulnerable children in the region lags far behind, the situation of some well-defined groups, such as children living with chronically ill parents, is now being studied more systematically. The situation is complex, findings cannot necessarily be generalized, and assistance to orphans and vulnerable children is challenged by this complexity. Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children Affected by AIDS is meant to shed light on the circumstances of children affected by the AIDS epidemic and to encourage action.