In Eritrea the national adult (15-49) HIV prevalence is estimated to be 1.33 % and an estimated 370 000 people live with HIV. Among young and unmarried people (especially in urban areas) the HIV prevalence is around 5- 10 %. Inadequate information and education on sex and reproductive health among young people, especially girls, is an important contributing factor to the HIV related vulnerability. Out of 105 000 orphans and vulnerable children, 40 000 are a result of HIV/AIDS. Stigmatisation and discrimination of persons living with HIV directly affect the wellbeing of children affected by HIV.
The purpose of the project is to increase family resilience and self-recovery ability of orphans and vulnerable children, and of people living with HIV. The objectives by which this purpose can be met are meeting the affected people's basic needs and minimizing future hazards, as well as increasing the capacity of the Eritrean Red Cross and its volunteers. The approach intends to make the families self-supporting through income that enables them to pay for and access community based support services.
Collaborating partners: The Netherlands Red Cross will be involved in providing financial support, as well as technical and monitoring support, while The Red Cross Society of Eritrea will collaborate with government ministries, and other stakeholders to build family and community response capacity to address stigma and discrimination. The beneficiaries of this project are children who themselves or their parents have been affected by HIV/ Aids. The peer education and community approach will indirectly benefit the entire communities.
Eritrea, Maekel;14.99717 38.5881
Eritrea, Massawa Sub Zoba, Northern Red Sea;15.61667 39.48333
Eritrea, Arata Sub Zoba, Southern Red Sea;14.98861 38.71028
Eritrea, Assab Sub Zoba, Southern Red Sea;13.00917 42.73944
Ginda Sub Zoba;15.43438 39.10466
Complex Emergency, Epidemic
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation