Aids is rampant. 14 million children under 15 have already lost either their father or mother or both parents because of Aids. Most of these are in southern Africa. In Asia, however, as well as in eastern Europe the situation is becoming dramatic. Almost 600,000 infants are infected with the virus through their mothers and every day 1,400 children die of Aids. In about 20 projects across the world Kindernothilfe supports children and young people who are affected by Aids.
The effects of HIV/Aids are devastating – each day 1,400 girls and boys die of aids. The pandemic has made around 15 million children orphans. As a member of the Action Alliance against Aids, Kindernothilfe calls on governments and international organisations to take the necessary steps to halt the spread of this epidemic.