United Nations Launches $40 Million Appeal to Provide Services to People Affected by Violence in Kenya, Including People Living With HIV/AIDS
January 17, 2008
The United Nations on Tuesday said it will launch a $40 million appeal to address the political crisis in Kenya and provide services for people displaced by the violence, including those living HIV/AIDS, Xinhua News Agency reports (Xinhua News Agency, 1/15). The political and tribal violence broke out after Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over Raila Odinga, the opposition presidential candidate, by a narrow margin earlier this month. Miriam Were, chair of Kenya's National AIDS Control Council, said that widespread sexual assaults during the violence in the country likely will reverse gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In addition, some groups have voiced concerns about HIV-positive people's ability to adhere to treatment regimens during the violence and displacement (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 1/9).
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