World Vision Urges Governments to Fulfil Commitments to Children in Africa

Swaziland / World Mission

“World Vision UK, a Christian charity has reported on the devastation of children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in Africa. The charity says that neglect by their own careless governments has been revealed after research has been carried out in four of the worst HIV affected countries, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Zambia and Uganda.

The national governments of the worst affected countries were committed to implement a policy to protect orphaned and vulnerable children at the UN General Assembly Special Session in 2001. However, the commitments are not being honouring and still haven’t been met. Stephen Lewis, who is the UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, described the governments’ response towards the children as ‘unconscionable’.”

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