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As Humanitarian Corridors effort grows, France welcomes first group of refugees

As Humanitarian Corridors effort grows, France welcomes first group of refugees

On 5 July, the first Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrived legally in France from Lebanon in what marks an expansion of the Humanitarian Corridors project founded by by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI), the Sant’Egidio religious community and the Italian government.

Treatment target for children living with HIV may not be reached by 2018

Treatment target for children living with HIV may not be reached by 2018

A disturbing projection regarding the number of children living with HIV was released today by UNAIDS. In 2016 there were 2.1 million children living with HIV globally, compared with a previous estimate of 1.8 million in 2015.

Workshop focuses on eliminating stigma related to HIV

Workshop focuses on eliminating stigma related to HIV

Twenty-five people took part in a workshop in Lome, Togo on 9-11 July jointly organized by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) and the Church of Sweden.