Nations agencies begin a two-day meeting in
official Bunmi Makinwa said in a statement yesterday that the UN needed to
decide how best to help families affected by HIV/AIDS and to "reassess our
whole approach to HIV/AIDS and this humanitarian crisis".
UN official said the standard World Food Programme (WFP) household ration pack
could be changed to take into account the increased size of family units and the
rising number of orphans due to the epidemic.
composition of the ration pack will be discussed. Nutritionists advise that
people with HIV/AIDS should increase the amount they eat and increase their
intake of proteins and foods rich in micronutrients.
a recent assessment, the WFP said about 14,4million people in the region would
require emergency assistance from December to March.