Saturday, 22 October 2016
AIDS Orphans Aid China

„China is on the verge of a catastrophe that could result in unimaginable human suffering, economic loss and social devastation.“
HIV / AIDS: China's Titanic Peril. 2001 update of the AIDS Situation and Needs Assessment Report by the United Nations.

The "AIDS-Waisenhilfe China e.V." incorporated society supports AIDS orphans in the People's Republic of China by means of cooperation with select on-site partners. Read more about us, our targets and our projects, or listen to the English language feature on us that was aired by Deutsche Welle in spring 2007: Radio Feature Deutsche Welle.

Children are severely affected

jpgIn the mid-1990s, some rural areas of China witnessed the rise and spread of HIV caused by the practice of entrepreneurs buying blood donations from farmers without ensuring minimum safety standards. Subsequently, up to 60 per cent of village dwellers fell ill, mostly women and men earning income for their families. Many of them have died of AIDS already.

Children are amongst the most severely affected group; though mostly not infected with HIV themselves, they are often left alone after their parents’ deaths, unable to make a living or afford school.

“I try not to think about myself since I know I won’t be cured. But at night I can’t sleep – I have nightmares and wild thoughts – worrying about what will happen to the kids.”

- AIDS patient, Henan province (source: New York Times, August 25, 2002)

In order to confront this unbearable situation, the "AIDS-Waisenhilfe China e.V." (AIDS Orphans Aid China) was founded in 2004. Read more about us...

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