Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Few Statistics regarding Orphans.

Have you ever stopped to think how many orphans there are in the world? Have you ever stopped to think what happens in the life of an orphan?

The exact experience for every orphan is different as situations differ and every person is, of course, unique.

Here are a few stats:

UNICEF defines an orphan as someone who has lost one or both parents.

  • Total estimated number of orphans worldwide:  163 million
  • Estimated number that have lost only their mother: 34.5 million
  • Estimated number that have lost only their father: 101 million
  • Estimated number of “double orphans”:  18.5 million 
  • 95% of all orphans are over the age of 5 years. 
  • In 2005 132 million orphans were found in Sub-Sahran Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribean
    (Source: UNICEF) Did you know that the stats are so high? What is your first thought when you see these numbers, many of which go back to 2005 /2007                                                                                                                         

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