The Orphan Crisis
There are 153 million orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. That’s a hard number to visualize. It's more than the entire population of Russia. Or Mexico.
It is half the population of the United States and more than the combined populations of Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, Sao Paolo, London, and New York.
These children are the ones most vulnerable to societal ills, yet they are the ones least powerful to bring about change.
Children at risk face obstacle after obstacle including but not limited to extreme poverty, lack of education, lack of access to basic medical care, and sexual exploitation. And the problems multiply once a child turns 18 and seeks to live life independently.