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Orphan Outreach

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.  

  • 64% of children in Guatemala and Honduras live below the poverty line
  • 72% of Guatemalan and Honduran students drop out after sixth grade
  • 60,000 children are born with HIV/AIDS every year in India
  • 35 million people around the world lack access to basic medical care
  • 44% of children face extreme poverty
  • 53,000 children in Russia, Ukraine, and Latvia age out of the orphan care system every year