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Bangladesh Without Orphans

The orphan situation is serious. Bangladesh is the most populated country by density in the world. The country has over 161 million people, with over 64 million children making up around 40 percent. Orphans and street children in Bangladesh are often thrown in jail for petty crimes or abused and subjected to the most atrocious violence; most orphanages are overcrowded and cannot take in these children.

Belarus Without Orphans

The Republic of Belarus is a small former Soviet nation in Europe with a population just under 10 million. In 2008, Belarus was a nation that got hit pretty severely in the global economic crisis. Because of this economic downturn there are approximately 25,000 orphans in Belarus.

Botswana Without Orphans

Approximately 35% of children are orphans or vulnerable (including almost 3% who are both orphaned and vulnerable), while 65% of children are non-OVC. These estimates do not include children living in an abusive environment, HIV-positive, or living outside family care. Many of the most vulnerable children do not live in family settings.

Brazil Without Orphans

There are many good stories from Brazil, many stories of reunification that were successful and many stories of adoption that were also successful. I think that one of the greatest things that we have reached in Brazil is that, sooner, we are really starting, officially starting the movement, the WWO movement in Brazil and we are gathering a group of important leaders from many different organizations that are making a great impact in their regions and even in the nation. We are very excited about that.

Burundi Without Orphans

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 1.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Over half the population in Burundi is in a situation of chronic food insecurity and 56% of children under five years old are chronically malnourished – one of the highest rates in the world. Poverty, family conflicts, and child abuse have also pushed thousands of children to the street.

Ethiopia Without Orphans

Ethiopia is a country of 110 million people located in eastern Africa. It is the most populous landlocked country in the world. With a high prevalence of HIV and over 44% of the population under 14, orphanhood is an important issue in Ethiopia. There are about 4.5 million orphans in the nation, with 85,000 HIV orphans. Orphans are primarily cared for by government-run orphanages; however, the government has started closing orphanages due to enacting the new government policy. Kinship care is a program that encourages reunification with families and domestic care by sponsoring the child with extended families.

Ghana Without Orphans

The hardships and difficulties faced by children in Ghana include slavery and forced labor, poverty, physical and moral violence, sexual abuse, poor quality education as well as certain ancestral rites. Children living on the streets are frequent in Ghana. According to a survey about 80% of these children are between 5 and 14 years old. As young as they are, street children must find work to meet their needs.

India Without Orphans / Bharathiya Sneha Parivar

Alternative care in India: Orphanages and small family-based styles of care were the only alternative care options available in the past, but the situation is slowly changing. India now has foster care, group foster homes and most recently India introduced domestic adoptions. Reunification of children with relatives is also taking place.

Kenya Without Orphans

Kenya is a country of approximately 47 million people located in the African Great Lakes Region of east Africa. Over 40% of the population in Kenya are under the age of 14.¹ There is a high prevelance rate of HIV with 1/3 of the population being orphaned due to the disease. It is estimated that there are about 1.7 - 3 million orphans in Kenya with 700 children being orphaned everyday.

Kyrgyzstan Without Orphans

Kyrgyzstan is one of the poorest countries in Central Asia. Nearly 900,000 children in Kyrgyzstan live in poverty and continue to face deprivation. Many children are separated from their families and live in residential care institutions, being deprived of the care of their parents or close relatives.

Latvia Without Orphans

Latvia is a small country of only 2 million people, located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. There are thousands of orphans living in Latvia. The children need more support than ever due to the social and economic upheaval. Latvia is among the poorest nations in the European Union, and the health care system is one of the worst in Europe. HIV/AIDS affects about 10,000 people in the country. Children under the age of 14 account for about 13.5% of the population in Latvia. Families are forced to move around due to economic stress, and children are left with people who cannot take care of them and ultimately end up in state-run institutions. The children then grow up and leave the institution unprepared for living on their own.

Malawi Without Orphans

Malawi is a country where HIV/AIDS runs rampant and is one of the worst nations affected by HIV/AIDS. The estimated prevalence rate for adults (15 years and older) is 14.1 compared to 6.1 for Sub-Saharan Africa. That means that the number of persons with HIV in Malawi is approximately one million. This challenge has increased the number of orphan children in Malawi below 18 years due to the high death rates of parents leaving their children behind.

Nepal Without Orphans

There are around 12.7 million children under the age of 18 in Nepal. In recent decades, the number of Nepali orphaned and abandoned children without parental care has increased or are at risk of losing such care. There are various reasons for this rise, including political unrest (particularly armed conflict), the high rate of poverty, and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Paraguay Without Orphans

Paraguay is one of the poorest nations in the Americas. Nearly 40 % of the population faces a life in poverty. Due to this, it is difficult for families to raise children in good living conditions. Many Paraguayan children face great hardships as they go through life. Statistics show that 15%, or one in four children in Paraguay between the ages of 10 and 17, work to help their families survive. Many children from low-income families either decide to leave their homes to work and live in the streets. This situation causes children to be separated from their families.

Philippines Without Orphans

Poor families frequently suffer from hunger or malnutrition from which follow numerous health problems, particularly among children who are physically more vulnerable than adults. About 1.8 million children in the Philippines are under the status of abandoned or neglected.

Romania Without Orphans

Romania is a located in South Eastern Europe and has a population of about 21.7 million people. There are about 100,000 orphans living in child protective services with more being abandoned each day.

Russia Without Orphans

Russia is the largest country geographically and has a population of 145 million. Orphan estimates range between 400,000 to 1 million orphans, with some orphans living in institutions and others in family care ranging from guardianship to adoption.

Rwanda Without Orphans

Children represent a large percentage of the Rwandan population, with 40% of the population between ages 0 and 14 and a median age of 18.8. The main causes of children leaving their family homes include parents' poverty, and the death of one or both parents. Over half of children and young people experience physical, sexual, or emotional violence before age 18.

South Africa Without Orphans

South Africa is a country where HIV/AIDS runs rampant. This, coupled with violence against women and children, makes the orphan crisis a pressing matter. It is estimated that there are 150,000 children in South Africa living in homes managed by children themselves. The government has now implemented guidelines for foster care and prevention/response to child exploitation which is a step to bring these children out of institutional care and into families.

Sri Lanka Without Orphans

In Sri Lanka today, institutional care is the fate of many children who have been abandoned by their parents. According to UNICEF, out of over 21,000 children in orphanages in Sri Lanka, one or both parents of over 19,000 of them are still alive. There are currently 488 voluntary children’s homes in Sri Lanka. Living conditions for children in some of these homes are less than idyllic.

Thailand Without Orphans

There are currently 20,000 children living on the streets in Thailand's main cities. Many children in Thailand are victims of physical or sexual violence or abuse. Most instances of sexual violence are against young girls, which seriously impacts their lives.

Uganda Without Orphans

Uganda is a landlocked country in the heart of East Africa, bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a population of over 33 million. Since its independence from Britain, there have been periods of conflict and a lengthy civil war that has left tens of thousands dead and displaced more than a million people. Just the HIV/AIDS epidemic alone has left 1.2 million children orphaned, with a total of 2.7 million orphans. Orphans live with extended relatives, in orphanages, and on the street.

Ukraine Without Orphans

Ukraine has a population of 43 million people, and 106,000 children live in boarding schools of various types (6,000 of whom are adoptable). Though in recent years Ukraine has made great strides in moving towards family care like foster care and adoption.

United Kingdom

Our vision is – a home for every child who needs one. When Home for Good launched as a charity in 2014, there were 9,000 foster carers urgently needed and approximately 6,000 children waiting to be adopted – and approximately 15,000 evangelical churches in the UK!

Zambia Without Orphans

Zambian children are faced with challenges such as violence, malnutrition, imprisonment, lack of education, child marriage, and hard labor.

Zimbabwe Without Orphans

Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world. There are 15 million people, 48% are children. More than one-quarter of children below the age of 18 are not living with either parent. Among these children, the majority have been abandoned by their parents or orphaned.Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world. There are 15 million people, 48% are children. More than one-quarter of children below the age of 18 are not living with either parent. Among these children, the majority have been abandoned by their parents or orphaned.
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