It is estimated that between 147,000,000 and 210,000,000 children are orphans.
Every day . . .
5,760 more children in the world become orphans.
EVERY 2.2 SECONDS another orphan ages out, with no family and no home.
1.5 million children live in public care in Central and Eastern Europe
12.4 million orphans live in Latin America and the Carribean
43.4 million orphans live in sub-Saharan Africa
87.6 million orphans live in Asia
Roughly 6% of all children in Asia are orphans, with 7.7 million orphaned in 2010 alone.
16 million children were orphaned in 2003
Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned as a result of AIDS
800,000 children in the American Foster Care system each year
20,000 young people “age out” of the U.S. foster care system each year. Of these only a little over 50% will earn a high school diploma.
147 Million orphans in the world
Just because sometimes we need to remember . . .
Borrowed from a fellow blogger ~